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PortableVoices signs deal with EAEP to produce and distribute pan-African audiobooks

PortableVoices will work with East African Educational Publishers to produce and distribute audiobooks from EAEP’s portfolio


Kenyan audio production startup PortableVoices has entered into a new partnership with East African Educational Publishers (EAEP) to produce and distribute pan-african audiobooks.

Under this partnership, PortableVoices will work with East African Educational Publishers to produce and distribute audiobooks from EAEP’s portfolio.

‘‘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 said.

”This new partnership allows us to offer a wide variety of educational books and the best selling classics starting with The Broken Glasses by Waweru Mwangi, Things fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, My Life in Crime by John Kiriamiti, A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen among others,” Allan added.

Commenting on the partnership, Sharon Banda, Operations Director, East African Educational Publishers said, ”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. The will be available on the PortableVoices website for your enjoyment”

The new partnership comes as PortableVoices prepares to launch its new audiobook subscription service known as PortableVoices Premium for users across Africa.  The subscription-based audiobooks service will see users get 1 credit per month that they can use to listen to any audiobook in the premium catalogue despite the price of the book. Besides, premium members will enjoy exclusive deals and up to 30% discount on extra audiobooks they purchase when their credits run out.

PortableVoices has been enabling publishers and creatives produce high quality audio content since we opened our first podcast and audiobook production studio in Nairobi in 2018.  With the launch of this new service, publishers, authors and other audio content creators will now be able to reach listeners across the African and the world and monetize their content through royalties. 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.

To listen to the audiobooks once they are available, subscribe on www.portablevoices.com.

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Tech journalist based in Nairobi. I write about tech, business and African startups. Founder and Editor For TechTrendsKE. Nixon is also the East African tech editor for Africa Business Communities. Send tips to nkanali@techtrendske.co.ke.

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