United Kingdom based The Guardian newspaper has forged a relationship with Audible, for an audiobook version of the famous paper. Every week the Guardian Audio Edition will hit Audible, and give you a feel for the UK’s book scene and new releases. Audible will also sponsor the Guardian Books homepage, its weekly books podcast, and its books review pages, with co-branded advertising across the newspaper’s website and print edition.
Dipesh Morjaria, Business Director for Multimedia at Guardian News & Media, said: “We are delighted to build on our existing partnership with Audible, an authority in the digital spoken word market. Our digital first strategy and open philosophy means we are constantly looking for new ways to showcase our content and engage new audiences, and The Guardian Audio Edition aims to do this by bringing the sound of the Guardian to life as the very best of our award-winning journalism is translated into spoken word.”
Emilie Marneur, Audible.co.uk, said: “We’re thrilled to be working closely with the Guardian’s award-winning team of journalists, producers and reviewers on The Guardian Audio Edition. It is an exciting new project that will give a voice to the Guardian’s journalism, for the first time allowing people to listen to the best of the Guardian each week. We know from our customers that digital spoken word is an essential medium through which they stay entertained and informed while getting the most from their mobile devices.”
The Guardian Audio edition will be free of charge. You can listen to it via iTunes and the various Audible apps for a myriad of platforms.
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