January 23, 2022

Booka’s Audiobook Publishing Business and Full Catalog Acquired by RBmedia to Expand Spanish-Language Offering

From an RBDigital News Release:

RBmedia, the largest audiobook producer in the world, today announced the acquisition of Booka’s audiobook publishing business and its full catalog of Spanish language titles. Booka, a leading audiobook producer in Spain, will retain its professional services audio production business.

Since 2014, Booka has produced top-quality Spanish-language audiobooks, including bestsellers from authors such as Juan Gómez-Jurado, Fernando Gamboa, Jorge Magano, and Marc Reklau. Booka titles feature the best-known narrators in Spain.

Albert Codina Llorens, founder of Booka, said, “I built Booka’s audio catalog over the years with great care. Putting it in the hands of RBmedia was the right choice for me and for my authors. I can trust that the titles will be widely sold around the Spanish-speaking world under good terms, in all markets, and with all resellers. I know RBmedia has big plans to increase this part of their business, and I am looking forward to seeing my work continue to grow in their hands.”

The opportunity for audiobooks in the Spanish-language market is expanding at a record pace. According to a recent study by Dosdoce, between 2017 and 2019, sales growth in that market more than doubled.

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.