RBmedia Expands Audiobook Partnership with Chronicle Books


Additional Chronicle Books titles join the company’s industry-leading audiobook catalog

Landover, MD, November 9, 2022—RBmedia, the largest audiobook publisher in the world, today announced a broad partnership with independent publisher Chronicle Books. Through this exclusive three-year agreement, the company will increase the amount of Chronicle Books audio it publishes and collaborate with Chronicle Books on a variety of titles. RBmedia has previously published audio editions of Chronicle Books titles including “Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics” by Dolly Parton, the Charlie & Mouse series by Laurel Snyder, and “Everything She Touched: The Life of Ruth Asawa” by Marilyn Chase.

“We are excited to expand upon our partnership with RBmedia to develop our world-renowned, distinctive publishing into compelling audio experiences,” said Tyrrell Mahoney, President of Chronicle Books. “This collaboration will ensure that an even wider range of our publishing program will be accessible each season to be heard and enjoyed.”

Founded in 1967 in San Francisco, Chronicle Books is one of the world’s most respected publishers and distributors of books for all ages in subjects such as art, wellness, humor, children’s books, gardening, pop culture, lifestyle, inspiration,  food, travel, and photography. Chronicle is the home of numerous award-winning authors, bestselling series, and trend-setting titles. Listeners can look forward to audio editions of such books as:

  • Audrey L and Audrey W series by Carter Higgins
  • New installments of the Charlie & Mouse series by Laurel Snyder
  • “Only the Best: The Exceptional Life and Fashion of Ann Lowe” by Kate Messner and Margaret E. Powell
  • “Is It Hot in Here (Or Am I Suffering for All Eternity for the Sins I Committed on Earth)?” by Zach Zimmerman
  • “Makeover from Within: Lessons in Hardship, Acceptance, and Self-Discovery” by Ty Hunter

Troy Juliar, Chief Content Officer for RBmedia said, “We are thrilled to be partnering with such a well-established and beloved publisher as Chronicle Books. Chronicle has been in the business of publishing beautiful stories for decades with a distinct and long-standing emphasis on diversity and inclusion. We share this passion, as well as Chronicle’s dedication and commitment to the publishing market, and look forward to bringing their stories to listeners around the world.”

Chronicle Books audiobooks released by RBmedia will be produced and distributed globally under both its flagship publishing brand Recorded Books and its Tantor imprint. Titles will be available for download on Audible, Spotify, iTunes, Google Play, Audiobooks.com, and wherever RBmedia digital audiobooks are sold.



About RBmedia

RBmedia is the largest audiobook publisher in the world. With more than 60,000 exclusive titles, our audiobooks continually dominate key literary awards and bestseller lists. 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. Our titles are available on leading audio platforms, including Audible, Spotify, iTunes, Google Play, Audiobooks.com, OverDrive, Hoopla, and many more. RBmedia is owned by KKR, a leading global investment firm. Find out more at rbmediaglobal.com.


About Chronicle Books

Founded in 1967 in San Francisco, Chronicle Books is one of the world’s most admired publishers and distributors of illustrated books, gifts, and games for all ages. Its highly acclaimed list spans art, photography, food, lifestyle, pop culture, humor, self‐help, wellness, children’s books, and stationery, among other categories. Chronicle is the home of numerous award‐winning authors, bestselling series, and trend‐setting titles. Chronicle Books is committed to partnering with artists and writers who represent the diversity of our world and to maintaining an inclusive and equitable working environment for its employees and business partners. For more information visit www.chroniclebooks.com.