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RBmedia Buys the Audiobook Publishing Business of McGraw Hill Professional

RBmedia acquired the audiobook publishing business of McGraw Hill Professional. The sale includes its back catalog of titles along with a multiyear agreement for RBmedia to become the exclusive audio publisher for all new titles, which cover the business, lifestyle, and technical fields, among others. The audiobooks will be available for download via Audible, iTunes, Google Play, and more.

“Leveraging RBmedia’s unique abilities in spoken audio will help us reach business and trade professionals and all those striving to advance their education or careers,” says Scott Grillo, president of McGraw Hill Professional. “RBmedia creates exceptional audio productions that serve our authors well and will help them monetize audio rights at a high level. Our publishing program will be stronger because of this unique collaboration.”

This acquisition “adds to our existing strength in business audio and establishes RBmedia as a valued partner for publishers and authors in this important category,” says Troy Juliar, RBmedia’s chief content officer. “We look forward to growing the audio audience for McGraw Hill Professional’s content and its talented authors.”

For more information, read the press release.

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