Audiobook Rental Company Expands Fulfillment Capacity to Meet Demand

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A huge surge in membership of Audio-to-Go, its audiobook rental by mail service, has forced Talking Book World, the worldÂ?s largest audiobook store retail chain, to increase its warehousing space by two thirds to house its booming Internet retailing operation.

Talking Book World, which has been in the business of selling and renting audiobooks since 1993, has leased an adjoining unit to their headquarters in Lake Barrington, Illinois. “We have grown beyond our expectations in our first nine months of operation and expect to double our membership by the end of the year ”, said Stuart Craig CEO of Talking Book World. “We have the widest selection of abridged and unabridged titles on both CD and cassette format available anywhere. We needed to be able to inventory them in one location and with the phenomenal response; we have outgrown the space we originally allocated to Audio-to-Go!”

With Audio to Go a customer compiles a list of up to 25 audiobook titles they want to listen to from the company’s database of over 17,000 titles. The first three available selections are then sent to the customer using the reliable United States Postal Service in a returnable prepaid package. When the customer has finished listening to their first selection, they just pop it in a mail box and in the meantime they have another two audiobook selections to enjoy until the next one on the their list arrives. This rotation process allows customers to always have a book on hand to listen to.

Audio to Go is based on a combination of Talking Book World’s no due date preferred programs that are sold in blocks of 3, 6 and 12 months and the successful rental programs offered by The Corporate Library, the company’s training and development division.

For more information about Audio to Go, please call 1-888-TBW-STORE or look it up on the web at

About Talking Book World:

Talking Book World is the largest chain of audiobook only stores in the world. Founded in 1993, Talking Book World has 27 retail locations in Michigan, New Hampshire, California and Ontario, Canada.

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