ThingTone Software Releases SpeakAlong Standalone

Rancho Cordova, CA -- September 25, 2007 -- ThingTone Software today announced the availability of a standalone version and an editor's guide for its popular talking book reader, SpeakAlong for OS X.

The new release, called Standalone Edition, offers "Just the Reader for Less":
--The Standalone Edition is offered at $9.95 USD, with no bundled texts.
--Users who wish to find or supply their own eBooks for listening in SpeakAlong may do so.
--Publishers and educators can now edit books for SpeakAlong using Silent Markup Language (SML).
--An "Editor's Guide to Silent Markup Language" is freely available at the ThingTone Software website.
--Special licensing is being made available for publishers who wish to bundle their own editions.

For home and educational use, SpeakAlong is a talking storyteller able to read digital books aloud. In its first offering, ThingTone Software delivered a breakthrough in affordable speech technology. Now offering three additional editions including the "King James Bible Edition."

ThingTone Software is the maker of the popular GrabBack portable backup application for Mac OS X. More information about ThingTone Software products is available at

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