Recorded Books at a Glance

Recorded Books is the original audiobook company and continues to break new ground in digital content and distribution

Recorded Books is the largest independent producer of audiobooks in the world, with a catalog of more than 35,000 exclusive titles narrated by award-winning actors. In addition to the highest-quality audiobooks, Recorded Books also offers eBooks, magazines, comics, entertainment services, educational offerings, and more.

The company’s RBdigital app also delivers the library industry’s broadest array of digital content services to millions of consumers. Founded in 1979, Recorded Books is an RBmedia company.

Our Story

Headquartered in Prince Frederick, Maryland, Recorded Books was founded in 1979 as an alternative to traditional radio programming.


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We’re looking for the best and brightest. RBmedia is hiring top talent for open positions in numerous locations.


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