You may already use Spotify to provide a soundtrack of music and podcasts 24 hours a day as you browse through work and life, but the platform gives you another reason to keep your app open all day with a new offer: listen to audiobooks on Spotify .
This is not the first time Spotify has Dive into audiobook territory sooner; Last year, the company introduced “Harry Potter at Home,” in which an all-star cast read the first novel in the famous fantasy series, but their latest effort is arguably their most ambitious attempt yet to break into the game. $ 1.5 billion industry. The company released nine titles in the public domain on Monday, including Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Charles Dickens’s Great Expectations, and Jane Austen’s Persuasion, all read by a list of stars.
Is this this shot across the bow in the direction of the world’s greatest audiobook player, Audible, owned by Amazon? It could be, given that Spotify’s successful podcasting tactic has seen it consume 25 percent of the industry listener base, according to research compiled by Statistica.
The company is preparing to announce a larger plan, suggesting that its latest foray into audiobooks is merely a test at the moment. Here’s what you should know about Spotify Audiobook Submission.
Nine Titles of Literary Luminaries
All titles are classics in the public domain, read by a cast of actors and stars. This is what is offered, as explained by The Hollywood Reporter :
David Dobrik narrates Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein; Forest Whitaker reads the memoirs of Frederick Douglass Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American slave; Hilary Swank narrates The Awakening of Kate Chopin; and Cynthia Erivo reads Persuasion by Jane Austen.
Jean Toomer’s Staff, narrated by Audra McDonald; Charles Dickens’s Great Expectations, narrated by James Langton; Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre, narrated by Sarah Coombs; From Nella LarsenPassing’s, narrated by Bahni Turpin; and Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane, narrated by Santino Fontana.
The company is showing even more literary muscles for those who want to go a little deeper through «Sitting with the classics on Spotify» , in which the Harvard professor Glenda Carpio will offer a broader analysis and exploration of each title.
How to listen to audiobooks on Spotify
There is no much to explain here, just type the name of the book in the search bar of Spotify. To access Carpio’s lessons, it should be enough to write “sitting with the classics.” Keep an eye out for a broader list of audiobook offerings if Spotify deems their pilot program a success.