Christian Audio announces exclusive publishing with IVP
WESTMONT, IL—InterVarsity Press has announced that it is now an exclusive publishing partner with Christian Audio, a brand of RBmedia, the largest audiobook producer in the world.
IVP and Christian Audio have worked together for more than a decade with over two hundred IVP titles sold in audiobook format through Christian Audio. With this dedicated partnership, Christian Audio will continue to grow IVP’s audiobook publishing program by expanding the depth and breadth of content. Among IVP’s notable titles included in the Christian Audio catalog are The Road Back to You by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile, The Good and Beautiful God by James Bryan Smith and Prayer in the Night by Tish Harrison Warren.
“We’re excited to partner even more closely with Christian Audio and Recorded Books,” said Ellen Hsu, senior rights and contracts manager at IVP. “I’m continually impressed by the quality of their production and the care they put into their relationship with IVP and with IVP authors. We look forward to the ways this partnership will benefit listeners and authors.”
With more than fifty thousand exclusive titles, RBmedia is the largest audiobook producer in the world. Their 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.
A brand of RBmedia, Christian Audio has been around for more than ten years and provides top-quality Christian audiobooks. The site offers a diverse variety of digital audio products for immediate download.
Mark Warner recently joined Christian Audio as the publisher and leader of the Christianaudio.com digital direct business. Warner led the effort to sign this new publishing agreement. In his new role, Mark will acquire all content for Christian Audio; manage relationships with partner publishers, agents, and authors in the Christian market; advance the vision of christianaudio.com; and oversee ways to grow this important RBmedia brand. “Christian Audio is grateful to partner with these publishers to help them participate profitably in this growing audio segment and pursue their publishing mission in the audio format,” said Warner. “Our scale and unique ability to monetize audio allows our partners to serve their authors. We look forward to helping them develop the audio audience for their content.”
Justin Paul Lawrence, IVP’s senior director of sales and marketing, said, “IVP has long seen audio books as an interesting frontier in publishing. We’re seeing a golden age of audio in a variety of formats, and we’re happy to be able to be a small part of it with this new venture.”