Audible has announced Audible.in, its dedicated service of audiobooks and audio programmes for India. The collection will include 400 exclusive titles from the country’s popular classic and contemporary authors as well as access to a global catalogue of more over 2,00,000 audiobooks and programmes.
These include “The Last Boy to Fall in Love,” which is an original audio title by Durjoy Datta, exclusive audio performances of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore’s greatest works, including Gitanjali and Kabuliwala, contemporary non-fiction by Rashmi Bansal and Shashi Tharoor, self-development titles by Radhakrishnan Pillai, Guru Om Swami and Ashwin Sanghi and more.
Audible is currently offering a complimentary 30-day trial, which entitles its customers to any Audible book of their choice. During this period, users can listen to one audiobook for free, which also includes “Mafia Queens of Mumbai” performed by Rajkummar Rao, Radhika Apte and Kalki Koechlin, free.
Amazon Prime members get a special 90-day trial as well as three free audiobooks, which can be bought fron Amazon India. Meanwhile, Audible’s premium membership will cost Rs 199 per month. This membership entitles users to one credit per month, which can be used to redeem any one audiobook.
Audible members will receive a 30 per cent discount on purchase of additional audiobooks along with access to exclusive sales and content. The service also has a host of prepaid plans for one month at a price of Rs 299, six months for Rs 1,345 and 12 months for Rs 2,332.
“Honoring India’s distinctive literary and storytelling tradition and supporting the creation of vibrant local content, Audible.in is a dedicated, authentic and dynamic destination for Indian consumers that puts Indian talent and spoken-word content front and center,” Audible founder and CEO Don Katz said in a press statement.