Faber and Faber Goes Mobile with GoSpoken
- Thursday, August 6th, 2009
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GoSpoken.com, the mobile platform for audio and eBooks, has announced a partnership with book publisher Faber and Faber to bring its 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, says Henry Volans, Head of Digital Publishing at Faber and Faber. 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.
GoSpoken.com has established relationships with Vodafone UK, 3 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 Ashcrofts 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 Fabers titles in text format and download each book in minutes over any operator's network. Most of Fabers eBooks cost between 7 and 10 and can be bought via the users mobile phone bill or credit card payment.
The service is accessible at GoSpoken.com or by texting SPOKEN to 60300.