KKR to Acquire RBmedia

LANDOVER, Md. & NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–KKR, a leading global investment firm, and RBmedia, a leading digital audiobook and related spoken content producer, today announced the signing of a definitive agreement under which KKR will acquire RBmedia from Shamrock Capital. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. READ MORE

Recorded Books Adds The Great Courses to Its Unlimited Streaming Video Service—Which Saves Libraries as Much as 75%

Now, patrons can access The Great Courses Library Collection exclusively via the RBdigital app—without breaking library budgets Landover, MD, June 22, 2018—Recorded Books, an RBmedia company, today announced that The Great Courses Library Collection will soon be available exclusively on the RBdigital™ app. For the first time in the industry, libraries have an affordable way…

RBmedia Strengthens Its Position as a Leading Independent Publisher of Award-Winning Audiobooks

RBmedia brands Recorded Books, HighBridge Audio, and Tantor Media win awards in 2018 Audies and Boston Globe–Horn Book competitions Landover, MD, June 6, 2018—RBmedia’s content brands were recognized with top awards and honors in this year’s Audie Awards® and Boston Globe–Horn Book competitions. Recorded Books, HighBridge Audio, and Tantor Media produced five winners and two honorees. The awards…

Recorded Books Takes RBdigital to a New Level—with More Than 10 Content Services All in One App

With RBdigital, library patrons can access the broadest array of content services available in the industry all from a single app Landover, MD, March 14, 2018—Recorded Books, an RBmedia company, today announced the enhanced RBdigital™ app, which allows library patrons to access more than 10 different types of content all from one source. “We’re proud…

RBmedia Finishes 2017 with Record Growth and Strong Q4 Results

Leading spoken audio and digital media platform company announces release of bestselling audiobooks, acquisition of new exclusive titles, and continued global expansion Landover, MD, February 15, 2018—RBmedia today announced a strong finish to 2017 with record revenue growth and expansion across all aspects of its global spoken audio and digital media distribution business. RBmedia closed…

RBmedia Produces 19 Finalists in 2018 Audies Competition

Four RBmedia companies—Recorded Books, HighBridge Audio, Tantor Media, and Christian Audio—receive nominations in 13 different categories for the 2018 Audie Awards Landover, MD, February 6, 2018 – Four of RBmedia’s US publishing brands were honored with nominations in this year’s Audies® competition. Recorded Books, HighBridge Audio, Tantor Media, and Christian Audio received 19 nominations across…

A Brit of Alright: Americans’ audiobook choices prove that British accents really are more attractive

Key findings: Buying habits of Audiobook shoppers prove that British accents are favoured by American listeners according to an Audiobooks.com study Americans are almost three times as likely to buy a book read by a British narrator, and rate British voices higher on average Audiobooks.com, the second largest provider of audiobooks in North America, launches…