#1 audiobook publisher and distributor in the world
Who We Are
RBmedia is the largest audiobook publisher in the world.
Our catalog of over 60,000 titles represents the world’s largest collection of audiobooks in the industry. We publish and distribute over 8,000 new titles every year—more than other top audiobook publishers combined.
The company’s powerful digital retail and library distribution network reaches millions of listeners around the globe—at home, in the car, and everywhere their mobile devices go.
Awards & Bestsellers
With over 60,000 titles, RBmedia audiobooks continually top key literary awards and bestseller lists, including:
• 66 New York Times bestsellers in 2022
• 7 Pulitzer Prize winners and finalists in 2022
• 1 Grammy Awards 2023 nominee
• 1 Oprah’s Book Club Pick in 2023
• 75+ Newbery Medal winners/Honor Books
• 25+ National Book Award winners
• 40+ Booker Prize winners/Shortlisted titles
• 20+ Hugo Award winners
• 10+ Michael L. Printz Award winners/Honor Books
• 1 Academy Award winner
Our Audio Brands
The annual global audiobook market opportunity for publishers will ramp from ~$4 billion in 2022 to ~$10 billion in 2027
Global Audiobook Publisher Market
Source: Commissioned study from a leading consulting firm
8,000+ new titles published annually – more than the Big 5 traditional book publishers combined
Our Management Team
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Product & Marketing Officer
Chief Technology Officer
Chief Content Officer
Chief Operating Officer
Managing Director – RBmedia International & W.F. Howes
We’re looking for the best and brightest to join our team in these strategic positions:
Marketing Associate. This position is a key member of the Author’s Republic marketing and product team and will coordinate and support a range of initiatives. See job description>>
RBmedia is owned by H.I.G. Capital and Francisco Partners.
RBmedia today announced the upcoming release of “The Narrow Road Between Desires” audiobook by #1 New York Times bestselling phenomenon Patrick Rothfuss. Set in the wildly popular Kingkiller Chronicle universe, the novella is a standalone story that delves deeper into the Kingkiller series companion tale “The Lightning Tree.”
Francisco Partners, a leading global investment firm, specializing in technology and media-focused businesses, announced today that it has partnered with H.I.G. Capital and RBmedia’s management to complete the acquisition of RBmedia from KKR.
Leading global investment firms KKR and H.I.G. Capital (“H.I.G.”) announced that an affiliate of H.I.G. will acquire RBmedia and support its next phase of growth and development. RBmedia is the leading audiobook publisher in the world with a powerful digital distribution network that reaches millions of listeners around the globe.
Transparency in Coverage
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