TalkingBookz, a Lagos based technology start-up, recently launched its flagship product at the 2015 Mobile West Africa Conference, amid great enthusiasm. Also, the official launch coincided with World book day.
As Nigeria’s first major audiobook online store and publisher, TalkingBookz provides users with unlimited downloads to 3000+ audiobooks including many international bestsellers. Ultimately, TalkingBookz’s vision is to be the #1 publisher and retailer of African authored audiobooks in the World… think iTunes for African classics like “Things Fall Apart”; offering indigenous content to Africa and the rest of the world.
With support from Passion Incubator, the TalkingBookz team spent the last year building its business and online platform.
“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”, Says Talking Bookz CEO and Co-founder, Kolapo Ogungbile.
According to Kolapo, “We currently have over 10 categories of books, ranging from Religion, Fiction, Memoirs/Biographies, Business, Management, Self-help, Children Literature, and Health & Wellness; on. www.talkingbookz.com, there is a book for every type of users. Also, our books are affordable as each audiobook sells between 500 Naira to 6000 Naira”
Talking Bookz is already making an impact as it was recently selected as 1 of the 1000 most promising startups in Africa by Tony Elumelu Foundation. Currently, new customers can purchase any audio book of their choice at a 10% discount with the code: signupbonus