Libro.fm, a digital audiobook provider for independent bookstores, announced today that its services are now featured in more than 150 bookstores in the United States. The list is available here.
The provider, which says its mission is to encourage readers to “choose indie,” offers DRM-free audiobooks with high-quality audio, and allows independent bookstores to remain competitive with online retailers, as audiobooks continue to surge in popularity.
“We are thrilled to give people the option to buy digital audiobooks through more than 159 indie bookstore locations and look forward to bringing more stores onboard in the coming year,” said Mark Pearson, CEO of Libro.fm. “Sales of digital audiobooks were up more than 34 percent in 2015, and indie stores can finally participate in the fastest growing category in publishing.”
Libro.fm allows customers to browse a bookstore’s co-branded storefront either in store or at home on any device. Storefronts feature the bookstore’s logo on each page, so the customer knows where they are buying the audiobook from.
Libro.fm is based in Seattle, WA and offers thousands of audiobooks, including the latest New York Times bestsellers.
In separate news, Libro.fm expects to announce purchasing integration with nearly 400 ABA member bookstores in the coming weeks.
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