New Audiobook Distribution App, Publishing, and Audio-Learning Company

ListenerU Ushers in the Future of Audiobooks and eLearning/Audio-Learning with Updated Mobile App and Launch of Audiobook Publishing Services

By: ListenerU Inc.

TORONTOJuly 13, 2023PRLog — Listener U announces the full launch of its updated mobile app along with the introduction of audiobook publishing services. ListenerU continues to be a pioneering northern Ontario company that merges audiobook distribution with audio education. Focusing on publishing Canadian authors’ audiobooks and providing a variety of content to listeners, ListenerU is primed to transform the eLearning and audiobook landscape to be more engaging, accessible and enriching.

The launch is highlighted by the release of the inaugural ListenerU published audiobook, “How to Lead a Thriving School,” written by local educator, Marg Dodds. This audiobook, recorded and edited at The Loft by award-winning music producer and Treble Charger frontman Greig Nori, and intern Brandon Ruch, is available exclusively on the ListenerU app. This collaborative venture underscores ListenerU’s commitment to empowering Canadian authors, creators, and subject matter experts, offering a cost-effective, accessible platform for audiobook and audio learning course production, distribution, and marketing.

The updated ListenerU mobile app consists of a library of over 15,000 audiobooks and more than 30 audiobook-based certificate courses, serving as an innovative hub for authors, narrators, publishers, listeners, and learners. ListenerU seeks professionals and creators to create and sell their original audio learning content and audiobooks. The unique platform proposes industry-leading royalties for exclusive authors, fostering the creation of new content and reviving previously published works.

Moreover, the company’s unique Publisher Membership Program, set to launch soon, promises a new way for publishers to sell their audiobooks for more profit, marking a new chapter in the audiobook publishing industry.

“We are trying to have something new, innovative, and financially rewarding for all creators on the ListenerU platform, which will allow our Listeners to have the best experience”, says Brent Rouble, founder of ListenerU.

The company’s vision extends to making northern Ontario a hub for audio-learning and audiobooks, enriching the Canadian audiobook landscape and contributing to the globally expanding markets for eLearning and audiobooks.

Amidst challenges in the eLearning and audiobook industries, ListenerU aspires to generate affordable, high-quality content and courses, and broaden flexible learning options, with an emphasis on adequately compensating creators. Its commitment to inclusive audio-learning caters to individuals who find print challenging, as well as those who struggle to find the time to fit traditional eLearning into their hectic schedules.

Audiobook production costs are typically too high for many authors, but ListenerU is trying to mitigate that by introducing flexible royalties, various recording options, and sponsorships. For individuals or corporations interested in sponsoring the production of a local audiobook, Brent Rouble can be contacted at or via LinkedIn.

About ListenerU

ListenerU is a pioneering audiobook and audio-learning mobile app-based company, headquartered in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada. ListenerU combines the appeal of digital audiobooks with the certification and interactivity of online learning. With access to over 15,000 audiobooks and more than 30 audio-based certificate courses, ListenerU offers its subscribers a diverse learning and listening experience that is accessible, affordable, and flexible. ListenerU is revolutionizing the industry with innovative methods of delivering higher financial returns to authors, narrators, and publishers. The company continues to seek authors and subject matter experts to produce their audiobooks and audio courses. With its high-quality content, unique review system, publishing services, and creator support, ListenerU is set to redefine the eLearning and audiobook industries.

Subscribe through for a discounted price, then download the app to start listening.

For further inquiries, please contact:

Brent Rouble, P.Geo
President and Founder

PM to kickstart distribution of PMJAY-MA Yojana Ayushman cards in Gujarat

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will kickstart the distribution of PMJAY-MA Yojana Ayushman cards in Gujarat on 17th October at 4 PM via video conferencing.

As the then Chief Minister of Gujarat, Prime Minister had started the “Mukhyamantri Amrutam (MA)” scheme in 2012 to protect poor citizens from the catastrophic costs of medical treatment and illness. In the year 2014, ”MA” Yojana was extended to cover those families who are having an annual income limit of Rs. 4 lakh. Later, this scheme was extended to several other groups as well. The scheme was rebranded as Mukhyamantri Amrutam Vatsalya (MAV) Yojana.

Drawing from the experience of the success of the scheme, Prime Minister launched the Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana  (AB-PMJAY) in 2018 – the largest health insurance scheme in the world providing coverage of up to Rs. 5 lakh per family per year, for primary, secondary and tertiary care hospitalization without any cap on the family size and age. With the launch of the AB-PMJAY, Gujarat integrated MA / MAV Yojana with the AB-PM-JAY scheme in 2019 with the name PMJAY-MA Yojana and the beneficiaries under MA/MAV and AB-PMJAY became eligible for co-branded PMJAY-MA cards. 

During the programme, Prime Minister will kickstart the distribution of these  cards, after which printed 50 lakh coloured Ayushman cards will be distributed to all the beneficiaries across Gujarat, at their doorstep, by National Health Authority empanelled agencies after doing e-KYC of beneficiaries.



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VerseOne Distribution Partners with ACRCloud

 VerseOne Distribution has partnered with ACRCloud for music recognition. This will give access to ACRCloud’s Advanced Acoustic Fingerprint Algorithm which allows all newly uploaded music to VerseOne Distribution to be snipped, uploaded and compared to ACRCloud’s database of more than 100 million pieces of copyrighted music on YouTube, Spotify, Deezer. The uploaded musical works are matched using Title, UPC, and ISRC codes for copyright infringement risk.

ACRCloud is already being used by TuneCore, Audiomack, RouteNote, Anghami, Deezer and other digital music supply chain platforms.

With this, VerseOne Distribution is now better equipped to fight music copyright piracy and counterfeit music releases. They believe that this development will help improve music delivery efficiency and significantly reduce instances of potential future DMCA takedowns.

About ACRCloud

ACRCloud is an automatic content recognition platform based on acoustic fingerprinting technology. ACRCloud’s music Recognition Services allow developers to match directly with online music services (Spotify, Deezer, YouTube, etc.) and standard codes such as ISRC and UPC.

About VerseOne Distribution

VerseOne Distribution provides digital music distribution services for artists to sell music and music videos on digital streaming and download stores worldwide. Music and music videos submitted to VerseOne Distribution get distributed to 280+ endpoints. Artists get to keep 100% of their copyrights.

VerseOne Distribution

Ashley Cao

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Shri RK Singh holds virtual meetings with States’ Energy Ministers in batches of different regions; discusses the new Reforms Linked Distribution Sector Scheme for network strengthening & modernization, financial viability and enhanced consumer service and convenience

Shri RK Singh, Union Minister for Power and New & Renewable Energy convened a series of regional level meetings with Energy / Power Ministers / Advisors of States / UTs through video conference in four different sessions on 21.9.2021 and today to discuss the new Reforms Linked Distribution Sector Scheme.

Shri Singh underlined to the ministers that the increasing demand for electricity has necessitated the strengthening and modernization of the Distribution infrastructure. He informed them that the scheme has been designed as a bottom-up scheme and the DISCOMs/States are empowered to prepare their own DPRs based on their need assessments prioritizing the loss reduction works. Modernization works such as System augmentation, Renovation and modernization of Substations etc. can also be carried out by the DISCOMs under this scheme, he pointed out.

The states’ Power Ministers appreciated the efforts being made by Central Government for strengthening the Power Sector. They informed the Minister that they were preparing their plans according to the time line.  The Hon’ble Union Minister advised that the plan should address the weakness as in the system, and the plan should take into account the increasing demands.  He stated that the plan should take into account what the demand will be in 10 years down the line, and prepare the system to meet that.  He also stated that the system needed to be modernized.   The Union Minister of Power also stated that he and his officer will also meet the States and sit with the State Energy Ministers and the officers to hold them draw up their plan. 

Shri Singh underlined that funding under the scheme will be released based on progress in operational and financial improvements in DISCOMs. He elaborated that that loss reduction by DISCOMs is not a difficult task and in order to reduce losses, they need to focus on (i) Improving Billing Efficiency (ii) Enhancing Collection Efficiency (iii) Ensuring timely payment for electricity consumption by Government Departments and (iv) Fixing tariffs reflective of Actual Cost of supply and the State Government making timely payment of Subsidy if they want to give electricity at lower rates.

The minister highlighted another important element of the scheme, that it envisages prioritization of 10 Crore Smart meters in all Government Departments and offices, Amrut cities, all UTs, high loss areas, Commercial and Industrial consumers other than Agricultural consumers in TOTEX mode. He said that sufficient funds are available under the scheme, and with planning and sincerity in implementation, an operationally efficient and financially sustainable electricity distribution sector can be developed, to meet the aspirations of citizens of the country.

Shri RK Singh exhorted the ministers to encourage their states to avail benefits of PM-KUSUM scheme for Solarisation of agricultural feeders. With Solarisation of Agriculture feeders, electricity can be made available to farmers during day time free or at very low price from day one. States would save huge amount of subsidy being paid by them towards electricity consumption in agriculture sector. Further, Rooftop solar may also be encouraged to meet the increasing demand in environment friendly manner.

Minister of State for Power Shri Krishan Pal Gurjar, Secretary, Ministry of Power and   CMDs of PFC and REC Ltd were also present in the meeting.

The Reforms-based and Results-linked, Revamped Distribution Sector Scheme has been launched with an outlay of Rs.3,03,758 crore and estimated GBS from Central Government of Rs.97,631 crore. Network strengthening & modernization, financial viability and enhanced Consumer service and convenience are the key aspects of this scheme.



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Distribution Camp for Providing Aids & Assistive Devices to Divyangjan and Senior Citizens Inaugurated at Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh Today

A Distribution camp for providing Aids and Assistive Devices to pre-identified Divyangjan under ADIP Scheme and Senior Citizens beneficiaries under the Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana of Government of India was held at D. K Convention Hall, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh today.  The Chief Guest of the function Brigadier (Dr.) B. D. Mishra (Retd.), the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh inaugurated the function alongside with Shri Rattan Lal Kataria, Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment and Jal Shakti, Government of India in the presence Shri Alo Libang, Minister of Social Justice Empowerment and Tribal Affairs, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh; Smt. Shakuntala D. Gamlin, Secretary, DEPwD; Shri Prabodh Seth, Joint Secretary, DEPwD; Ms. Niharika Rai, Commissioner, Social Justice Empowerment and Tribal Affairs, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh; Shri D R Sarin, CMD ALIMCO and other dignitaries graced the occasion.

Speaking on the occasion, Brigadier (Dr.) B. D. Mishra (Retd.), Hon’ble Governor of Arunachal Pradesh applauded the efforts of the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan), Government of India and the initiatives taken in order to provide holistic empowerment of Divyangjan across the country. He informed that Government of Arunachal Pradesh has allotted 5 Acres of Land for establishment of Artificial limb centre in East Siang and 15 Acres of land availability in Aalo, West Siang for establishment of National Institute of Mental Health & Rehabilitation.    

Addressing the gathering, Shri Rattan Lal Kataria said that the central government is fully committed for Divyangjans and senior citizens and motive of providing Aids and Assistive devices is to empower and enable them to connect with main stream of the society.

Smt. Shakuntala D. Gamlin informed about the details of the schemes being implemented by the department and said that the new Act i.e Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act 2016 implemented by government provides greater rights and entitlements to PwDs by envisioning an inclusive and enabling environment.  

Total 217 number of beneficiaries which includes 127 Divyangjan and 90 Senior Citizens were indentified in the assessment camps conducted by ALIMCO in various locations at Naharlagun, Yupia and Sagalee region of Papumpare District in the early week of February 2021. Total 541 Aids and Assistive Devices valuing approx Rs. 21 Lakh will be distributed phase wise among the pre-identified Divyangjan and senior citizen beneficiaries of aforesaid locations.

Details of total items to be distributed includes 152 Folding Wheel Chair, 01 C.P. Chair, 96 Crutch, 81 Walking Stick, 07 Braille Kit, 06 Smart Cane, 04 Smart Phone, 08 Daisy Player, 07 MSIED KIT, 16 Rolator, 04 Tetrapod, 17 Walker, 142 B.T.E. (Hearing Aid Machine).

In view of COVID 19, out of total 217 pre-identified beneficiaries Aids and Assistive Devices will be provided to as much as approx 100 beneficiaries in the inaugural distribution camp at D. K Convention Hall, Itanagar on 05.03.2021. Remaining beneficiaries will be get their prescribed assistive devices subsequently at their nearby respective Blocks.  

Different type of assistive devices which are to be distributed among identified Divyangjan and Senior citizens registered during assessment camps at Block Level depending upon the age related disability/infirmity, with such assisted-living devices which can restore near normalcy in their bodily functions and empowering them to connect with mainstream of society. The devices which will be distributed include Smart Phone, Smart Cane, Daisy Player, Braille Kit, Wheelchairs, Tetrapod/Tripod, Crutches, Walking Sticks, Hearing Aid, Walker etc.

Central government has undertaken special measures to provide the benefits of welfare schemes uninterrupted in present corona pandemic situation in the interest of Divyangjan and Senior Citizens of the country. In this endeavor, this camp is being held adhering to the guidelines and new SOPs issued by Government of India pertaining to COVID 19. Strict compliance of health and personal safety and other necessary precautionary steps is being ensured in order to contain any possibility of spread of COVID 19 during the distribution of Aids and Assistive devices. Maintaining social distancing and arrangements of thermal screening for each individual, compulsory use of face mask, sanitizers and Multi-level sanitization of equipment including pre dispatch sanitization of aids and appliances, transport vehicle, sanitization of open/closed stacking area and re-sanitization of assistive devices just before the distribution are being observed.

The camp has been organized by Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India (ALIMCO), Kanpur working under the aegis of Department of Empowerment of Person with Disability (DEPwD), Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment (MoSJ&E), Government of India in association with Social Justice Empowerment & Tribal Affairs Department, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh and District Administration, Itanagar. Camps will be conducted as per new approved Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) issued by Ministry in wake of COVID 19 pandemic.