Random House has teamed with British digital content firm Spoken Entertainment on the launch of the first UK-based service for downloading audiobooks directly to mobile phones.
Dubbed GoSpoken, the service is designed for phones that support high-speed downloads and for consumers with a data plan to go with their phone. Users can visit GoSpoken.com directly from their handset to purchase and download full-length audiobooks that are charged either to their wireless phone bill or a PayPal account.
GoSpoken went live with 50 Random House titles from authors including John Grisham, Karin Slaughter, Thomas Harris and James Patterson. There are also six audiobooks from Andy McNab, who’s a partner in Spoken Entertainment.