There’s a new site called Audioville that allows users to pay for and download speech-only MP3 files such as BBC comedies and documentaries. They can also use the site as a platform for selling their own audio content.
I also read today about Peerflix, a service that allows you to exchange the DVDs you rent from Netflix! Well, maybe not, but it makes you wonder how successful this model has to be before the number of purchased DVDs in play starts to stagnate. Last week the Marginal Revolution weblog listed amongst its five reasons that Hollywood analysts are starting to feel bearish that: “the demand for DVDs has fallen because movie lovers have completed their core collections .Forget the collectors, you buy DVDs to have a stock on hand so you don’t have to run out to the video store on short notice. Now everyone has a stock. Stocks must be replenished every now and then, but there is no longer a large new cohort simultaneously building up a stock from scratch.”