Blackstone Audio Signs Deal with HarperCollins to Distribute Physical Audio Books into Retail Stores and Libraries

Blackstone will serve as the exclusive distributor to retailers of physical audiobooks (CD) for HarperCollins titles formerly released only as digital audiobooks.

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Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Blackstone Audio, Inc.

We are thrilled that Harper has given us the opportunity to expand their amazing catalog’s presence in the physical markets. I’m sure both consumers and libraries will join us in our excitement. — Josh Stanton, President and CEO, Blackstone Audio Inc.

Ashland, OR (PRWEB) November 20, 2013

Blackstone Audio has signed on as a distributor of HarperCollins Publishers audiobooks into retail stores and libraries. Blackstone will serve as the exclusive distributor to retailers of physical audiobooks (CD) for HarperCollins titles formerly released only as digital audiobooks. As part of the agreement, HarperCollins will continue to distribute a selection of its future physical audiobook catalog directly to retailers, and Blackstone will distribute the remainder. Additionally, Blackstone will be a non-exclusive distributor of HarperCollins physical audiobooks to libraries.

Blackstone’s e-commerce site, Downpour.com, already has more than 2,200 HarperCollins titles available for digital download. In the coming months, Blackstone will release HarperCollins digital-only audiobook backlist titles as physical audiobooks, available for sale on the site.

“We are thrilled that Harper has given us the opportunity to expand their amazing catalog’s presence in the physical markets. I’m sure both consumers and libraries will join us in our excitement,” said Josh Stanton, President and CEO, Blackstone Audio Inc.

“We are very excited to work with Blackstone to expand the distribution of our physical audio sales into retail stores and libraries,” said Sean McManus, Director of Audio, HarperCollins Publishers. “It’s a great way to appeal to new audiences and further the reach of our authors’ works.”

ABOUT BLACKSTONE AUDIO, INC.

Blackstone Audio, Inc., is one of the largest audiobook publishers in the world, offering a catalog of over 9,000 audiobook titles and publishing close to 75 new releases a month. Blackstone provides superior content by acclaimed authors and award-winning narrators available on CD, MP3 CD and digital downloads on their retail audiobook site Downpour.com, which also carries audio products from other major publishers and offers thousands of new titles each month.

For more information about this topic or to schedule an interview please contact:
Greg Boguslawski, Head of Wholesale Sales and Merchandising, Phone: 541-488-6035, Ext. 1041
Blackstone Audio, Inc. | Downpour.com

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