Scribd is adding about 30,000 digital audiobooks to its $8.99/month ebook subscription service, helping its offering to stand out from competitors Oyster and Kindle Unlimited.
After the new episode of Homeland airs this Sunday, the Amazon-owned digital audiobook service Audible.com (s AMZN) will release a free, 30-minute “soliloquy by congressman-turned-fugitive Nicholas Brody,” the Wall Street Journal reports (paywall). Narrated by Damian Lewis, the actor who plays Brody, this is “Audible’s first stab at creating new content for a TV drama,” and Audible hired a writer to work on it in collaboration with Homeland writers and Fox (s NWS).
Digital audiobooks site Audible.com is ending the 18-month-old program that gave authors $1 for every audiobook sold.
A year after launch, Audiobooks.com is changing from an unlimited streaming audiobook offering to a subscription service that puts it in direct competition with the Amazon-owned Audible.com. Audiobooks.com says its biggest benefit over Audible is streaming — but Audible has four times as many titles.