TORONTO, Oct. 15 /CNW/ -- Simply Audiobooks made a splash in downtown
Toronto last week with the grand opening of their first Canadian audio book
store that featured a VIP party; a number of special guests and a book reading
by award-winning science fiction writer, Robert J. Sawyer.
The new store, located on 350 Bay Street in the heart of Toronto's
financial district, was previously known as "Spoken Word Audiobooks." After
being acquired by Simply Audiobooks in 2006, it underwent a complete
renovation before its re-opening last week.
At the VIP in-store reception, there was a diverse crowd in attendance
which included Sean Neville, Simply Audiobooks' CEO. The 1000 sq foot store
made for great mingling, with guests able to peruse areas designated to
business, comedy, self-improvement and biographical audiobooks. Robert J.
Sawyer read from his new book "Rollback" while The Wine Ladies, Georgia and
Susanne, hosted a wine tasting event to celebrate their upcoming audiobook
"One Sip At A Time" which will also be published by Simply Audiobooks later
"This event proved to be an outstanding success and shows there is a
growing interest in audiobooks," added Sharron Jones, Retail Project Manager
at Simply Audiobooks, "the new store offers consumers a venue to not only buy
but also rent and download their favorite audiobooks."
The Toronto store is the first of a number of retail outlets scheduled as
part of future expansion, with the next Simply Audiobooks store due to open
later this year in New York.
Next time you're in downtown Toronto, be sure to check out Simply
Audiobooks' new Bay Street store, open Monday to Friday, 8:30 am - 7:00 pm;
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm.
For more information, call us toll free at 1-888-776-5362
About Simply Audiobooks
Simply Audiobooks offers consumers the most comprehensive range of audio
books, with unlimited rental, sales and direct download programs. Launched in
2003, Simply Audiobooks was the first to provide an unlimited rental model for
audio books on CD, with free direct-to-door delivery and no due dates or late
fees (similar to Netflix's DVD rental model). The company has offices in
Toronto, Buffalo, Las Vegas, New York and Manchester. For more information
For further information:
For further information: Belinda Banks of SSPR, +1-908-685-2300,
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