Audible launches in Canada, promises $12m investment in Canadian stories
Audible has announced it will open a Canadian store and spend C$12 million (A$12.4m) recording Canadian stories, reports Maclean’s.
Audible CEO Don Katz launched the audiobook publisher and retailer’s Canadian store—Audible.ca—on 13 September in Toronto with Margaret Atwood and actor Elizabeth Moss, who starred in the TV adaptation of Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale.
In an interview with Maclean’s, Katz said the launch of a dedicated Canadian website means Canadian customers will be able to access 350,000 titles with the ability to use their own currency to make purchases.
Katz also promised increased profits for Canadian publishers and authors, a $12 million investment over three years in Audible’s Canadian programming and more work for Canadian actors and voice actors.
‘I just finished telling publishers here that if sixty, seventy, eighty percent of their lists are not covered in eighteen months, we will come back up and make that happen,’ said Katz.
Audible has also joined Scotiabank as a sponsor of Canadian literary award the Giller Prize for the next two years.
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