Audiobook Consolidation Continues: RBmedia to Acquire Dreamscape Media

The Audiobook industry is the fastest-growing segment in digital publishing. In 2023, the format generated $2 billion in the United States alone. The industry is in a state of consolidation. Audiobooks.com was sold to Storytel in 2022, and Spotify bought Findaway, one of the largest audiobook distributors. RBMedia has been on a tear, buying smaller companies. Today, RBMedia announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Dreamscape Media; Dreamscape Publishing  produces, and distributes audiobooks in over 60 countries. Dreamscape will become a fundamental RBmedia audiobook division that publishes new and existing titles in the future.

Dreamscape Media releases nearly 1,000 new titles each year. The company has proven its versatility in various genres, including mystery/thriller, romance, and children’s audiobooks. The company’s success is further underscored by its bestselling authors, who have been making waves since its establishment in 2010; it boasts a catalogue of over Jeneva Rose, whose suspense novel “The Perfect Marriage” has sold more than 350,000 audiobooks, and Lisa Jewell, who has 15 titles with the company and has sold nearly 2 million audiobooks.

RBmedia is a premier global audiobook publisher. With more than 70,000 titles, our audiobooks continually top key literary awards and bestseller lists. The company’s robust digital retail and library distribution network reaches millions of listeners around the globe—at home, in the car, and everywhere their mobile devices go. Their titles are available on leading audio platforms, including Audible, Spotify, Apple, Google Play, Audiobooks.com, Storytel, hoopla, OverDrive, and many more.

“The RBmedia and Dreamscape audiobook publishing businesses are highly complementary,” said Sean McManus, President of Dreamscape Media. “We are excited about the potential of bringing together RBmedia’s significant capital and capabilities with Dreamscape’s award-winning catalogue and ongoing publishing.”


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