• Don Katz dishes on storytelling with ‘Invisible Man,’ Ralph Ellison Crunch Network

    Don Katz dishes on storytelling with ‘Invisible Man,’ Ralph Ellison

    Though lots of moving parts have to be corralled together in order to found, expand and manage a business as large as, founder Donald Katz would argue that the key component to his company’s success is this: People love a good story and they love it even more when it’s delivered conversationally. Read More

  • Drops Prices To Compete With Amazon’s Audible Drops Prices To Compete With Amazon’s Audible, a one-year old subscription service that competes with Amazon’s, is today dropping its prices. Previously, the company had charged users $24.95 per month for unlimited access to its catalog of some 25,000 titles. Now it’s offering two plans to cater to perhaps less voracious listeners, with plans starting at $14.95 per month instead. Read More

  • Amazon's releases BlackBerry app on App World company Audible this morning announced that its BlackBerry app is now available on BlackBerry App World (apart from only on its own website). If that’s not enough to make you rush over there, the company is also including, for a limited time, a free download of David Baldacci’s bestselling thriller Divine Justice. With the Audible app, BlackBerry users in the U.S. and… Read More

  • Amazon to add to its downloadables will reportedly purchase digital audiobook provider in the second quarter of this year for $300 million. Smart, smart, smart. The purchase will allow Amazon to offer up Audbile’s 80,000+ audio programs (mostly books, newspapers, and certain radio programs) for download to its digital content customers. Amazon’s Kindle e-book reader has an audio jack that… Read More