RBmedia comprises an ever-expanding group of the best brands in audiobook publishing and distribution
Our Audio Brands
Recorded Books is RBmedia’s flagship audio brand for bestselling authors and content spanning all high-demand fiction and nonfiction genres. Our catalog of premium titles, narrated by award-winning actors, includes works by Danielle Steel, Brandon Sanderson, J.R.R. Tolkien, Sarah J. Maas, Jenny Han, Jeff Kinney, and many other leading authors. Since our founding in 1979, we have been a pioneer in the industry and, as part of RBmedia, have achieved thousands of industry honors, including the Pulitzer Prize, Academy Award, National Book Award, Audiobook of the Year, Booker Prize, Hugo Award, and many more.
Tantor Media is an industry-leading audiobook publisher, with must-have authors and award-winning titles. Our talented team is dedicated to working closely with traditionally published authors and independent authors to provide the highest-quality audio experience for the best value. We are a recognized leader in discovering emerging authors in science fiction, fantasy, and romance—and are home to breakout independent authors such as Drew Hayes, Dannika Dark, Peter Grainger, Annette Marie, and Eric Ugland. Our extensive and growing audiobook catalog includes award winners, bestsellers, and titles with top reviews from all the major publications.
HighBridge was founded by Minnesota Public Radio in the early 1980s to produce and distribute recordings of Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion. Since then, we have become a leading spoken-word audio publisher of New York Times bestsellers, up-market fiction and nonfiction, bookseller classics, Academy Award winners, Oprah’s Book Club titles, Reese Witherspoon favorites, and more. Our titles have been selected as finalists or winners for the Pulitzer Prize, National Book Award, National Books Critics Circle Award, Booker Prize, Edgar Award, and the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. HighBridge has built a reputation among booksellers and audiophiles as one of the industry’s highest-quality audio publishers.
Christian Audio is the leading audio publisher in the Christian market for audio bibles and top-quality audiobooks that inspire, inform, and transform the faith-based life. The brand’s mission is to be one of the most trusted places on the Internet for the refreshment and growth of the soul. Christian Audio is a one-stop-shop for our listeners’ spiritual needs, offering bibles, devotionals, personal growth, and more. To advance our mission, we have forged exclusive content partnerships with leading Christian publishers, including Baker Publishing Group, InterVarsity Press, Presbyterian & Reformed Publishing, and 1517 Media.
Ascent Audio, RBmedia’s business audio brand, is the number one publisher of business audiobooks in the world. We offer the world’s largest business audiobook catalog, with broad offerings in professional development, coaching, management, entrepreneurship, leadership, investing, and finance. Ascent Audio features titles by bestselling business authors like Jon Gordon, Grant Cardone, Michael Watkins, Jeb Blount, Brian Tracy, W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne. We partner with top business publishers, including McGraw Hill Professional, Harvard Business Review Press, Princeton University Press, Wiley, Oxford University Press, Mango, and Entrepreneur Press.
GraphicAudio is a leader in immersive dramatized audio and the developer of the “A Movie in Your Mind®” audiobook entertainment format. GraphicAudio is home to the largest catalog of full-cast dramatizations in the industry, which include cinematic music and special effects. Our catalog includes thousands of titles focused chiefly on action/adventure, comics, science fiction/fantasy, and westerns. We’ve produced titles with award-winning authors such as Brandon Sanderson, Peter V. Brett, Ilona Andrews, Brent Weeks and Sarah J. Mass. We’ve also partnered with comic brands—such as Marvel, Dark Horse Comics, Dynamite Comics, and Vault Comics—and produced full-cast audiobooks for notable manga titles, including the Vampire Hunter D Series by Hideyuki Kikuchi & Yoshitaka Amano.
Kalorama Audio is a leading publisher of audiobooks and other digital audio content focused on politics and policy—one of the fastest-growing categories in nonfiction. An imprint of RBmedia, Kalorama Audio is located in one of the world’s foremost political hubs and has strong publishing partnerships with the journalists, authors, and commentators who are writing about politics, policy initiatives, and public discourse.
RBmedia International Brands
W. F. Howes Ltd
W.F. Howes Ltd is the U.K.’s leading audiobook and large-print publisher, distributing its content through all leading consumer and library vendors. Having been established for over 25 years, W.F. Howes has a wealth of history and experience in working with some of the world’s leading authors, such as Diana Gabaldon, Val McDermid, Dan Jones, and V. E. Schwab. This continues to ensure our titles are consistently on the bestsellers’ charts. W.F. Howes is the U.K. subsidiary of RBmedia.
Wavesound Pty is one of Australia’s leading audiobook and large-print publishers. Wavesound was established in 2009 and has published some of Australia’s bestselling audiobooks. We work closely with leading authors to consistently deliver exciting titles in a broad range of genres.
BookaVivo is RBmedia's powerful publishing brand for Spanish-language audiobooks. We publish a catalog of leading Spanish-language titles, including global bestsellers, self-help, romance/audionovelas, business, and religion. BookaVivo releases Spanish audiobook editions from RBmedia’s bestselling authors like Holly Black, Chloe Gong, Rebecca Yarros, Neal Shusterman, and Jay Kristoff. We also feature celebrated Spanish-language authors like Elena Armas, Pedro Baños, Ramón Nogueras, and Inés Quintero.
Éditions Thélème is a leading publisher of French-language audiobooks, specializing in the areas of classic and contemporary literature from past and present authors. Notable titles include In Search of Lost Time, Les Misérables, Steppenwolf, Sentimental Education, and The Three Musketeers. Notable authors include Marcel Proust, Victor Hugo, Plato, Jane Austen, Emily Bronté, Hermann Hesse, Gustave Flaubert, and Alexandre Dumas.
RBmedia Verlag publishes German-language audiobooks—including titles from ABOD, Hörbuch München, and John Verlag—in the areas of fiction and nonfiction, primarily politics, investigative journalism, business, and economics. Notable authors include Sarah Wagenknecht, Jack Nasher, Wolfgang Kubicki, Gerd Kommer, Arnold Schwarzeneggar, Samantha Downing, Vince Flynn, Brad Thor, Catriona Ward, Kaspar Panizza, Robert Marc Lehmann, Martin Sonneborn, Robin Alexander, and world star Elton John.