Baker & Taylor, a major distributor, has announced the launch of a new mobile platform that will sell audiobooks on the Android and Apple platforms. The new platform, called Acoustik, is now available on the App Store and on Google Play. It is powered by Findaway World’s platform and currently provides access to 40,000 titles. Baker & Taylor intends to launch Acoustik as part of the Axis 360 digital media platform for libraries. The Acoustik site has free samples to allow you to do a “test listen.”
Interestingly, the platform will be available through other retailers, as well. For example, Michael’s Bookstore is offering a selection of Acoustik audio books. The consumer downloads the Apple or Android platform and can then download books from their Michael’s account. Go independent bookstores!