3M announced back in March that they ironed out an agreement with Findaway World to add 40,000 audiobook titles into their system. It took awhile to iron out all of the logistics, but today all of this content is now available in the 3M Cloud Library App.
Audiobooks was the missing piece of the puzzle for 3M to be a viable contender in the library world. The company now has 500,000 eBook titles and 40,000 audiobooks that are available for libraries to purchase and integrate into their digital catalogs.
The 3M Cloud Library App has been updated for iOS and the Android version should be available soon. It has a new streamlined interface that has a built in audiobook player, to listen to any titles you borrow from the library on the fly. The app also bookmarks audiobooks so users can access them across a range of devices and easily pick up where they left off.
Findaway World is quickly becoming a serious player in the audiobook industry. Recently they announced they are powering the Barnes and Noble Audiobook Store and now are dealing with 3M.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.