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Become a Recorded Books Partner Today

Why partner with us?

  • We provide a rapid, low cost path for distribution of your content or service to the lucrative public library market in the US and worldwide.
  • Our secure digital technology platform is designed to quickly integrate with your content.
  • RBmedia’s industry-leading sales and marketing engine will enable rapid growth of your content in the library market.
  • RBmedia is powered by KKR, a leading global investment firm.

Our RBdigital platform provides a balanced business model that enables consumer service providers to increase their subscriber base without a large investment in sales and marketing.

Institutional libraries offer a unique opportunity for content and service providers.

  • $2B in materials budgets available 

  • 9,200 buying entities in the US and an additional 2,400 worldwide 

  • Rapid growth in placements of digital services in the market in the past five years 

    • Audiobooks, eBooks, magazines, comics, entertainment services, educational offerings, health and wellness, and more

  • Double-digit spending on digital services is expected to continue for years to come as libraries transition from physical media to digital media

The RBdigital platform is a gateway to your success in the library market.

  • Specializing in delivering high-value, consumer-oriented publishing, entertainment, and educational resources to the public library market
  • RBdigital provides libraries with all of the tools they need to integrate our services into their system, such as:
    • Patron Authentication
    • Account Management
    • Reporting
    • Marketing
  • Authenticated users are easily passed through to existing consumer platforms

Partner Success Story with Zinio 

Recorded Books partnered with Zinio to exclusively provide digital magazines to the library market. Zinio for Libraries launched in 2012 and pre‐sales amounted to seven‐figure revenues. Within three years, Zinio library sales surpassed consumer sales.

Today, Zinio is an eight‐figure revenue business worldwide. Zinio for Libraries (now RBdigital Magazines) is the world’s leading digital magazine service for libraries, with 75% of North American libraries offering RBdigital Magazines to their patrons, and availability in 39 countries and counting.

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