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Ascent Audio is the reimagined brand of Gildan Media and offers the largest catalog of business audiobooks in the industry.

The Business Audiobook Leader

Ascent Audio is the business publishing brand of RBmedia, the number one audiobook publisher in the world. Our business audiobook catalog has deep collections of titles from the brightest minds and best thinkers in all the crucial business categories, including leadership, strategy, IT, finance, negotiation, diversity, marketing, and organizational change. Our titles help companies and individuals capture the latest thinking and put it to work to improve their businesses and professional lives.

Partnerships with Top Business Publishers

RBmedia has steadily expanded its extensive catalog of business titles through audiobook partnerships with leading business publishers.

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The number of people who say they like listening
to business audiobooks has risen 30% since 2019
according to the Audio Publishers Association.

How We Distribute

We have the broadest distribution network in the business. Our key partnerships with all major
digital distribution outlets mean Ascent Audio’s premier audiobooks reach
everyone… everywhere.

Digital Retailers

Library & School Platforms

Top Business Audio News

Leading Audiobook Publisher Launches New Business Audio Brand, Ascent Audio

RBmedia, the largest audiobook producer in the world, today unveiled its new business audio brand, Ascent Audio. The brand offers the world’s largest business audiobook catalog encompassing all of the major categories in business education.…

McGraw Hill and Ascent Audio

RBmedia Acquires McGraw Hill Professional Audiobook Publishing Business

RBmedia, the largest audiobook producer in the world, today announced the acquisition of McGraw Hill Professional’s audiobook publishing business, which includes its catalog of previously published titles, as well as a multi-year agreement to become the exclusive audio publisher for all of McGraw Hill Professional’s new titles.…

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Digital Retailers

As an RBmedia audio brand, the Ascent Audio distribution network includes every leading
digital retailer in the business and reaches millions of listeners around the globe.


Library & School Platforms

Our key partnerships with all of the leading library platforms make it easier than ever for
libraries to build, manage, and share a collection of popular digital content with their patrons.


Authors & Agents

We know what it takes to make a great audiobook recording. And you’ll be in great company with thousands of bestselling authors who have chosen RBmedia as their
audiobook partner.

  • Joanne Fluke
  • Donna Leon
  • Jeff Kinney
  • Dannika Dark
  • Jude Deveraux
  • Jayne Ann Krentz (Amanda Quick)
  • Kristan Higgins
  • Alison Weir
  • Anne Perry
  • James S. A. Corey
  • Alexander McCall Smith
  • Robyn Carr
  • Charlaine Harris
  • Linda Lael Miller
  • Sherrilyn Kenyon
  • Sabrina Jeffries
  • Fern Michaels
  • Laurie R. King
  • Francine Rivers
  • David Ignatius
  • Carl Weber
  • Benedict Jacka
  • Jon Gordon
  • Grant Cardone
  • Michael Watkins
  • Jeb Blount
  • W. Chan Kim & Renée Mauborgne
  • Brian Tracy
  • And many more

#1 producer of business audiobooks in the world

Ascent Audio at a Glance

Ascent Audio is the largest publisher of business audiobooks in the world. As the business audiobook leader, the brand specializes in personal development, business training, and education content.

      • The world’s largest business audiobook catalog
      • Broad offerings in professional development, coaching management, entrepreneurship, leadership, investing, and finance
      • Features bestselling business authors Jon Gordon, Grant Cardone, Michael Watkins, Jeb Blount, Brian Tracy, W. Chan Kim & Renée Mauborgne
      • Partnerships with top business publishers: McGraw Hill Professional, Harvard Business Review Press, Princeton University Press, Wiley, Oxford University Press, Mango Publishing Group and Entrepreneur Press

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