Landover, MD and Nottingham, UK -- 8 September 2021. RBmedia, the largest audiobook producer in the world, today announced an exclusive partnership with international games company Asmodee, through its publishing arm Aconyte Books. Through this multi-year agreement, the company will add audio editions of Aconyte's tie-in novels to its industry-leading range of science fiction & fantasy books.
Marc Gascoigne, Aconyte's publisher, said: "As we prepare for our first birthday, what better way to celebrate than with this partnership with RBmedia to bring our Asmodee and Ubisoft ranges of books to the audio format. Fans of our novels have been requesting audiobooks since we launched, and we're thoroughly delighted to partner with the leaders in the field."
Aconyte Books, the publishing division of Asmodee Entertainment, is the go-to partner for tie-in fiction of all the best pop culture brands. Aconyte's experienced editorial team work with a range of authors to create wholly new fictional adventures aimed at both fans and newcomers alike. As well as adapting the worlds of many of Asmodee's own tabletop games for their novels, Aconyte also works in partnership with major rights holders, such as Ubisoft, to explore those incredible settings in fiction too.
Notable recent and upcoming releases from Aconyte Books that will be brought to audio as part of this agreement include:
- Assassin's Creed: The Ming Storm by Yan Leisheng
- Assassin's Creed Valhalla: Sword of the White Horse by Elsa Sjunneson
- Watch Dogs Legion: Day Zero by James Swallow & Josh Reynolds
- Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Firewall by James Swallow
- Twilight Imperium: The Fractured Void and The Necropolis Empire by Tim Pratt
- Arkham Horror: The Last Ritual and Cult of the Spider Queen by S.A. Sidor
- Pandemic: Patient Zero by Amanda Bridgeman
- Legend of the Five Rings: The Night Parade of 100 Demons by Marie Brennan
"Asmodee has decades of experience creating the finest gaming properties in the world. Aconyte Books has assembled an incredible slate of stories and world-building epochs conceived from top games and gaming properties," said Troy Juliar, Chief Content Officer for RBmedia. "We're grateful to use our audio expertise to partner with them and bring these stories to life. We're confident we can grow the fanbase on audio and increase participation and enjoyment of these entertaining games."
Aconyte audiobooks released by RBmedia will be produced and distributed globally under its flagship publishing brand, Recorded Books, and Tantor Audio imprint, RBmedia's home for tie-in fiction, LitRPG and other digital-forward pop culture genres. Titles will be available for download on Audible, iTunes, Google Play, Audiobooks.com, and wherever RBmedia digital audiobooks are sold.
RBmedia is the largest audiobook producer in the world. With more than 50,000 exclusive titles, our audiobooks continually dominate 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 Audible, iTunes, Google Play, Audiobooks.com, OverDrive, Hoopla, and many more. RBmedia is owned by KKR, a leading global investment firm. Find out more at rbmediaglobal.com
About Aconyte & Asmodee Entertainment
Aconyte Books is the novel publishing house of Asmodee Entertainment, a platform of the Asmodee publishing and distribution group. Its mission is to extend the intellectual properties of Asmodee to novels and comics, television and film, entertainment and consumer products, in close collaboration with Asmodee Boardgames and Asmodee Digital. In addition to novels from the worlds of Asmodee's many games, Aconyte is also expanding its catalog with key partnerships, including several collections of novels from the worlds of Marvel comics and Ubisoft video games. Learn more at aconytebooks.com and asmodee-entertainment.biz
The Asmodee group is a global player in the publishing and distribution of board games. Asmodee aims to tell extraordinary stories through great games that have sold tens of millions of copies in more than 50 countries. Through our portfolio of world famous titles including Catan, Ticket to Ride, Pandemic, Arkham Horror, Splendor, Dobble/Spot it! and Star Wars: X-Wing, we're creating a cross-media experience for gamers across multiple content and experience platforms, both physical and digital. Asmodee also creates inspiring and innovative products in partnership with leading players in entertainment and technology. Asmodee operates in Europe, North America, South America and Asia with its headquarters in Guyancourt, France. For more information please visit corporate.asmodee.com
Assassin's Creed, Watch Dogs, and Ubisoft are registered or unregistered trademarks of Ubisoft Entertainment in the US and/or other countries. © 2021 Ubisoft Entertainment. All rights reserved. Arkham Horror, Legend of the Five Rings and Twilight Imperium are trademarks of Asmodee Group or its affiliates.