#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 exclusive 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
• 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
Consumer demand will power an $8 billion+ spoken audio market opportunity in 2022, driven by audiobooks.
Source: Market Research. Note: Market size reflects estimated total consumer revenue; based on average estimates of industry reports including PWC, Deloitte, Grand View Research, and Stratistics Market Research
8,000+ new titles published annually – more than the Big 5 book publishers combined
Consumer adoption of new technologies and audio formats is propelling the market forward
Sources: Nielsen, PR Newswire, Houlihan Lokey, Audio Publishers Association.
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:
- Royalty Analyst. Reporting to the Royalty Accounting Manager, the Royalty Analyst will provide support relating to the preparation and issuance of accurate and timely royalty statements to Authors, Agents, Agencies, Musicians, and other pertinent parties. See job description»
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.
RBmedia Brings Long-Awaited New Novel by Abraham Verghese to Audio
RBmedia today announced the upcoming release of its audiobook recording of The Covenant of Water, the long-awaited new novel by bestselling author Abraham Verghese. More than a decade in the making, The Covenant of Water is Verghese’s first book since Cutting for Stone, which spent over two years on the New York Times bestseller list and sold more than 1.5 million copies in the U.S. alone.
RBmedia Achieves Another Year of Record-Breaking Growth
RBmedia, the largest audiobook publisher in the world, today announced record-breaking 2022 performance. The company entered new strategic partnerships, expanded into key international markets, published more titles than ever before, and produced audiobooks for numerous New York Times bestsellers and literary award winners.
RBmedia Continues Expansion with Acquisition of Ukemi Audiobooks and Dharma Audiobooks
RBmedia, the largest audiobook publisher in the world, today announced the acquisition of Ukemi Audiobooks and Dharma Audiobooks. Through this acquisition, the company will acquire both audiobook publishing businesses and their full catalog of titles.
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