Company

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 publisher in the world

Publishing Imprints

Technology Platforms

Our Publishing Imprints

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Recorded Books

Recorded Books is the largest independent publisher of unabridged audiobooks in the world, with a catalog of more than 30,000 exclusive titles narrated by award-winning actors. Beyond the highest-quality audiobooks, Recorded Books also delivers eBooks, eMagazines, movies, learning programs, and much more to consumers and to the retail, professional, school, library, and infotainment markets. The company’s RBdigital platform provides a vast array of digital content 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

HighBridge is a leading spoken audio publisher 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

Wavesound Pty is Australia’s leading audiobook 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 publisher, 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 ChristianAudio.com has been providing top-quality Christian audiobooks and audio-bibles. With a goal of becoming the largest provider of downloadable Christian audio, ChristianAudio.com 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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Our Technology Platforms

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Audiobooks.com

Audiobooks.com is an industry-leading audiobook subscription service – with millions of downloads and counting. With Audiobooks.com, 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 Audiobooks.com app.

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RBdigital

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

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Tom MacIsaac

Chief Executive Officer

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Neil Tress

Chief Financial Officer

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John Shea

Chief Product & Marketing Officer

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Mike Pyland

Chief Technology Officer

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Troy Juliar

Chief Content Officer

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Ed Longo

Chief Operating Officer

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Jim Schmidt

Senior Vice President of Sales & Business Development

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Miles Stevens-Hoare

General Manager - International

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Ian Small

General Manager - Audiobooks.com

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Investors

RBmedia is owned by Shamrock Capital Advisors. Shamrock is a Los Angeles-based investment firm with a rich history of investing in the media, entertainment, and communications sectors.

Careers

We’re looking for the best and brightest

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

News & Events

RBmedia News

A new global powerhouse takes center-stage in spoken audio and digital media distribution technology

RBmedia brings together numerous brands to deliver consumers engaging digital content – including audiobooks, educational courses, entertainment titles, and much more.

Today marks the launch of RBmedia, a global leader in spoken audio content and digital media distribution technology. As both a producer and distributor of bestselling works, RBmedia…

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RBmedia acquires Audiobooks.com to enhance its digital media distribution platform and consumer reach

Largest audiobook publisher in the world adds subscription service to serve millions of consumers wherever their mobile devices take them.

RBmedia, a newly launched global leader in spoken audio content and digital media distribution technology, today announced its acquisition of Audiobooks.com, an innovator in the on-demand audiobooks sector…

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