Mumbai, India, November 13, 2018 – Audible, the world’s largest seller and producer of downloadable audiobooks and other spoken-word content, today announced the launch of Audible.in, a dedicated service for Indians. Audible.in offers a broad selection of more than 200,000 full-length audiobooks and original programs, including a curated selection of 400 Audible-exclusive titles by leading Indian authors.
To celebrate the launch, Audible is releasing a new recording of S. Hussain Zaidi and Jane Borges’s best-selling Mafia Queens of Mumbai, performed by Rajkummar Rao, Radhika Apte, and Kalki Koechlin, in addition to offering a hand-picked “welcome pack” of premium listening experiences.
“Honoring India’s distinctive literary and storytelling tradition and supporting the creation of vibrant local content, Audible.in is a dedicated, authentic and dynamic destination for Indian consumers that puts Indian talent and spoken-word content front and center,” said Audible founder and CEO Don Katz. “Millions of listeners around the world already turn to Audible to enhance the character and quality of daily life, and we look forward to delivering an even richer and more culturally resonant listening experience to our Indian customers and customers to come.”
Indians can now join millions of customers worldwide who use the Audible service to enjoy gripping, immersive storytelling, reportage and entertainment by gifted writers and performers. Audible offers busy book lovers the gift of “found a time,” allowing them transporting, stimulating experiences while commuting, doing chores, exercising, or relaxing at home.
Among the titles and programs available at launch are:
- The Last Boy to Fall in Love, an original audio-first title by Durjoy Datta
- Popular fiction by Preeti Shenoy and Savi Sarma
- Favorite works by authors from around the world, including J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series.
- classics like Pride and Prejudice, Sherlock Holmes, Siddhartha, and The Prophet.
- Exclusive audio performances of some of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore’s greatest works, including Gitanjali.
Indian customers can access Audible’s library of global content and membership benefits by signing up for a complimentary 30-day trial, which entitles them to any Audible book of their choice. Amazon Prime members can access a special 90-day trial, including three free audiobooks, at Amazon.in/audible.in. A premium Audible membership costs INR 199 per month following a 30-day free trial.
Audible also offers three prepaid plans: 1 month @ INR 299, 6 months @ INR 1345 (25% discount) and 12 months @ INR 2332 (35% discount).
Audible, an Amazon.com subsidiary, is the leading provider of premium digital spoken audio content, offering customers a new way to enhance and enrich their lives every day. The content includes more than 450,000 audio programs from leading audiobook publishers, broadcasters, entertainers, magazine and newspaper publishers, and business information providers. It is also the provider of spoken-word audio products for Apple’s iTunes Store.
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