New York, NY (PressExposure) May 03, 2008 -- eMusic the digital entertainment retailer of music and audiobooks, and the Caravan Project, an innovative partnership of non-profit publishers, booksellers and libraries, today announced that eMusic will become the first digital audio retailer of Caravan Books. Approximately 60 Caravan titles from distinguished non-fiction publishers including Yale University Press, Harvard University Press and The University of North Carolina Press will be available on eMusic in the US and EU within the next few months. eMusic is the only digital retailer to offer all of its audiobooks in MP3, the worldâs most popular digital format.
âOne of Caravanâs primary goals is to provide readers access to every book from our publishers in every format, instantly,â said Peter Osnos, Caravan Project Executive Director. âAs our first digital retailer, eMusic is a strong addition to the expanding Caravan network of booksellers of all types, and by providing Caravan books in the MP3 format, we make it easy for readers to enjoy our books on any digital audio device they own.â
âeMusic targets a sophisticated, intellectually curious customer, and Caravanâs serious non-fiction is a great fit for our subscribers,â said David Pakman, eMusic President and CEO. âeMusic excels at exposing âlong tailâ music and book titles, and weâre looking forward to working with Caravan and its publishers to increase sales for these worthy books.â
eMusic sold 25,000 audiobooks within the first 50 days of its audiobooks launch on September 18, becoming the worldâs first digital retailer to offer audiobooks in the universally compatible MP3 format and bringing the companyâs award-winning combination of universal compatibility, great value, and expert editorial to a market that is poised for growth. The website now offers more than 1500 audiobooks from major audiobook publishers including Blackstone Audio, Hachette, Naxos Audiobooks and Random House. eMusic presents audiobooks with a sophisticated voice, including regular reviews by critics from the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times and Chicago Sun-Times among others. Audiobooks subscriptions are priced at $9.99 for one book or $19.99 for two books, plus one book free as part of an introductory offer.
The Caravan Project The Caravan Project ([http://www.CaravanBooks.org]) is a nonprofit organization that is working with Ingram Book and Ingram Digital, Overdrive, the National Association of College Stores, ABAâs Booksense and selected retailers to provide customers a wide range of books from top academic and non profit publishers simultaneously in the e-book, audio, and large print formats, as well as the traditional print format. The Caravan Project is funded by grants from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and the Carnegie Corporation of New York, and is housed at The Century Foundation. As a non-profit partnership, Caravan is about meeting the challenges of change.
Participating Publishers Beacon Press Columbia University Press The Council on Foreign Relations Press Harvard University Press Island Press Kent State University Press The New Press The University of California Press The University of Michigan Press The University of North Carolina Press Yale University Press
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