Blackstone Audio Announces A Broad Range Of Audiobook Apps For The iTunes® Application Program And The App Store(SM) Online Store

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More Than 75 Contemporary Bestsellers and Classic Audiobooks Available for Use with iPhone®, iPod touch ® & iPad ™ Mobile Digital Devices As Listen-On-The-Go Apps; Chuch Palahniuk's Novel “Tell-All” Is Newest Release, “The Art Of War” Discounted at http://www.blackstoneaudioapps.com.

“These apps are shining examples of what’s possible using new technology and distribution channels without losing sight of the basic audiobook listening experience," said Josh Stanton, Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Blackstone Audio, Inc., a leading independent audiobook producer, announced that more than 75 audiobooks have been turned into enhancedAudio™ apps by Folium Partners, LLC. These self-contained audiobooks come with a variety of cutting-edge navigation, graphic, and bonus features for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad mobile digital device users. For a limited time “The Art of War” by Sun Tzu is on sale for $3.99. Complete lists of audiobook titles and features are available at http://www.blackstoneaudioapps.com.

Available for between $3.99 and $14.99 each, these audiobook apps are ideal for high school & college students, literature lovers, commuters, road warriors, and anyone who wants to get more out of their iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad.

Titles range from contemporary best-sellers to classic works by Chuck Palahniuk, Dave Eggers, Rick Bragg, Wallace Stegner, Jack Kerouac, C.S. Lewis, Arthur Conan Doyle, Ian Flemming, A.A. Milne, and many others. Actors performing these audiobooks include Jim Dale, Edward Herrmann, Martin Jarvis, and Grover Gardner. Chuck Palahniuk’s new novel “Tell-All” ($11.99) was made available on May 8, 2010 and joins Palahniuk’s “Invisible Monsters,” “Survivor,” and “Pygmy” as Blackstone audiobook apps.

The enhancedAudio experience includes professional narration, superior audio quality, and smart navigation. The design of the app is intuitive and elegant; just press play and listen. Other audiobook-friendly features include full chapter titles, offline listening, sleep timer, automatic book marking, chapter timings and more. Easily skip back to rehear a few seconds or zip through chapters at lightening speed.

“Blackstone is proud of our growing catalog of audiobook apps, the state-of-the-art listening experience, and the cost savings we can offer audiobook fans,” said Josh Stanton, President, Blackstone Audio, Inc. “These apps are shining examples of what’s possible using new technology and distribution channels without losing sight of the basic listening experience. These are audiobooks created by people who love audiobooks.”

“Folium Partners looks forward to working with Blackstone Audio to develop its audiobook app platform further and creating a new paradigm for audiobook listening,” added Ben Bellinson, Folium Partners, LLC.

About Blackstone Audio, Inc.:
Blackstone Audio is the largest independent audiobook publisher in the United States, and remains family owned and operated in Ashland, OR. Blackstone Audio is dedicated to providing quality audiobooks at affordable prices, publishing more than 400 titles a year. The company markets its audiobooks across a number of distribution channels and formats including libraries, retail outlets, solid-state audiobook players and digital download services. Blackstone Audio manufactures everything in-house, from narration to cover production, which allows the company to keep standards high while controlling costs.

About Folium Partners, LLC:
Folium Partners designs, builds and markets cutting-edge products that consumers love. Our audiobook apps are feature rich, easy to use, known for high quality narration and superior sound quality, and include additional content to complement the listening experience. Our software framework scales for small and large projects through flexible apps that include audio, video, text, images and other media.

enhancedAudio is a trademark of Folium Partners, LLC
iTunes, iPhone and iPod touch, are all registered trademarks of Apple, Inc.
iPad is a trademark of Apple, Inc.
App Store is a service mark of Apple, Inc.

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