11 January 2018

W.F.Howes gains exclusive rights to bring Fire and Fury audiobook to libraries in the UK and Commonwealth

In brief:

  • W.F.Howes acquires UK and Commonwealth audiobook rights for the White House global bestseller Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff from Little, Brown.
  • Fast-tracked production will enable delivery to hundreds of library authorities and be available for libraries to loan on 15th January.
  • Global book sales of the Trump exposé have already topped one million in a week.

Leicester, UK, 11th January 2018 – W.F.Howes Ltd, an RBmedia company and the UK’s leading publisher of audiobooks has acquired the exclusive UK/Commonwealth rights to publish Fire and Fury, the Trump exposé bestseller, in audiobook and retail CD formats. W.F.Howes will be fast-tracking the spoken audio release to hundreds of libraries so this in-demand format will be available on 15th January to members throughout the UK.

Following the phenomenal global response to the early release of Michael Wolff’s inside account of life in the White House, W.F.Howes moved quickly to acquire exclusive audiobook rights. Initial demand for this book has been dramatic, with over a million sales in print in under a week. W.F.Howes’s edition of this audiobook is available for consumers to purchase now at www.wholestoryaudiobooks.co.uk.

Dominic White, Head of Publishing and Commerce, at W.F.Howes comments: “I’m thrilled that we are able to deliver Fire and Fury so quickly to help libraries meet the huge demand for this audiobook. Now library members can access this global bestseller in their preferred choice of format. Demand for audiobooks continues to experience explosive growth in the global market.”

Library authorities can purchase Fire and Fury now via the W.F.Howes website at www.wfhowes.co.uk.

About W.F.Howes

W.F.Howes Ltd, an RBmedia company, is the UK’s leading audiobook, digital services and large print publisher, releasing around 60 new unabridged audiobooks every month under several imprints.

The publisher’s digital arm provides eAudiobook, eBook and digital magazine lending to the library market through the RBdigital platform, alongside several other platforms specialising in same-day newspapers, adult learning and language tutorial programs. For more information, visit www.wfhowes.co.uk or email info@wfhowes.co.uk.

About RBmedia

RBmedia is a global leader in spoken audio content and digital media distribution technology, reaching millions of consumers at home, in the car, and wherever their mobile devices take them. RBmedia produces exclusive titles and delivers the finest digital content, including audiobooks, educational courses, entertainment titles and much more.

Headquartered in Landover, Maryland, RBmedia comprises an ever-expanding group of the best brands in spoken audio content and digital media distribution technology. Find out more at www.rbmediaglobal.com.

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