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Thriller Writers Launch New Audio Initiative With Audible

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May 22 – May 29, 2008 Edition

Thriller Writers
Launch New Audio
Initiative With Audible

NEWARK, NJ/5/20/08–The leading provider of premium digital spoken audio information and entertainment, Audible, Inc., an Amazon.com, Inc. subsidiary has announced BREAKOUT THRILLERS, a new monthly co-marketing program with the International Thriller Writers (ITW), the world’s leading organization of thriller writers. BREAKOUT THRILLERS is designed to promote the best thrillers in audio as recommended by a rotating roster of best-selling writers.

“ITW’s partnership with Audible is an exciting opportunity to bring new listeners to thriller writing. It’s a ‘win’ for everyone involved,” said Carla Neggers, best-selling author and ITW’s coordinator for the BREAKOUT THRILLERS program.

“With so many great thrillers out there, how do you choose? Each month, BREAKOUT THRILLERS will bring must-hear titles to the surface. After all, who knows thrillers better than the world’s best thriller writers?” added Steve Feldberg, Director of Content at Audible, Inc.

The BREAKOUT THRILLERS program kicks off with three selections for May 2008:

• JANET EVANOVICH, author of the beloved Stephanie Plum series, recommends Dead Ex by Harley Jane Kozak

• TESS GERRITSEN, author of The Bone Garden and other best-selling medical thriller s, recommends Beautiful Lies by Lisa Unger

• STEVE BERRY, author of The Venetian Betrayal and other best-selling thrillers, recommends The Reincarnationist by M.J. Rose

“Whenever I discover a great writer, I want to let the world know. And now, with BREAKOUT THRILLERS, I can,” said Janet Evanovich.

BREAKOUT THRILLERS is the latest effort in Audible’s ongoing association with ITW. The previous project, the original serialized novel The Chopin Manuscript, has been nominated for two 2008 Audie Awards, including Audiobook of the Year, by the Audio Publishers Association. Each month’s recommendation and more about BREAKOUT THRILLERS selections can be found at www.audible.com/thriller.