Today we are thrilled to announce that BookBub is entering the exciting world of audiobooks!
We hear consistent requests from both readers and partners for ways to discover and promote audiobooks. Many of BookBub’s millions of members listen to audiobooks and are looking for an affordable way to find new ones, and authors and publishers often tell us they would love more options when it comes to audiobook marketing.
As one of the leading platforms for book discovery and promotion, we want to help solve these problems, so we’re excited to publicly announce our newest venture, a digital audiobook service called Chirp. Chirp offers consumers a fresh selection of limited-time audiobook deals every day that they can purchase à la carte directly from the site.
The deals featured on Chirp are supplied by authors and publishers and curated by the same team of BookBub editors behind our ebook Featured Deals. To make it easy for selected partners to get their audiobook deals onto Chirp, we’re now a supported retailer at Findaway, a company that provides audiobook distribution services to the industry.
Early responses from readers testing Chirp have been overwhelmingly positive, but the service is still in beta. Only a small percentage of BookBub’s millions of members have been invited to join so far. We anticipate a broader rollout over the coming year and expect the platform to evolve as we make improvements based on early user feedback.
We wanted to let our partners know this new venture was in the works, but being in beta also means we aren’t yet able to work with all authors and publishers, though our aim is to get there as quickly as possible. In the meantime, if you are interested in having your audiobooks featured on Chirp in the future, or if you want to hear more about Chirp as it develops, please join our partner waitlist.
You can also start exploring Chirp as a user by visiting the website or downloading the iOS or Android apps. Listeners can play Chirp audiobooks via the Chirp app or stream them on the Chirp website, and will be able to get daily emails alerting them to new audiobook deals available in their categories.
We are so excited to be entering this growing space and can’t wait to help our author and publisher partners with audiobook discovery!
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