MP3Lit.com Inc. Partners With AOL's Spinner.com
Posted on December 3, 1999MP3Lit.com Inc., a digital audio literature website, has announced today that it has signed an agreement with AOL's Spinner.com to provide short stories, poems, essays and more in MP3 across a variety of genres from well-known and independent authors for its new Playlist-To-Go feature.
MP3Lit.com will supply new author recordings monthly for Spinner's Playlist-To-Go service, a first service which offers access to free music and spoken word/literature downloads. Spinner will provide links to the MP3Lit website where customers can sample the free spoken word MP3s, and purchase books or audiobooks. Playlist-To-Go also integrates a custom Nullsoft Winamp player for users of portable music player devices.
"We're thrilled to partner with AOL's Spinner.com as the first audio literature and spoken word provider on the new Playlist-To-Go service," said Valerie Hustwit, president of MP3Lit.com. "We feel we're providing the best MP3 spoken word and audio literature available, and it's great to work with an industry leader like Spinner.com to offer this broad range of MP3 content to millions of listeners."
Launched at Internet World '99 in New York, MP3Lit.com's mission is to be a vehicle for writers and publishers to distribute their recorded works directly to the public via digital audio. The company is working with dozens of publisher to promote their book and audiobook releases, including Random House Audio, Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio, Time Warner Audiobooks, Harper Audio and others. MP3Lit.com was founded in August 1999.