The other day I found this website that offers free downloads of audio books. Not an amazing catalog, but there’s some Nietzsche and a little Jane Austen.
I thought some folks might be interested, so I was going to post this as a little snippet post. But then, right before I pressed the publish button, I got to thinking about audio books.
How many people listen to audio books? How come indie publishers don’t do audio books? In our iPod frenzied times, I’d think there would be a huge market for that sort of thing – and it couldn’t be all too difficult or expensive to do, could it?
I mean, wouldn’t it be cool if I could go to PGP, pay a few bucks, and download a copy of A Jello Horse read by the author?
Or — even better/kookier, what if indie publishers asked authors to do author commentary, like director commentary on dvds? The author could walk through the book and talk about each section or something.
I don’t know. I’m just thinking with my fingers here.