Lagos based technology start-up, TalkingBookz recently launched its first product at the 2015 Mobile West Africa Conference, described as Nigeria’s first major audiobook online store and publisher that offers users unlimited downloads to 3000+ audiobooks including international bestsellers.
Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of TalkingBookz, Kolapo Ogungbile revealed that the vision of TalkingBookz is to be the #1 publisher and retailer of African authored audiobooks in the world and the iTunes for African classics like “Things Fall Apart” by offering indigenous content to Africa and the rest of the world.
According to Ogungbile, “The typical TalkingBookz user is one who travels a lot or spends a lot of time commuting. Other uses revolve around lifestyle activities such as exercising, relaxing, cooking, cleaning, e.t.c and individuals whose jobs involve repetitive manual tasks.
“We currently have over 10 categories of books, ranging from Religion, Fiction, Memoirs/Biographies, Business, Management, Self-help, Children Literature, and Health & Wellness; on the web , there is a book for every type of users. Also, our books are affordable as each audiobook sells between 500 Naira to 6000 Naira”.
Co-founder and COO of the startups revealed that Talkingbookz seeks to disrupt the traditional book publishing market and redefine how Africans consume books.
With support from Passion Incubator, the TalkingBookz team spent last year building its business and online platform, and with its launch, new customers can purchase any audio book of their choice at a 10% discount with the code: signupbonus
Talkingbookz was recently selected as 1 of the 1000 most promising startups in Africa by the by Tony Elumelu Foundation.