The UK’s leading audiobook publisher
25 Years of Audiobook Excellence in the UK
W. F. Howes is the UK’s leading audiobook publisher and an international publishing brand of RBmedia, the largest audiobook publisher in the world. The brand distributes its catalog of thousands of titles—including bestsellers, award-winners, and originals—through all leading consumer and library vendors.
The brand publishes audiobooks under a number of imprints, including W. F. Howes, Quest, Ukemi Audiobooks, and Dharma Audiobooks.
Established for over 25 years, W. F. Howes has a wealth of history and experience in working with some of the world’s bestselling and most prestigious authors. We distribute our audio catalog of thousands of titles through all leading retailers and library platforms.
Quest is a leader in ‘Digital First’ audio publishing, featuring audiobooks of the most popular eBook titles from both traditional and independent authors. Started over 5 years ago, Quest is home to bestselling authors, including Mark Dawson, Nick Louth, David Blake, Kerry Barnes, and V. E. Schwab.
Ukemi Audiobooks produces previously unavailable fiction and nonfiction classics, ranging from ancient Greek, Roman, and Latin texts to 20th-century classics. Dharma Audiobooks, a sub-imprint under Ukemi, specializes in Buddhist recordings and features some of the leading teachers and writers.
How we distribute
We have the broadest distribution network in the business. Our key partnerships with all major digital distribution outlets mean W. F. Howes premier audiobooks reach
RBmedia today announced the acquisition of Berrett-Koehler’s audiobook publishing business, which includes its catalog of previously published titles, as well as a multi-year agreement to become the exclusive audio publisher for Berrett-Koehler’s new titles beginning in 2024.
RBmedia, the largest audiobook publisher in the world, today announced continued momentum and another year of record-breaking growth. The company entered new strategic partnerships, published more titles than ever before, and produced audiobooks for numerous New York Times bestsellers and literary award winners.
In addition to being the first pick of 2024, “The Waters” represents another first for the club, as Jenna pointed out: “It’s set in the magical mystical lands of rural Michigan. We’ve never chosen a book set there.” “It is about a matriarch and healer and what happens when one of her three daughters brings home a baby.
As an RBmedia audio brand, the W. F. Howes distribution network includes every leading digital retailer in the business and reaches millions of listeners around the globe.
Library & School Platforms
Our key partnerships with all of the leading library platforms make it easier than ever for libraries to build, manage, and share a collection of popular digital content with their patrons.
Authors & Agents
We know what it takes to make a great audiobook recording. And you’ll be in great company with thousands of bestselling authors who have chosen RBmedia as their audiobook partner.
- Marian Keyes
- Julia Quinn
- Val McDermid
- V. E. Schwab
- Hilary Mantel
- Nick Louth
- Mark Dawson
- Danielle Steel
- Anthony Horowitz
- Cassandra Clare
- Pierce Brown
- C. J. Box
- William Kent Krueger
- J.R.R. Tolkien
- Brandon Sanderson
- Diana Gabaldon
- Christine Feehan
- Joanne Fluke
- Donna Leon
- Jeff Kinney
- Dannika Dark
- Jude Deveraux
- Jayne Ann Krentz (Amanda Quick)
- Kristan Higgins
- Alison Weir
- Anne Perry
- James S. A. Corey
- Alexander McCall Smith
- Robyn Carr
- Charlaine Harris
- Linda Lael Miller
- Sherrilyn Kenyon
- Sabrina Jeffries
- Fern Michaels
- Laurie R. King
- Francine Rivers
- David Ignatius
- Carl Weber
- Benedict Jacka
- And many more
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W. F. Howes at a Glance
W. F. Howes is the UK’s leading audiobook publisher and an international publishing brand of RBmedia, the largest audiobook publisher in the world.
- Established for over 25 years, W. F. Howes has a wealth of history and
- W. F. Howes’ catalog of thousands of titles is distributed through all leading
consumer and library vendors
- The brand publishes audiobooks under a number of imprints, including W. F. Howes, Quest, Ukemi Audiobooks, and Dharma Audiobooks
- W. F. Howes publishes award-winners, bestsellers, and originals, including Notorious by Raphael Rowe, the Wolf Hall Trilogy by Hilary Mantel, The World’s Strongest Audiobook by Eddie ‘The Beast’ Hall, and the Bridgerton series by Julia Quinn
- W. F. Howes works with some of the world’s bestselling and most prestigious
authors, such as Diana Gabaldon, Val McDermid, Dan Jones, V. E. Schwab,
and Danielle Steel