A few weeks ago, Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing website announced that it would be offering audiobrowsing.
Amazon’s audio-only section has been in development for years and now includes an “audiobook section” in addition to its regular books.
For some, this is an exciting new avenue for audiobrowers.
“I really like the way it’s going,” said Laura Schreiber, a native of Australia who has been an audiobook listener for the past 20 years.
A book reader, Schreib is now an avid audiobook reader and has been listening to audiobuzz about the audiobook industry.
“I was just like, ‘I’ll just do it,'” she said.
“And I’m very happy that they are doing it.
I think it will really help people to listen to books.”
In the US, Amazon also announced it would give away audiobook copies of its titles.
The announcement was made on Thursday.
It is the second time Amazon has given away audiobeams.
Back in 2014, the company sold off its audiobook collection to rival Audible, which also gave away some audiobuds.
In December, Amazon said it would offer an “Audible-branded audio book selection” for those who buy through the Kindle Direct publishing site.
While Amazon has traditionally been known for selling audio books, the recent announcement comes as the company tries to make up for the loss of its Kindle Direct website.
But there are still plenty of audiobook fans who aren’t satisfied with the service.
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