Audiobook Pop! To Donate Portion of Sales to Librivox.org
by Elizabeth Rodgers | Monday, December 10th, 2012
Audiobook Pop!, creator of curated and themed mobile audiobook apps, announced that a portion of all December sales from Audiobook Pop! apps will be donated to Librivox.org, an online digital library of free public domain audiobooks, read by volunteers. Audiobook Pop! apps cost $0.99 and provide hundreds of hours of audiobooks.
The Audiobook Pop! mission is to create themed audiobook apps with only the best narrators from Librivox. No ones has time to sift through the thousands of audiobooks at Librivox. Audiobook Pop! does it for you. Audiobook Pop! apps include
- Audiobooks – Austen, a Jane Austen anthology,
- Audiobooks – Takes, a compilation of fairy tales and folk tales from around the world,
- Audiobooks For Your Kids, a compilation of classic children’s literature
- Audiobooks – Sci-Fi, Classic Science Fiction.
Established in 2007, Librivox is the world’s most prolific audiobook publisher. The LibriVox objective is to make all books in the public domain available, for free, in audio format on the internet. Mike Linksvayer, Vice-President of Creative Commons, has described it as “perhaps the most interesting collaborative culture project this side of Wikipedia.”
Since the entire Audiobook Pop! catalog is drawn from Librivox, we feel a certain amount of responsibility to give back to the project as well as to advocate for the cause. Similar to the Gutenberg Project, Librivox has no budget and is run by volunteers for the greater good. Great works of literature should belong to everyone. All content found on Audiobook Pop! apps can be found for free on the Librivox.org website.
At Audiobook Pop!, we focus on themes and great narrators. Other audiobook apps might offer the entire Librivox catalog. There are over 6,000 audiobooks at Librivox, making it sometimes overwhelming for those of us who don’t have the time to sift through all of the titles. “We usually put around 30 audiobooks into each app,” explains ABP co-creator, Elizabeth Rodgers. “This is a number that most people can conquer. If you have thousands of books to choose from, it’s hard to make a choice.”