May 23, 2007 7:52 AM PDT
Amazon acquires Brilliance Audio
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Amazon.com announced Wednesday its acquisition of audio-book publisher Brilliance Audio, in a move to tighten its tie with book publishers and expand the number of audio-book titles. Amazon is seeking to expand beyond offering only best-sellers under an audio-book format. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
In making its announcement, Amazon's CustomFix subsidiary also noted it now supports standard CD and MP3-CD audio-book formats through its Disc on Demand service. The Disc on Demand service aims to provide authors and publishers an inexpensive and simple method to introduce new titles without being required to maintain a physical inventory.