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01 May 2018

Leicester, UK 1st May 2018—W.F.Howes Ltd, an RBmedia company, has acquired the exclusive UK and Commonwealth rights to publish three audiobooks from internationally bestselling husband-and-wife crime-writing team Nicci Gerrard and Sean French. Under the pen name Nicci French, the couple ranks among the world’s leading crime fiction authors, and their award-winning novels of psychological suspense have sold more than eight million copies globally.

Following strong sales of Nicci French’s previous audiobooks, W.F.Howes’ Senior Acquisitions Editor, Laura Smith, recently acquired the audiobooks rights to these three new books. The first audiobook in the deal, The Lying Room, is scheduled for publication in October 2019, which will coincide with the release of the print edition. 

According to the authors:

“We're passionate about audiobooks—both as writers and listeners. We've been so pleased by our association with W.F.Howes over the years and what they've done for our books. We're very excited that it's going to continue.”

Photo credit Mark Read

W.F.Howes previously published six other audiobooks from Nicci French, including titles from the acclaimed Frieda Klein series. The latest audiobook in the series, The Day of the Dead, is set to release on 12th July 2018 in CD and digital formats. W.F. Howes markets this series through both libraries and direct to consumers.

About W.F.Howes

W. F. Howes Ltd is the UK’s leading audiobook, digital services, and large-print publisher, releasing about 76 new unabridged audiobooks every month. The company’s digital arm provides audiobook and eBook lending to the library market through the RBdigital platform, alongside several other platforms specializing in same-day newspapers and magazines, adult learning and language tutorial programs. W. F. Howes also publishes large-print books, including contemporary titles, popular genre fiction, prize-winners, and gripping non-fiction.
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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