Prince Frederick, MD (PRWEB) June 24, 2014
Recorded Books and The Great Courses announce that they have reached an exclusive agreement for Recorded Books, Inc. to distribute CD and DVD courses to U.S. and Canadian public libraries.
Launching at the Summer ALA conference in Las Vegas, Recorded Books will for the first time offer public libraries the opportunity to order from over 250 of The Great Courses’ most highly rated courses. Recorded Books, Inc. will offer the courses in a standing order program to accommodate library budgets and also offer introductory collections at various price points.
Rich Freese, President and CEO of Recorded Books, said, “The Great Courses has for years been the source of the finest content in the life-long learning and classical education category. Librarians and library patrons know this, which is why we’re thrilled to add it to our catalog of high-demand content.”
“Our mission is to put The Great Courses in the hands of every lifelong learner anytime, anywhere, and we know they definitely know their way around libraries,” said Paul Suijk, CEO of The Great Courses. “Everyone involved with The Great Courses, from the hundreds of professors and the team of producers at the company who create our courses to all of our customers and employees, sees a partnership with public libraries as a natural fit.”
With operations in the U.S., U.K. and Australia, Recorded Books offers more than 13,500 exclusive unabridged audiobooks to the library, school, and retail markets. In addition, Recorded Books offers libraries more than 120,000 eBooks through its proprietary OneClickdigital platform and twelve electronic resources including Zinio for Libraries, a multi-platform distribution service for digital magazines and IndieFlix, a streaming movie service. The company’s U.K. subsidiary, W.F. Howes Ltd., is the leading publisher of audiobooks in the U.K. and a preeminent service provider to libraries in the region.
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, Maryland. For more information, visit http://www.recordedbooks.com.
About The Great Courses
The Great Courses is the nation’s leading developer and marketer of premium quality media for lifelong learning and personal enrichment. Delivered in engaging, expertly produced video and audio (digital streaming, downloads, DVDs and CDs), these carefully crafted courses provide access to a world of knowledge from the most accomplished professors and experts. The content-rich, proprietary library spans nearly 500 titles with over 7,000 hours and 13,000 lectures designed to expand horizons, deepen understanding and foster epiphanies in the arts, science, literature, self-improvement, history, music, philosophy, theology, economics, mathematics, business, professional advancement, personal growth and high school curriculum. Creating unique learning experiences since 1990, The Great Courses is the premier brand of The Teaching Company based in Chantilly, Va. For more information, visit http://www.thegreatcourses.com.
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