PortableVoices and East African Educational Publishers (EAEP) have signed a deal to produce and distribute pan-African audiobooks.
The partnership will see the Kenya audio startup work with the publisher, mainly by distributing audiobooks under the EAEP umbrella.
The project will see the production of popular books, including classics such as John Kiriamiti’s crime thriller My Life in Crime, Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart, Waweru Mwangi’s The Broken Glasses, as well as A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen, to mention a few.
The developments will precede the launch of PortableVoices Premium, a subscription-based audiobooks service.
According to PortableVoices CEO Allan Niongira, subscribers from all over the world will be able to listen to their favourite podcast, audiobooks and great stories from African, produced locally and in various local languages.
The startup says that subscribers will get one credit per month, which they can then use to listen to any audiobook in the premium catalog, no matter how much it costs.
Premium subscribers will also enjoy exclusive deals and up to 30 percent discount on extra audiobooks purchased when their credit is exhausted.
EAEP has published more than 2000 titles for educational, leisure, cultural and other needs for Eastern, Central and Southern regions of Africa.
What they said
We’re excited about this new partnership with East African Educational Publishers. We have been working hard to create the new audiobooks services set to launch soon that will enable subscribers to enjoy a wide variety of high-quality pan-African audiobooks among other audio entertainment
–Allan Niongira, Portable Voices Founder
East African Educational Publishers is happy to partner with Portable Voices (PV) who will convert EAEP’s books into audio format. EAEP is excited to avail its well-known titles in audio format which will appeal to a wider audience. They will be available on portablevoice.com for your enjoyment.
–Sharon Banda, Operations Director, East African Educational Publishers