Recorded Books is RBmedia’s flagship audio brand for bestselling authors and content
Where to Find
Looking for digital audiobooks?
Discover thousands of audiobook titles published by Recorded Books and distributed to millions by every leading digital retailer and major library platform.
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.
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
RBmedia today announced the upcoming release of “The Narrow Road Between Desires” audiobook by #1 New York Times bestselling phenomenon Patrick Rothfuss. Set in the wildly popular Kingkiller Chronicle universe, the novella is a standalone story that delves deeper into the Kingkiller series companion tale “The Lightning Tree.”
Francisco Partners, a leading global investment firm, specializing in technology and media-focused businesses, announced today that it has partnered with H.I.G. Capital and RBmedia’s management to complete the acquisition of RBmedia from KKR.
Leading global investment firms KKR and H.I.G. Capital (“H.I.G.”) announced that an affiliate of H.I.G. will acquire RBmedia and support its next phase of growth and development. RBmedia is the leading audiobook publisher in the world with a powerful digital distribution network that reaches millions of listeners around the globe.
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 publisher
Recorded Books at a Glance
Headquartered in Landover, MD, Recorded Books was founded in 1979 as an alternative to traditional radio programming. As the original audiobook publisher, with a proven track record of the highest-quality productions and voice actors, we know what it takes to make a great audiobook recording.
- We use award-winning voice 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.