Something to get your hands on
Audiobooks On Tape wants to make you proud of your audiobook collection. It shouldn’t just be a list of files on a phone App or a collection of thumbnails on your computer. Audiobooks, like books, should be displayed. They should have pride of place on your bookshelf.
We sell audiobooks on a ‘cassette tape’ USB drive. Each audiobook comes with sleeve (J-card) artwork to ensure it looks great on anyone’s shelf.
This allows you to proudly display your audiobooks as you do with your paper ones. Moving the great digital medium of audiobooks back into the physical world.
We know how important audio quality is. That’s why we will ensure that all audiobooks we sell are free of distortion and errors. However, we also recognise that some people are more sensitive to audio quality that others. For these people we offer our audiobooks, where possible, in higher-quality formats. These range from lossless WAV files to high-bit-rate MP3s.
And for those of you that support open formats, we endeavour to provide all of our audiobooks in FLAC and OGG formats where possible.
Fair distribution deals
Publishers are facing threats from all sides. Large companies that dominate the digital distribution market online have been setting royalty rates so low that publishers can barely stay afloat. Couple this with long-term contracts and it means fewer books being released and less money going to the authors and narrators.
We don’t believe this is fair. Our distribution deals are non-exclusive with a term length more suited to the digital world. We provide a fair royalty rate to all publishers so that you know that when you buy one of the audiobooks listed on this site the publisher is getting a fair payment.