Thursday 06 Aug 2009

Today, GoSpoken.com, mobile platform for audio and eBooks, and the book publisher Faber and Faber announced a partnership to bring their ebooks to mobile. The full catalogue of almost 200 ebook titles from Faber and Faber will be made available to all UK mobile phone subscribers.
‘We actively seek to make the books we publish available to as many readers as possible. This means being open-minded about formats. Mobile phones represent a new and hugely interesting market for ebooks and GoSpoken are now the ideal platform to make this intention a reality.’ Henry Volans, Head of Digital Publishing, Faber and Faber

GoSpoken.com has established relationships with Vodafone UK, Hutchison 3G UK, Orange, Nokia and BlackBerry. A books-on-mobile icon was pushed out to all BlackBerry Storm and Bold devices on the Vodafone UK network in February this year.

Ex-SAS (Special Air Service) operative turned best-selling author, Andy McNab founded the audio-and-eBook-for-mobile company, which was then supported by Lord Ashcroft’s investment organisations. GoSpoken now offers more than 5,000 titles from authors now including the Faber authors Alan Bennett, Sebastian Barry and P.D. James. Mobile phone owners can browse and buy Faber and Faber’s titles in text format and download each book in minutes over any operator’s network.

Most of Faber’s eBooks cost between £7 and £10 and can be purchased via the mobile phone bill or mobile credit card payment.

“Since leaving the armed forces, books have become my life, so making them easily accessible in this way is a natural progression,” said Andy McNab, founder of GoSpoken.com.

The service is accessible at GoSpoken.com or by texting SPOKEN to 60300 (UK).

Source: Book Trade