The Amazon-owned service has been selling Chinese language audiobooks for several years now, and today it updated its service to more fully support the language.
According to the announcement, there’s a new section of the Audible website that is in Chinese.
Audible, Inc., the world largest seller and producer of downloadable audiobooks and other spoken-word entertainment, today announced the launch of Audible in Chinese, a tailored listening destination where US and other international Chinese-speaking audiences can discover Chinese audiobooks and audio dramas on audible.com.
The Audible in Chinese catalogue at launch comprises over 300 audiobooks and audio dramas in Mandarin and will grow to include many more over the coming months. A dedicated landing page (www.audible.com/chinese) houses a curated content library featuring best-selling contemporary mysteries and thrillers, romances, classics, children’s titles, Chinese translations of popular English content, Chinese language learning materials and other categories, as well as helpful text and video guides for Chinese-speaking customers. Among the titles available today are ??? – ??? (Candle in the Tomb), ???? – ???? (Scarlet Heart), and ??? – ??? (Journey to the West). ????? – ????? (Classic Nursery Rhymes) is also available as a special free download.
Coincidentally, the listing for the Chinese language audiobooks on the Audible UK site only shows 42 titles. Do you suppose that is license issue?
“Audible.com currently offers content in 38 languages, and I am excited to extend our catalogue to include Chinese in such a dedicated way,” said Audible Chief Content Officer Andy Gaies. “For the first time, Chinese-speaking audible.com customers can now explore and enjoy a diverse library of authentic content. Through these incredibly produced titles, Audible can now offer the tens of millions of Chinese speakers outside of China compelling listening experiences.”