NetGalley for audiobooks
Hachette UK is partnering titleShare, which enables the distribution to influencers of audiobooks ahead of the release dates, performing for audio what NetGalley does for texts. The app has been developed by Booktrack, and is available for Apple users now. An Android version is due soon.
Dominic Gribben, editorial director for audio at HHJQ at Hachette, said: "Booktrack have responded to a very real need for a user-friendly service that will help to establish broader, more consistent review coverage of digital audiobooks in the UK. I'm very excited about this launch and can't wait to see what the teams round HUK can do with titleShare."
Booktrack chief technology officer Craig Wilson said: "We've designed titleShare from the ground up to be a simple, secure and cost-effective service for the audiobook industry. TitleShare removes the need for publishers to rely on inconvenient and insecure manual solutions, at the same time ensuring listeners have a great audiobook experience. We're excited to launch with Hachette UK who continue to be technology leaders in the publishing space, and we're looking forward to more innovation in this space."