Man Booker Goes Mobile

The Man Booker Prize for literary fiction is turning to mobile, making extracts from the shortlisted books available for download to UK mobile phones immediately following the shortlist announcement. The extracts will also be available via the Man Booker Prize website. 
The Man Booker Prize is partnering with mobile site GoSpoken to make the shortlist extracts available to download for free. GoSpoken is a mobile platform which can be accessed by anybody with a mobile phone or Internet access, enabling users to search, try, buy and enjoy books in audio and text versions.
This years shortlist will be announced on 9 September, at which point the public will be able to text MBP to the shortcode 60300 in order to download a free extract either to read as text or listen to as audio. If the reader enjoys the extract, they can use their mobile phone to buy a hard copy of the book, or download the full audio version, if available. The cost will be added to the readers mobile phone bill.
Bestselling author Andy McNab, who is also a Partner in GoSpoken, says:
Im a great fan of audiobooks and passionate about bringing them to a wider audience. The immediacy of the spoken word really transports you to another world through your headphones. GoSpoken will revolutionise audiobooks. Being able to download them to your mobile, wherever you are, means you will never be bored again.