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Iambik: A New AudioBook Company from the Founder of LibriVox

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Hugh McGuire, the brains behind LibriVox, has founded a new company, Iambik Audiobooks. Iambik launched this month with 11 literary fiction audiobooks. What's unique and attractive about Iambik is that they offer "hand-picked collections of audiobooks, a little off the beaten path, at reasonable prices (between $5 and $10) with no digital rights management — meaning they can be played on any computer or mobile device." In addition, Iambik approaches their work with authors and publishers "as a partnership, by promoting print and ebooks, as well as selling audiobooks, and by giving healthy royalties on all sales."

Iambik is working with independent presses in the US and Canada. Alana Wilcox of Toronto-based Coach House Books says, "We’re very happy to be involved in this innovative and timely initiative — audiobooks are back! And Iambik is the perfect forum for proving it, especially for a smaller press insistent on quality and literariness.”

The 11 audiobooks currently for sale from Iambik:

  • All My Friends Are Superheroes (Coach House Books), by Andrew Kaufman and narrated by Gord Mackenzie
  • Castle(Graywolf Press), by J. Robert Lennon and narrated by Mark Nelson
  • Century, by Ray Smith (Biblioasis), narrated by Gord Mackenzie
  • Collected Fictions (Vol 1 & Vol 2) (OR Books), by Gordon Lish and narrated by Gregg Margarite and Gordon Lish
  • Edge of Eden (Soho Press), by Helen Benedict and narrated by Ruth Golding
  • The Hour (Tin House Books), by Bernard de Voto and narrated by John Greenman
  • Icelander (McSweeny’s and Movable Type Literary Group, agents), by Dustin Long and narrated by Miette
  • The Impossibly (Coffee House Press), by Laird Hunt and narrated by Peter Yearsley
  • Like Son (Akashic Books), by Felicia Luna Lemus and narrated by Kristin Hughes
  • No Lease on Life (Cursor/Red Lemonade), by Lynne Tillman and narrated by Karen Savage
  • Oh Pure and Radiant Heart (Softskull/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Lippincott, Massie, McQuilkin, agents), by Lydia Millet and narrated by Cori Samuel

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