New York, NY
Workman Publishing announces the sale of its audiobook imprint, HighBridge Audio, to Recorded Books Inc., a leading audiobook and digital content provider, effective May 1, 2014.
The transaction extends Recorded Books’ list while providing a formidable new home for the HighBridge family of authors.
Workman will continue to distribute the HighBridge list. Algonquin Books, Workman’s literary fiction and narrative non-fiction imprint, will continue to license audio rights of select titles to HighBridge.
“Our affiliation with HighBridge has been exceptional, but it became clear as we looked to the future that Workman should be investing its energy in its core strengths. Along with the other Workman imprints, we will produce and publish the best and most exciting books and content in the markets where we excel,” said Carolan Workman.
About Workman Publishing
Workman Publishing Company has been producing award-winning calendars, cookbooks, parenting guides, and children’s titles, as well as gardening, humor, self-help, and business books, since 1968. From our What to Expect® pregnancy and parenting series and Page-A-Day® Calendars to the iconic 1,000 Places to See Before You Die and Brain Quest® children’s products, our wide range of high-quality non-fiction titles and products inspire, educate, and entertain readers around the globe.
The Workman Publishing Company also includes Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, Artisan Books, Storey Publishing, Timber Press, Black Dog & Leventhal, and The Experiment, providing unrivaled works of fiction and nonfiction, including Sara Gruen’s Water for Elephants, artisanal cookbooks by celebrity chef Thomas Keller, Theodore Gray’s bestselling science books, and more.
About Recorded Books
Recorded Books is the largest independent publisher of unabridged audiobooks and provider of digital content to the library, school, and retail markets. The Company owns an exclusive catalog of over 13,500 audiobook titles narrated by professional, award-winning actors. Recorded Books provides digital audiobooks and eBooks to libraries through its proprietary OneClickdigital platform, as well as electronic resources, including digital magazines and films, through its proprietary RBdigital Gateway platform. The Company was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Prince Frederick, MD. Recorded Books is a portfolio company of a fund managed by Wasserstein & Co., LP. For more information, visit www.recordedbooks.com.