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Recorded Books is RBmedia’s flagship audio brand for bestselling authors
and major fiction and nonfiction content

Where to Find

Looking for digital audiobooks?

Discover thousands of exclusive audiobook titles published by Recorded Books and distributed to millions by every leading digital retailer and major library platform.

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Looking for audiobooks on CD?

As of Oct. 1, 2020, Blackstone Publishing will manufacture, sell, and distribute audiobook CDs published by Recorded Books. Libraries can order CDs and replacements here.

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Looking for help with RBdigital?

OverDrive has acquired the RBdigital platform. Libraries and patrons who need support for RBdigital can contact OverDrive for more information.

How We Distribute

We have the broadest distribution network in the business. Our key partnerships with all major
digital distribution outlets mean Recorded Books’ premier audiobooks reach
everyone… everywhere.

Digital Retailers

Library & School Platforms


Digital Retailers

As an RBmedia audio brand, the Recorded Books 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.

  • J.R.R Tolkien
  • Danielle Steel
  • Brandon Sanderson
  • Pierce Brown
  • C.J. Box
  • Diana Gabaldon
  • William Kent Krueger
  • 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
Recorded Books is the original audiobook company

Recorded Books at a Glance

Headquartered in Prince Frederick, MD, Recorded Books was founded in 1979 as an alternative to traditional radio programming. As the original audiobook company, with a proven track record of the highest-quality productions and narrators, we know what it takes to make a great audiobook recording.

      • We use award-winning narrators, actors, and directors at our professional studios in New York and Connecticut.
      • Our exclusive catalog of premium titles, narrated by award-winning actors, includes works by Danielle Steel, J.R.R. Tolkien, Jeff Kinney, Charlaine Harris, Alexander McCall Smith, and many other leading authors.
      • Our content spans all high-demand fiction and nonfiction genres, including romance, business, comedy, education, mystery, sci-fi/fantasy, biography, classics, and children’s titles.
      • Since our founding in 1979, we’ve achieved thousands of industry honors, including the National Book Award, Audiobook of the Year, Golden Voice, AudioFile Earphones, Cybils, Voice Arts, Youth Media, and Audie awards.

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