Otobank Co., Ltd.
Largest ever! A real event “Audiobook Meetup” for a large gathering of “ear reading” lovers will be held on October 23rd in the autumn of reading!
Popular voice actor TARAKO appears! There are plenty of projects to enjoy the charm of modern reading that you can enjoy with your ears, such as live audiobook readings and announcements of audiobook awards selected by users! !
Otobank Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, President: Yuya Kubota, hereinafter “Otobank”) operates “audiobook.jp”, an audio distribution service with the largest number of audiobooks in Japan (* 1). In line with the fall of , the largest (* 2) audiobook user event “Audiobook Meetup” will be held on Sunday, October 23rd. The first 70 audiobook users will be invited to the event. TARAKO, who is familiar with the role of Maruko in the anime “Chibi Maruko-chan”, will be a guest, and there will be a live reading of the audiobook, an announcement of the 2022 audiobook award chosen by users, and more. I am planning a plan.
*1. Japan Marketing Research Organization November 2021 survey. Research on the number of Japanese audiobooks in the lineup. *2. In-house research (as of September 30, 2022) Among domestic audiobook service providers.
■Autumn of reading! Held the largest audiobook user event in history where book lovers who enjoy reading by ear gather!
Audiobooks are “listening books” read aloud by a narrator or voice actor. For 15 years since its launch in 2007, the audiobook distribution service “audiobook.jp” (former name: FeBe) has delivered a wide variety of genres such as business books and literary books. In recent years, with the rapid spread of smartphones and wireless earphones, the environment for using audio content has been rapidly established, and the introduction of subscription services that allow you to listen to various works as much as you want for a fixed price. In June 2022, the number of members of “audiobook.jp” exceeded 2.5 million, 13 times more than five years ago. Currently, audiobooks are spreading as the third type of book following paper and e-books.
Therefore, in conjunction with “Autumn of Reading”, we will invite users who love audiobooks on a daily basis and hold the largest audiobook user event “Audiobook Meetup” in history.
“Audiobook.jp” will continue various activities in the future, aiming for a world where “books are not just read with the eyes, but can be enjoyed with the ears” as well.
■Overview of “Audiobook Meetup”
Date: October 23, 2022 (Sunday) 12:30 (doors open), 12:40-15:00 Venue: HYPERMIX Monzennakacho (1-13-12 Monzennakacho, Koto-ku, Tokyo) Special guest: Mr. TARAKO
Participants: 70 people will be invited on a first-come, first-served basis from those who applied from the participation application URL (participation fee is free)
Participation application URL: https://bit.ly/3DZzKjN
Application deadline: October 18 (Tue) 23:59
-Main contents (planned)-
・Choose by audiobook users! 1st Audiobook Awards Announcement and Award Ceremony ・Appearance by popular voice actor TARAKO! Audiobook live reading & behind-the-scenes talk show of production
・Audiobook users large exchange meeting
■ Special guest
Starting with the main character “Momoko Sakura (Maruko)” in the anime “Chibi Maruko-chan” based on Momoko Sakura, “Magical Taruruto-kun” (main character: Taruruto-kun & theme song), “Danganronpa” (Monokuma), “Hunter” ×Hunter” (role of Senritsu) and many other anime works. He is also active as a narrator, singer-songwriter, and essayist.
In the audio book, Momoko Sakura’s essays “Momo Kanzume” and “Saru no Koshikake” are read aloud in full.
■ What is an audiobook?
Audiobooks are “listening books” read aloud by a narrator or voice actor. Because you can enjoy reading with just your ears, you can enjoy “reading while reading” in every scene of your life, such as running, traveling by train or car, and doing housework, in addition to those who have difficulty reading.
This is an audio distribution service operated by Otobank Co., Ltd. that distributes the largest number of audiobooks in Japan. Renewed from “FeBe”, which started distribution in 2007, and started service in March 2018. We aim to expand the platform to popularize the audiobook category. The number of members will exceed 2.5 million in June 2022.
・ Service name: “audiobook.jp”
・ Site URL: https://audiobook.jp/
・ App Store page: https://app.audiobook.jp/ios
・Google Play page: https://app.audiobook.jp/android
The unlimited listening plan is 950 yen (tax included) per month. You can use it for free for 2 weeks after joining.
Individual purchase is possible for each work.
(* Mainly distributed in the same price range as books (1,200 yen to 1,500 yen).)
Ottobank Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, President: Yuya Kubota) [Image 5
Developing a business centered on audio content, aiming to achieve “creation of a listening culture”, “barrier-free for the visually impaired” and “promotion of publishing culture”, boasting the largest number of distributions in Japan. Audiobook company. We have partnered with over 500 publishers, and our main business is the sale of audiobooks on Japan’s largest audiobook distribution service “audiobook.jp”, as well as the online book guide “Shinkan JP” (https://sinkan We are also engaged in book promotion business centered on .jp/).
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