New Online Publisher Offers Up DRM-free Audio books

I ran across this site called, Sniplits, an online publisher (beta site) that offers DRM-free audio books. Like the title says, it is a snip of time, with story length ranging from 2 minutes to 10 minutes and there are stories that go up to an hour. Once you purchase your audio book, you are free to play it on any device (MP3 or anything that plays music).

Snipits, Online Publisher for Audio books

Browsing through their catalog, they have a wide range of genres: romance, mystery, crime, speculative fiction, fantasy and more. The stories are by relatively unknown authors (at least to me they are fairly unknown). You have stories categorized by listening time from less than 5 minutes to over 30 minutes, story type and author. I think this is a great site for readers who enjoy audio books. This publisher offers quick reads for readers on the go. Price ranges (from a quick glance) from 48 cents to 88 cents and registration is free. There are sample chapters, a try before you buy feature and many other cool bits of info for the discerning reader.

There also seems to be a host of reader activities conducive to building a reader community. Personally, I am not a fan of audio books but I know someone who is a huge fan (long commutes). I told her about the site and she plans to give them a try. Hopefully you will, too and if you have joined and bought books from this publisher before, please share your experiences and give readers some recommendations. Just to throw some ideas out there, it would be nice to have a bestseller list, to give readers some idea of what’s popular. Anyway, I thought this would be great information to share with readers who enjoy audio books.

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One Response to New Online Publisher Offers Up DRM-free Audio books

  1. Anne Stuessy says:

    Thanks for the mention of Sniplits.com! As you said, Sniplits is new – just in beta testing – and we’re looking for ways to make it better for listeners and authors. The best-selling idea is one we’ll definitely consider, though we’ll need to figure out the best way to handle the “sales numbers” for the free story of the week as it skews things. Or, maybe that’s ok?

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