W. F. Howes announces eight-book deal with RR Haywood

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W. F. Howes, RBmedia’s UK publishing brand, has acquired the audio rights for the next eight books (Part 22 to Part 29) in RR Haywood’s The Undead series, the UK’s bestselling horror series.

With over four million books sold, and more than 30 Kindle bestsellers to his name and a growing fanbase across the Atlantic, former police officer RR Haywood is one of the UK’s top ten most downloaded indie authors and now a Washington Post bestseller.

The Undead – a terrifying, apocalyptic epic – is a compelling and gritty story driven by strong humour about a deadly zombie epidemic as it spreads around the world, brutally wiping out humanity.

RR Haywood said: “I am thrilled to be working with W. F. Howes again. We formed a really strong bond producing Fiction Land, so it seemed natural to work together on the latest season of episodes in The Undead”

The agreement between RR Haywood and W. F. Howes follows their successful collaboration on the audio edition of his recent novel Fiction Land, which became one of the publisher’s top-ranking titles for 2023.

The titles will be published under the company’s award-winning Quest imprint, and fan favourite Joe Jameson— who has voiced the series for the last ten books has been cast once again as narrator.

The World English language audio rights for the eight titles were acquired directly from the author by W. F. Howes’ Senior Acquisitions Editor, Craig Thomson. He added: “RR Haywood is one of the finest science fiction and horror writers out there at the moment. Following the success of his brilliant Fiction Land audiobook, we couldn’t be happier to have scooped the next eight books in this hugely popular series, and we can’t wait to get Joe in the studio and start recording Part 22, which is due out this summer.”


About W. F. Howes
W. F. Howes Ltd is the U.K.’s leading audiobook and large-print publisher, distributing its content through all leading consumer and library vendors. The company is known for publishing bestselling authors such as Danielle Steel, Val McDermid, Dan Jones and V. E. Schwab. W.F. Howes is the U.K. subsidiary of RBmedia. For more information visit www.wfhowes.co.uk or email [email protected].

About RBmedia
RBmedia is the largest audiobook publisher in the world. With more than 70,000 titles, our audiobooks continually top 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 AudibleSpotifyAppleGoogle PlayAudiobooks.com, StorytelOverDriveHoopla, and many more. RBmedia is owned by H.I.G. Capital and Francisco Partners. Find out more at rbmediaglobal.com.