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From Norway, a Spotify for audiobooks

Sound & Music

Norwegian Ordflyt lets audiobook fans listen to their favorite works for free using streaming and download capabilities.

For music, we have Spotify and Pandora; for e-books, there’s 24symbols, as we saw last year. Now aiming to bring similar streaming and download capabilities to the world of audiobooks is Norwegian Ordflyt. Currently in beta, Ordflyt lets audiobook fans listen to their favorite works for free from Windows, Linux or Mac PCs, wherever and whenever they want; iPhone or Android apps are coming soon. The effort, which is a collaboration between Cappelen Damm publishers and Aspiro, is initially focusing on Norwegian books, but English titles are planned to follow. Some 150 audiobooks are currently available for free, amounting to more than 1,000 hours of listening time; more are available for purchase and download. Ordflyt will launch officially with the release of its mobile apps later this year. It’s currently focused primarily on Norwegian users, however. One to partner with or emulate in other parts of the world? Spotted by: Benedicte Raae

Website: www.ordflyt.no

Contact: www.ordflyt.no/spoersmaal-og-svar/#contact

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