Friday, July 08, 2016

Amazon’s Audible Goes Long on Short-Form Audio - The New York Times

Later in the article: “It’s pretty obvious there’s an audience for it, to us at least.” Also see Amazon Wants People to Pay for Podcasts (Bloomberg)
"Amazon hopes to persuade people to pay for something they have traditionally enjoyed free: short-form audio.

Audible, Amazon’s audiobook and spoken-word subsidiary, on Thursday announced Channels, a subscription service that will offer a new library of audio, including original programs, articles read aloud and more. At $4.95 a month, it presents a lower-priced entry point to the service and significantly expands on Audible’s core audiobook offering, while giving listeners more incentive to stick with the company."
Amazon’s Audible Goes Long on Short-Form Audio - The New York Times
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