I’ve always found it strange that audiobooks were in the music section of the Play Store and not within the books section, it just didn’t quite make sense. Thanks to a banner ad that has begun appearing for some users on both the web and Play Store app, it would seem that audiobooks will soon get a dedicated section of its own on the Play Store.
As reported by 9to5Google, the dedicated link to the audiobooks section doesn’t work at the moment, instead delivering a 404 message.While Google hasn’t made an official announcement as yet, it seems that there is a promotion ready-to-go offering users a 50% discount on the first audiobook purchased.
It’s unclear exactly when the audiobooks section will go live, but with the banner appearing with the 50% discount promotion, it would be a safe bet to say that it will be sooner than later. The addition of a dedicated audiobook section in the Play Store will hopefully bring much-needed competition to Audible.
What do you think of audiobooks getting a dedicated section on the Play Store?