Ambling Audio Books
|Pricing model||Free and paid downloads|
|Platforms||Android, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Windows, Mac OS, Linux|
|Catalogue||10,725 audio book titles|
|Protocol||Hypertext Transfer Protocol (http://)|
|Features||Free and discounted audio book downloads; book player software; bookmarking; wireless distribution, wishlist|
Ambling Books is a privately held online company that offers free and paid DRM-free audio books for download and audio book player software for computers and mobile devices. Ambling is also a distribution channel for audiobook publishers.
- Nov. 2008 - iBookTreasures.com begins development phase.
- Feb. 2009 - Company is incorporated by owner Howard Davis as iBookTreasures, LLCCite error: A
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- Jan 2011 - Release Ambling BookPlayer for Windows.
- Mar. 2011 - Released Ambling BookPlayer for the Mac.
- July 2011 - Released Ambling BookPlayer for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch
In July 2010, Ambling Audio Books launched AmblingBooks.com as a "publisher-friendly" distribution channel for audio book publishers.
AmblingBooks.com offers the general public access to over 10,000 free and discounted audio books from publishers including Simon & Schuster, Blackstone Audio, BBC Audiobooks, Tantor Audio, and LibriVox.
In August 2009, the AmblingBookPlayer.com site was launched offering specialized audio book playing software called the Ambling BookPlayer. This software, initially created for Android devices, offered several benefits over existing MP3 players:
- Automatic file handling (listeners interact with multiple MP3 files as a single book).
- Chapter-based, instead of file-based navigation.
- Extensive bookmarking and note-making capabilities.
- Series-based library organization (titles in a series are ordered by chronological date, not alphabetically).
- Automatic bookmark history prevents listeners from losing their place
- Sleep timer stops the audio book playback during nighttime listening
The Ambling BookPlayer application supports both wired and wireless downloading of audio books from AmblingBooks.com.
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