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Audiobook Pop! Celebrates Chicon 7 with Free App Giveaway in iTunes
To celebrate the opening of Chicon 7, the 70th World Science Fiction Convention, Audiobook Pop! is doing a free app giveaway of its classic science fiction audiobook app, Audiobooks - Sci-Fi, free in iTunes on August 30 and September 1, 2012.
The books in our app are in the public domain from Librivox.org. They include:
-Niels Klim's Journey under the Ground
-A Journey to the Interior of the Earth
-Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions
-The British Barbarians
-Thuvia, Maid of Mars
-The Sky Is Falling
-Two Thousand Miles Below
-The Poison Belt
-The Green Odyssey
-The Machine Stops
-Hunters Out of Space
-This World Is Taboo
-The Scarlet Plague
-Lone Star Planet
-The People of the Crater
-Storm Over Warlock
-A Knyght Ther Was
-The Master of the World
-The Skylark of Space
-Oomphel in the Sky
-The Cosmic Computer
Once you buy the app (or get the giveaway), the audiobooks are free.
Audiobook Pop! was founded in 2010 to provide a solution to the following three points of pain:
* buying audiobooks is expensive,
* owning, renting and borrowing CDs can be a hassle,
* being offered thousands of books by other apps is overwhelming.
Audiobook Pop! curates its content so that there is minimal decision making, ease of use and affordability. Too much choice is not a good thing.
Boise mom and filmmaker, Elizabeth Rodgers, first had the vision for an audiobook app when she took a road trip with her family, including two young children. “There’s nothing wrong with watching DVDs on the road, but I’m determined to raise them as readers.” The non-technical Rodgers partnered with Boisean designer and developer, Mazal Simantov. Together they architected the simplicity and intuitiveness of the app and Simantov created the elegantly simple design. The keys to success were threefold: ease of use, great content, efficient user choice. In February 2011, the first app, Audiobooks For Your Kids, was launched.
Once the original app had been established, Rodgers and Simantov received feedback from users that similar apps with different themes would be well received. To meet that demand, they chose three new themes: Science Fiction, Memoirs and Fantasy.
Users can search through the selection of science fiction audiobooks by author, title, time, narrator or with a keyword search. Authors include Jules Verne, Edgar Rice Burroughs, E.M Forster and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
A must-have iOS app, Audiobooks - Sci Fi lets you effortlessly listen to classic Science Fiction audiobooks. For only $1.99, simply download the stories and you are ready to go. Over thirty of the best-narrated science fiction titles from Librivox. Available on iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.
Customers can learn more about Audiobook Pop! and Audiobooks - Sci Fi by following the company on Twitter @audiobookpop for news on current releases and to suggest themes for new apps.