Tuesday, October 07, 2008
Vodafone UK Launches Mobile Books
Vodafone UK is launching a program to provide books on cellphones starting today in association with GoSpoken.com. run by Toby Lynch and author Andy McNab.
The company says they have over 2,500 books available for download. Originally designed to play as audiobooks, the site says that they are adding the ability to read titles via the phone screen as well. Charges go directly to the user's cellphone bill with a "one-click" purchase model.
Titles are expected to cost between 5 pounds and 15 pounds each. A story in the Times says GoSpoken has "signed up every leading publisher in Britain, including Penguin, Random House and HarperCollins, and are in the process of signing the big European names."
Report from Publishers Lunch.