278: How RBmedia and AudioBooks.com Are Taking Center-Stage in Spoken Audio & Digital Media Distribution Tech
RBmedia, a new global powerhouse taking center-stage in spoken audio & digital media distribution tech. They produce a vast array of exclusive titles and deliver, through their technology platform, over 700k digital content titles in total – ranging from audiobooks to online learning to entertainment and much more.
Many believe that audio books to be the fastest growing segment in publishing, valued at almost $3 billion annually. RBmedia is the largest audio book publisher in the world. RBmedia’s tech platform also supports mobile devices of all types including smartphones, smartwatches, in-car systems, etc.
The tech giant currently reaches millions of consumers across 38 countries directly through the Audiobooks.com platform serving 10,000+ libraries, and via consumer digital resellers like Amazon’s Audible®. Audiobooks.com provides the first on-demand streaming and downloadable service for audiobooks, delivering access on any Internet-enabled smartphone or PC, including Apple iPhones and iPads and Android smartphones or tablet devices.
The company is the first and only provider of Cloud Bookmarking, its proprietary technology that synchronizes users’ last listened to bookmark position across all devices. I invited Audiobooks.com CEO Ian Small onto the show to find out more about what the future has in store for distraction entertainment.
An innovative and high-performance executive with over 10 years of leadership experience in the audiobook industry, Ian Small is heavily focussed on delivering high-end consumer experiences while nurturing a corporate culture that fosters innovation, creativity, and a standard of excellence.
Armed with a passion for technology and all forms of entertainment. Small proudly declares that he doesn’t read books anymore, he listens to them. Despite spending the majority of his professional career at Audiobooks.com (and Simply Audiobooks) he still considers it a privilege to spend each day working with an excellent team where they continuously push both themselves and service to new heights.