Switchpod to Offer Free Audiobooks

Sep 30th, 2006 | By | Category: Audio Podcasting, Corporate Podcasts

Wizzard Software has announced that they have entered into a licensing agreement with Voice Factory International to add thousands of hours of audiobooks to the Switchpod Network. Switchpod.com will offer this extensive collection of classic books for digital download in podcast format at absolutely no cost to the consumer.“Adding digital books to the Switchpod Network introduces classic literature to people of all ages in a fresh and exciting format,” said Danielle Lewis, Marketing Director for Wizzard Software. “This new element of the Switchpod Network will also establish thousands of hours of classically enduring content for our sponsors.”

Over 100 books in all, Switchpod.com will offer the following titles at the launch of this new service including: The War of the Worlds РHG Wells; The Tale of Flopsy Bunnies – Beatrix Potter; A Christmas Carol РCharles Dickens; The Three Musketeers РAlexandre Dumas; The Republic РPlato; Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde РRobert Louis Stevenson; The Holy Bible: King James Version; The Hound of the Baskervilles (featuring Sherlock Holmes) РArthur Conan Doyle; followed shortly thereafter with The Scarlet Letter, Treasure Island and Bram Stoker’s Dracula.

“Classic literature provides safe, timelessly stable, and demographically targeted content for rich media advertisers who seek branding opportunities,” said Eric Wood, founder and President of Voice Factory International . “We are delighted to partner with Wizzard and Switchpod in what we believe will provide a successful platform for sponsors.”The partnership also allows Wizzard to offer professional voice production services to Podcasters through VFI. This could include recording, editing, converting text to voice, and studio production services.

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