READERS who like to get their stories the hi-tech way via
the Internet can now do so free. A new service,
AudioBooksForFree.com, allows you to download novels as Mp3 files.
As with music pulled from services such as Napster, users can
listen to cyber books on devices ranging from portable Mp3 music
players to mobile phones and personal computers.
There is a catch, however.
Electronic bookworms who use the site will have to suffer
advertising between chapters.
The service operators promise advertising will not exceed 5 per
cent of the length of the book. Children's stories have no
Categories on offer range from science fiction to spy thrillers
"For a long time, authors have looked to the Internet as a way of
escaping the grip of the publishing industry," says Andrew Moscowoy,
one of several cashed-up Russian entrepreneurs behind the venture.
"Steven King has already taken the first tentative step in using
the web to sell his horror novels," Moscowoy says.
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