Queensland, Australia (PRWEB) December 16, 2006
Ninety-seven million Americans drive alone to work everyday, and commuters are stuck in traffic an average of 62 hours per year. With the rising popularity of MP3 players such as the iPod and more and more new cars being fitted with built-in MP3 players (as of this year, almost all new cars are now capable of playing digital audio files), people are now discovering that they can "listen" to books, teleseminars, lectures and podcasts while they're on-the-go -- and when they don't have time to read. Hence, the huge popularity of audio books with commuters. Today's selection of downloadable audio books is not limited to just fiction and literary works, but runs the gamut from how-to manuals to business books and self-help information.
Online digital media distribution is the hottest new trend that's revolutionizing the world we live in. When Spoken Network, an online audio book distribution company launched their impressive offering on November 16, all 1,000 available licenses quickly sold out in less than four days. The Spoken Network system offers more than 5,000 titles from the world's leading audiobook publishing companies (such as Harper Collins, Simon and Schuster, BBC, Time Warner and more) and distributes thousands of best-selling titles from best-selling authors (including Dan Brown, James Patterson, Simon Covey, Patricia Cornwell, Robert T. Kiyosaki, Jack Canfield, Nora Roberts, etc.) in audiobook format.
One of those who was quick to jump on the opportunity was Martin Aranovitch, owner of AudioBookOne.net (http://www.audiobookone.net). Martin spent his university years studying technology trends and the factors that contribute to the emergence of new paradigms and believes that audiobooks are an ideal solution for time-strapped multi-taskers, business people, individuals looking for self-improvement information and, of course, busy moms! In a world where people are finding themselves busier than ever, audiobooks may just be what they are looking for.
The current leading audiobook download company generated sales of $65 million in 2005 exclusively from downloadable audiobooks. Yet, that's only a 3.25% share of the total two billion dollar audiobook pie. Audio books, therefore, could ultimately compete with printed books as the Internet's top selling product line.
Spoken Network was also smart enough to incorporate a structure whereby each audiobook store owner can expand through affiliates -- website owners or organizations can promote either a single title on their site (e.g. a particular business or self help book, or a recorded version of the Bible), or one or more specific categories to match the site's particular themes, content or niche topics of interest and earn generous commissions. This makes it an ideal source of fundraising for schools, churches and other organizations and provides web site owners with the opportunity to develop an additional stream of income promoting quality products that are in high demand. For more details on becoming an audiobook affiliate visit http://www.audiobookone.com/affiliate-program.html.
It is not difficult then, to imagine that in the near future, your family and friends will be walking around with headphones or earphones attached to MP3 players, or driving around listening to audiobooks on their favorite topics as they go about their daily lives.
And who knows ... maybe even that lazy teenager of yours may soon start devouring audiobooks on Shakespeare for school exams, learning Chinese, German or Russian, or get lost in some exotic, far away fictional land where adventure, romance and excitement abound ... always within earshot.
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