Ascent Audio 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.
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
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.…
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.…
Other RBmedia News
RBmedia today announced the acquisition of Berrett-Koehler’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 Berrett-Koehler’s new titles beginning in 2024.
RBmedia, the largest audiobook publisher in the world, today announced continued momentum and another year of record-breaking growth. The company entered new strategic partnerships, published more titles than ever before, and produced audiobooks for numerous New York Times bestsellers and literary award winners.
In addition to being the first pick of 2024, “The Waters” represents another first for the club, as Jenna pointed out: “It’s set in the magical mystical lands of rural Michigan. We’ve never chosen a book set there.” “It is about a matriarch and healer and what happens when one of her three daughters brings home a baby.
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.
- Jon Gordon
- Grant Cardone
- Michael Watkins
- Jeb Blount
- W. Chan Kim & Renée Mauborgne
- Brian Tracy
- J.R.R Tolkien
- Danielle Steel
- Brandon Sanderson
- Pierce Brown
- C.J. Box
- Diana Gabaldon
- William Kent Krueger
- Christine Feehan
- 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
- 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