Axiell Media has entered into a partnership with the internationally leading audiobook provider Findaway. The agreement means that Axiell Media can offer its publishing customers a distribution network with 17 new sales channels around the world. In addition, Axiell Media is greatly expanding its international catalogue of audio books, mainly in English, which will be available for sale in retail channels, subscription services and for libraries in Sweden and Finland. The addition in the catalog strengthens Axiell Media’s customer offering both in terms of the number of titles but also the number of books in other languages.
“Entering the agreement with Findaway is part of our long-term strategy to develop our offering in both Sweden and other markets. Findaway offers our publishers broad international reach and we know that there is a great demand for English-language books at our commercial partners and at the libraries. We are very pleased to be able to offer international distribution and a broader range of titles to all our different customer groups”, says Eva Houltzén, CEO of Axiell Media
Publishers using Axiell Media’s services will be able to reach out to a network of 17 international retailers and library channels with different business models such as Retail and Library á la carte, subscription credit & unlimited and library pay per use. Together with Axiell’s presence in over 50 markets, it provides a unique opportunity to spread its literature for Nordic publishers and authors.
“Findaway’s mission is to distribute every audiobook in the world everywhere audiobooks are sold. We are proud to partner with Axiell to offer the world’s largest catalog of audiobooks to their listeners while also providing a great catalog of Nordic content to audiobook listeners across the globe,” Mitch Kroll, Co-Founder and CEO of Findaway.
Findaway, The World’s Audiobook Partner, has been revolutionizing the business of audiobooks since 2006. They first disrupted the CD-focused world of audiobooks with Playaway, a built-for circulation audiobook player now used in 40,000 libraries, schools, and military installations globally. In 2013, Findaway advanced audiobooks in the downloadable and streaming space by launching Audio Engine, the industry’s largest B2B audiobook delivery platform. Now, Findaway enables every brand in the world to offer a complete audiobook collection to their customers and compete on a global scale. In 2016, with the goal of making every book in the world available as an audiobook, they launched Findaway Voices, an audiobook creation platform for independent authors and publishers. To learn more about Findaway and see what’s next, visit www.findaway.com.
About Axiell Media
Axiell Media is the leading distribution company for digital books and streaming media in the Nordics. We are the link between publishers, retailers, and libraries, and help our customers develop new marketplaces by developing new services and functions. The company was founded in 2000. Axiell Media is part of the Axiell Group, which develops IT solutions and services for museums, archives, libraries and the education sector. Read more at www.axiellmedia.com
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