NASHVILLE, TN – Ingram Content Group Inc. and Recorded Books, a premier publisher and distributor of spoken word audio, today announced a content distribution agreement that will create the most comprehensive e-audio solution available to the market today.
Recorded Books is an established and well-known publisher and distributor dedicated to creating and delivering the finest audio products on the market. The collaboration between Ingram Content Group and Recorded Books will provide publishers with access to a substantially larger audience of audio book purchasers. Libraries will have access to a significant and broader selection of titles for their patrons through Recorded Books' OneClickdigital platform.
"Ingram Content Group and Recorded Books share a common commitment to create the next generation of audiobook solutions," said David "Skip" Prichard, President & CEO, Ingram Content Group. "Digital audiobooks have rapidly gained in popularity over the last few years due to the widespread availability of devices and the convenience. We are thrilled to collaborate with audiobook leader Recorded Books to expand the availability of e-audio to listeners worldwide while simultaneously helping publishers and libraries deliver more content to more readers in more formats."
Ingram's enhanced audio offering will combine the award-winning Recorded Books' library of titles with tens of thousands of bestsellers, mysteries, histories, nonfiction and children's titles in multiple languages with Ingram's e-audio inventory as well as select publisher e-audio content stored in CoreSource, Ingram's digital asset management platform.
"The launch of our OneClickdigital platform is a great milestone for Recorded Books. This agreement with Ingram will ensure that more libraries and their patrons will have access to the finest audio products delivered through our state-of-the-art platform," said Scott Williams, President, Recorded Books, LLC.
Ingram Content Group's enhanced e-audio offering will be available in the second quarter of 2011.
About Recorded Books
Recorded Books produces and distributes unabridged audiobooks and other audio products direct to public, university, and school libraries, on CD, cassette, Playaway, MP3 CD, and in downloadable formats. Over 10,000 titles are available for adults, children and young adults in English and Spanish languages narrated by professional award-winning actors. Recorded Books, LLC is a division of Haights Cross Communications. Haights Cross is a rapidly growing specialty publishing company focused on professional and supplemental education markets. For more information visit www.recordedbooks.com
Ingram Content Group Inc. provides a broad range of physical and digital services to the book industry. Ingram's operating units are Ingram Book Company, Lightning Source Inc., Ingram Digital, Vital Source Technologies, Inc., Ingram Periodicals Inc., Ingram International Inc., Ingram Library Services Inc., Spring Arbor Distributors Inc., Ingram Publisher Services Inc., Tennessee Book Company LLC, and Coutts Information Services. For more information, visit www.ingramcontent.com