Who We Are

RBmedia is a global leader in spoken audio content and digital media distribution technology that reaches millions of consumers — at home, in the car, and wherever their mobile devices take them. RBmedia produces exclusive titles and delivers the finest digital content and information —  including audiobooks, educational courses, entertainment titles, and much more.

RBmedia is the largest audiobook producer in the world

Content Brands

Technology Platforms

Our Content Brands


Recorded Books

Recorded Books is the largest independent producer of audiobooks in the world, with a catalog of more than 35,000 exclusive titles narrated by award-winning actors. In addition to the highest-quality audiobooks, Recorded Books also offers eBooks, magazines, comics, a range of streaming video services, educational offerings, and more.  The company’s RBdigital platform also provides the library industry’s broadest array of digital content services to millions of consumers.

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W. F. Howes

W. F. Howes Ltd is the UK’s leading audiobook, digital services, and large-print publisher, releasing about 60 new unabridged audiobooks every month. The company’s digital arm provides audiobook and eBook lending to the library market through the RBdigital platform, alongside several other platforms specializing in same-day newspapers and magazines, adult learning and language tutorial programs. W. F. Howes also publishes large-print books, including contemporary titles, popular genre fiction, prizewinners, and gripping nonfiction.

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HighBridge is a leading spoken audio producer that was started to produce and distribute recordings of Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion. Since then, the company’s spoken audio catalog has expanded to include New York Times bestselling fiction and nonfiction, Oprah’s Book Club titles, National Public Radio compilations, and more. HighBridge has built a reputation among booksellers and audiophiles as one of the industry’s highest-quality audio publishers.

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Wavesound Pty is Australia’s leading audiobook producer and large-print publisher. The company is committed to providing Australian libraries with the best titles and authors from around the world — from large-print, audiobook, and downloadable content to the most innovative digital platforms covering entertainment, training, and learning. The company was established in 2009 as a subsidiary of W. F. Howes (UK) and Recorded Books (US) to provide Australian libraries with the best global selection of contemporary titles available in large print, audio, and download.

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Tantor Media

Tantor Media is a leading independent audiobook producer, with must-have authors and award-winning titles. Producing more than 100 new titles every month, Tantor’s talented team is dedicated to providing the highest-quality audio experience for the best value. Tantor’s extensive catalog includes award winners, bestsellers, and titles with top reviews from all the major publications. With its recording facility, Tantor can quickly deliver today’s hottest titles, in multiple formats, often simultaneously with the hardcover release.

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Christian Audio

For more than 10 years has been providing top-quality Christian audiobooks and audio-bibles. With a goal of becoming the largest provider of downloadable Christian audio, offers a diverse variety of digital audio products for purchase and immediate download. A love for audiobooks drives production, and the company’s mission is to be one of the most trusted places on the Internet for the refreshment and growth of the soul.

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Gildan Media

Gildan Media is a spoken audio publishing company based in New York. The company specializes in personal development, business, training, and education. The Gildan titles are released under several imprints: Gildan Audio, Gildan Seminars, Gildan Press, Condensed Classics, Bibliomotion, and Sandler Training.

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Kalorama Audio

Kalorama Audio publishes 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. For more information, visit 

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Our Technology Platforms

audiobooks_logo300px is an industry-leading audiobook subscription service – with millions of downloads and counting. With, members can instantly stream and download audiobooks and listen to more than 100,000 bestsellers and classic favorites from their smartphone, tablet, car, smartwatch, connected home or computer. Subscribers can listen to their audiobook of choice on any Internet-enabled device via the free app.

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RBdigital is a cloud-based platform that allows libraries to offer their patrons the latest audiobooks, digital books and magazines, and information and entertainment – all via the convenience of desktop streaming and mobile apps. RBdigital’s web and mobile platforms give library patrons easy access to their favorite spoken audio content and digital media titles directly from their smartphones, tablets, and other connected devices.

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Our Management Team


Tom MacIsaac

Chief Executive Officer

Mike Bauer

Michael Bauer

Chief Financial Officer


John Shea

Chief Product & Marketing Officer


Mike Pyland

Chief Technology Officer


Troy Juliar

Chief Content Officer


Ed Longo

Chief Operating Officer


Jim Schmidt

Senior Vice President of Sales & Business Development


Miles Stevens-Hoare

General Manager - International


Ian Small

General Manager -



RBmedia is owned by KKR –  a leading global investment firm that manages multiple alternative asset classes, including private equity, energy, infrastructure, real estate and credit, with strategic manager partnerships that manage hedge funds.


We’re looking for the best and brightest

RBmedia is hiring top talent for open positions in numerous locations. Please contact to submit your resume and cover letter.

News & Events

RBmedia News

Princeton University Press and RBmedia Announce Exclusive Audiobook Publishing Partnership

Landover, MD, October 15, 2019—Princeton University Press and RBmedia today announced an exclusive licensing agreement to publish over 120 audiobooks in the next three years. The collaboration brings together Princeton University Press’ world-class content and RBmedia’s position as a market leader in scholarly, trade, and reference audiobook publishing…

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All-You-Can-Read Digital Newspapers Now Available in the RBdigital App and Platform

Landover, MD, October 8, 2019—Recorded Books, an RBmedia company, today announced the availability of unlimited access newspapers in its RBdigital app and platform. In partnership with PressReader, RBdigital provides libraries unlimited access to more than 2,500 of the world’s leading newspapers…

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Leading Audiobook Publisher Establishes New Politics and Policy Imprint,
Kalorama Audio

Landover, MD, July 23, 2019—RBmedia, the largest independent audiobook producer in the world, today announced a new imprint, Kalorama Audio, which will publish audiobooks and other digital audio content, including audio originals and podcasts, focused on politics and policy….

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