Roundup: Recorded Books Becomes RBmedia & Acquires Audiobooks.com Platform
As of today, all eight Recorded Books brands/services are now known as RBMedia. The company also announced an acquisition today. Both items are posted below.
Today marks the launch of RBmedia.
As both a producer and distributor of bestselling works, RBmedia counts more than 700,000 digital content titles in its portfolio, including everything from audiobooks to eMagazines, courses, comics, games, and many others.
Backed by Shamrock Capital, a leading media and entertainment private equity firm, RBmedia now reaches millions of consumers across 38 countries and brings together eight leading brands in two areas: publishing and distribution platforms.
RBmedia’s worldwide publishing imprints include Recorded Books, HighBridge Audio, Tantor Media, ChristianAudio, W.F. Howes (UK), and Wavesound (Australia).
The company’s distribution platforms reach consumers:
- Directly via its newly acquired com platform
- Through 10,000+ library partners, enabling library patrons to enjoy premium digital content — regardless of their ability to pay
- Via consumer digital resellers like Amazon Audible
Read the Complete Launch Announcement
Also Announced by RBmedia Today…
An app-based subscription service, Audiobooks.com provides access to more than 100,000 bestsellers and classics.
“RBmedia’s focus is on producing and delivering premium spoken audio content and pushing the boundaries of technical innovation,” says Tom MacIsaac, Chief Executive Officer of RBmedia. “By adding Audiobooks.com to our suite of companies, we are now able to deliver audiobooks from bestselling and award-winning authors directly to millions of consumers, in addition to providing unmatched spoken audio production and digital media distribution capabilities.”
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