You can now experience ‘kilig’ anytime, wherever you could be! Contemporary Filipino publishing house Bookshelf PH has launched Audiophile, a new audiobook platform that brings a new sensory experience to its growing library of romance titles.
Audiophile, which is now available on Early Access (providing access to users prior to official launch), now translates contemporary, Tagalog, and LGBTQIA+ romance books into audiobooks—for more people to instantly appreciate and enjoy.
“There’s a certain intimacy with audiobooks that marries well with romance fiction,” said Audiophile Executive Creative Director Monette Quiogue. “When you listen to a story, the world melts away, and it becomes just you and the narrator. It’s easy to get lost in their love life—and yes, all the kilig—in the format.”
Every audiobook in Audiophile is exclusive to the platform. All of those were produced in-house utilizing best-in-class production standards, supervised by a lead audio engineer who oversees production for over 50 global titles. Every title in Audiophile has been subject to extensive pre-production, editing, QA, mixing, and mastering.
“We’ve been able to produce audiobooks that achieve world-class standards for the medium,” said Audiophile Executive Producer Gloryen Limbo. “Beyond the tech, we’re most excited for what this means for listeners. They get to experience content like never before, as though the narrator is right there beside them, documenting the story as it unfolds.”
The audio platform aims to elevate the Filipino audiobook industry to the level it has achieved in other literary markets. Audiobooks represent a new, more convenient way to experience Pinoy stories. They also benefit from improved access, making them ideal for the differently-abled or those new to reading.
Bringing literature to a new platform
Initially, Audiophile is focused on romance—a genre that is not only among the most loved by Filipinos. At the same time, it showcases the best side of audiobooks as no one can really underestimate the kilig effect.
Aside from bringing literature into a new platform, audiobooks also open an additional revenue stream for authors and publishers. At the same time, it brings in new opportunities for affiliated industries like voice acting.
Some of the titles you can try on are Tagalog literature ‘And Mahaba at Maigsing Pag-ibig ni Dario at Eufemia’ by Roland Tolentino and ‘Just for the Summer’ by Justin Tajonera.
Audiophile is also inviting more authors and publishers for a possible collaboration as it expands its library. Those can reach out to the team at email@example.com.
Readers can listen to Audiophile by visiting www.audiophile.bookshelf.com.ph. Regular subscription rate is US$4.99 per month. An ongoing promo until October 4, 2021 entitles users to a 20% discount, bringing the monthly subscription to US$3.99. You can also try a FREE 7-day trial (you can cancel your trial subscription anytime).