Stephen King’s Bestselling Kindle Single “Guns” Now Available as an Audio
Download at Audible.com
Listeners can purchase the audio edition of King’s new essay for $0.99
NEWARK, N.J. -- February 12, 2013
Audible today announced that Stephen King’s riveting, much-discussed essay,
“Guns,” is now available for purchase as a $0.99 audio download at
Audible.com. Created by Audible Studios, the production arm of Audible.com,
the audio edition is narrated by two-time Earphones Award winner Christian
Rummel. “Guns” was published in January in eBook format as a Kindle Single.
“The overwhelming response from readers of the Kindle Single edition of “Guns”
underscores the great need for thoughtful discourse on the issue of guns in
America,” said King. “I’ve always recognized the value of having my work
available in audio, and I’m thrilled Audible is bringing “Guns” to the quickly
growing audience of audiobook listeners.”
“Stephen King is an enduring Audible customer favorite, and his books, both
fiction and nonfiction, are perennial bestsellers in the Audible store. I know
our customers will be eager to listen to this thoughtful and important new
work on a subject that touches us all,” said Audible EVP and Publisher Beth
Audible, the world’s largest seller of digital spoken-word content, invented
and commercialized the first digital audio player in 1997, and has since been
at the forefront of the explosively growing audiobook download segment. In
2011, downloads by Audible members increased by more than 40% over 2010, with
individual members downloading an average of more than 18 books over the
course of a year.
In 2012, Audible Studios secured a record 37 nominations for the Audie Awards,
which honor outstanding audiobooks and other spoken-word performances. On
February 10, 2013, Audible Studios received its first Grammy Award, for its
production of Janis Ian’s memoir Society’s Child. With Audible Studios,
Audible.com has become the largest producer of audiobooks in the world.
ABOUT AUDIBLE, INC.
Audible, Inc., an Amazon.com, Inc. subsidiary (NASDAQ:AMZN), is the leading
provider of premium digital spoken audio information and entertainment on the
Internet, offering customers a new way to enhance and enrich their lives every
day. Audible’s mission is to establish literate listening as a core tool for
anyone seeking to be more productive, better informed, or more thoughtfully
entertained. Audible content comprises more than 100,000 audio programs from
more than 1,800 content providers, including leading audiobook publishers,
broadcasters, entertainers, magazine and newspaper publishers, and business
information providers. Audible is also the preeminent provider of spoken-word
audio products for Apple’s iTunes® Store.
Matthew Thornton, 973-820-0402
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