Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 1, 2007
dash Media Networks announced today that Audio Books have been added to their website TheSciFiStore.net (http://www.thescifistore.net) as a new product category. In 2004, the off-the-shelf audio book industry (i.e. cassettes and CDs) was $800 million strong (Source: Audio Publishers' Association). By the end of 2005, industry estimates reported that audio books had become a $2 billion industry. Acknowledging the increase in popularity of audio books, TheSciFiStore.net has added a variety of science fiction audio books. The titles included range from the classic 2001: A Space Odyssey to recent favorites such as Minority Report and the resurgent 1960's BBC Dr. Who stories that have been found new life in the new SciFi Channel series of the same name.
Another feature of the audio book listings on TheSciFiStore.net is that people can hear sample audio clips from a title before they buy in either Windows Media or Real Audio formats. Once purchased, the audio books can be downloaded in the MP3 and WMA formats and accessed in a number of different ways. The audio books can even be used on an iPod, as well as burned to a CD for use in whatever setting a user desires.
According to a dash Media Networks spokesman, "We believe this is natural fit for our customers. Downloadable, portable audio books allow people to access their favorite SciFi books wherever they are, whether it's driving, waiting, walking or playing."
As noted on partner Audio Books Portal's website, "People are busier than ever -- and time has become a dwindling commodity. With the rising popularity of MP3 players such as the iPod, people have just started to discover that music is not the only thing they can listen to while going about their day."
TheSciFiStore.net is a full featured e-commerce site that specializes in selling science fiction books, DVD's, toys, games, and more. It also features a science fiction blog, SciFi Picks.com (http://www.scifipicks.com), that gives news, views and information about past, present and future science fiction entertainment and events.
About dash Media Networks:
dash Media Networks is a collection of broad and niche oriented e-commerce and social networking outlets focused on products and communities in the range of technology, consumer electronics and other high growth potential sectors.
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