An exclusive joint strategic partnership formed between book infotainment and media company Legible and technology platform LiveOne will see the duo providing what is claimed as the first ever in-car streaming service to the automotive industry in the North American region.
The partnership will allow customers to stream and access Legible’s audiobook and e-book content while in their own vehicle. Furthermore, Legible’s technology will enable the integration of audiobooks and e-books directly into a vehicle’s infotainment system.
At present, Legible benefits from having contracts with Hachette, Simon & Schuster, Macmillan and HarperCollins and Ingram’s CoreSource, among others. The company has a library of over 2 million titles.
“We are excited to partner with Legible as pioneers in bringing millions of audiobooks and e-books to people right in their cars,” said Rob Ellin, CEO and chairman, LiveOne. “Adding curated literature in our mobile subscription content will round out our already compelling selection of music and podcasts.”
“Legible is thrilled to have the opportunity to bring a wide variety of audiobook and e-book content to North American car users,” commented Kaleeg Hainsworth, CEO and founder, Legible. “The automotive infotainment market is virtually untapped and Legible’s extensive collection of titles will provide endless hours of entertainment during daily commutes or long road trips with the family.”
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