Don Katz founded Audible, the leading provider of spoken audio information and entertainment, in 1995 after 20 years as an award-winning author and journalist.
Audible commercialized the first portable digital audio player in 1997, four years before the introduction of the iPod, and now includes more than 350,000 audio programs from leading audiobook publishers, broadcasters, entertainers, magazine and newspaper publishers, and business information providers. Audible was acquired by Amazon in 2008 and runs digital membership businesses in the U.S., the UK, Germany, France, Australia, Japan and Italy, and it serves as the supplier of digital audiobooks to Amazon. Since moving to Newark in 2007, Audible has become the fastest-growing private employer in the city.
In the news
- Fast Company (7/13/17): How Audible’s CEO Is Working To Lift Up The City Around The Company’s Office
- Bloomberg Radio (7/3/17): Don Katz, founder and CEO of Audible, discusses the evolution of the audio book, podcasts and Audible’s relationship with Amazon
- CNBC (5/2/17): Turning Ideas into Realities
- Urban Agenda Magazine (February 2017): The Spoken Word With Audible Founder & CEO Donald Katz
- The New York Times (6/14/15): At Audible, Work Speaks Volumes
- NPR (3/9/15): Straight To Audiobook: Authors Write Original Works Meant To Be Heard
- The New York Times (11/30/14): An Art Form Rises: Audio Without the Book
- CNBC (5/9/13): Audible.com: Changing the Way We ‘Read’