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 producer in the world

Content Brands

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Technology Platforms

Our Content Brands

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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

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

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 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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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 kaloramaaudio.com. 

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GraphicAudio

GraphicAudio® is a leader in immersive dramatized audio and the developer of the “A Movie in Your Mind®” audiobook entertainment format. GraphicAudio is home to the largest catalog of full cast dramatizations in the industry, with over 1,300 titles across 150 series, focused chiefly on action/adventure, comics, science fiction/fantasy, and westerns. The company has produced titles with comic brands such as Marvel, DC Comics, Dynamite, and Vault Comics—and award-winning authors such as Brandon Sanderson, Peter V. Brett, William W. Johnstone, Charlaine Harris, and Brent Weeks.

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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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Michael Bauer

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 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.

Careers

We’re looking for the best and brightest

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

News & Events

RBmedia News

RBmedia® Announces a Landmark Original Audiobook Production: Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics

Landover, MD, August 6, 2020—RBmedia, a leading spoken audio and digital media platform company, today announced that it has concluded a deal for an original audiobook production of Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics, a landmark celebration of the remarkable life and career of a country music and pop-culture legend…

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OverDrive to Acquire RBdigital from RBmedia

Cleveland, OH, June 23, 2020. PRNewswireOverDrive, the leading digital reading platform for libraries and schools, announced today that it is acquiring the assets of RBmedia‘s library business, including the RBdigital platform in North America, the United Kingdom and Australia….

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LMBPN® Publishing Announces a Multi-Division Audio Licensing Agreement with RBmedia

LMBPN Publishing continues to innovate by entering into a multi-division publishing agreement with Recorded Books® and GraphicAudio® brands. Together, the strategic alliance will simultaneously launch a new series titled The Great Insurrection in early 2021….

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