OAKVILLE, Ontario, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Simply Audiobooks, the second largest player in the audio book download market, after Audible/iTunes, today announced that they now support DRM-free (digital rights management-free) audio book content and plan to eventually become altogether DRM-free. Making Simply Audiobooks DRM-free will greatly enhance the audio book experience for consumers who want to be able to load files onto whichever playing devices they may own. DRM can be a nightmare for consumers. Simply Audiobooks wants to give its customers freedom of choice when it comes to enjoying content on their audio book players. This move comes on the heels of eMusic's recent announcement that they have begun offering audio books in mp3 format that will play on all devices, with no DRM restrictions. This action taken by eMusic offers further evidence of a consumer-driven change in the audio book marketplace that Simply Audiobooks has already stepped up to meet. "It's exciting to see the audio book industry moving toward offering DRM-free content," said Vitaly Petritchkovitch, Director of Simply Audiobooks Digital. "Simply Audiobooks has always been about access to more audio books, with our CD rental, tape, and download offers. DRM is a thing of the past, and our move toward DRM-free content will make audio books more accessible for everyone. We are glad to see that companies like eMusic are beginning to offer DRM-free audio book content now." Petritchkovitch added that Simply Audiobooks' competitors, most notably Audible.com, are coming down on the wrong side of technological history by continuing to tie their service inflexibly to DRM audio files. "Being controlled like that is simply not what our customers want, and we are among the first to respond to consumers' demand for DRM-free content." For further information about Simply Audiobooks, please visit http://www.simplyaudiobooks.com. About Simply Audiobooks Simply Audiobooks offers consumers the most comprehensive range of audio books, with unlimited rental, sales and direct download programs. Launched in 2003, Simply Audiobooks was the first to provide an unlimited rental model for audio books on CD, with free direct-to-door delivery and no due dates or late fees (similar to Netflix's DVD rental model). The company has offices in Toronto, Buffalo, Las Vegas and Manchester. For more information visit http://www.simplyaudiobooks.com.
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