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RBmedia signs audiobook deal with award-winning author and TikTok star Alex Aster


“Lightlark,” the first audiobook in the series, follows the story of six rulers competing in a high-stakes grand game on a lush, magical island, with 100 days to break the deadly curses that have plagued their kingdoms for centuries. .

Alex Aster said: “I’m thrilled to continue working with RBmedia on ‘Lightlark’ audiobooks. Audio is such an important part of TikTok, and RBmedia’s innovative marketing, along with the incredible cast of storytellers, make it the perfect home for ‘Lightlark.’ In fact, their first suggestion for the narrator casting was so right that I enthusiastically agreed seconds after listening to the sample. I couldn’t be more excited about it. idea of ​​my audience seeing (or hearing!) everything we work on.”

The Emblem Island author, whose mid-level debut novel “Curse of the Night Witch” was chosen as one of Amazon’s Best Children’s Books of 2020, has become one of the youngest writers top hits on TikTok with over 800,000 followers.

His first “Lightlark” trailer post on TikTok garnered 1.6m views and 350k likes, followed by a Times Square cover reveal for the book with a handset 3m views and 400k love.

Andrea Wollitz, Director of Children’s and Young Adult Publishing at RBmedia, commented: “Alex is a rare and unique talent. Not only is she an incredibly gifted writer, whose captivating and imaginative novels draw both rave reviews and applause from readers, but she is also someone who has clearly demonstrated the undoubted power of BookTok. She has a deep understanding of her audience, readers and fans and takes them with her every step of her writing journey in a natural and engaging way. We’re excited to continue working with Alex to bring his fantastical worlds to life for audio fans everywhere.”

Publishing Director at WF Howes Dominique White added, “‘Lightlark’ is perfect for audio, a dazzling fantasy world filled with romance and dark twists – we can’t wait to introduce Alex Aster to audio fans everywhere.”

“Lightlark” will be available wherever audiobooks are sold in fall 2022, with the sequel to follow. Following a multi-publisher auction, the company secured the audio rights to “Lightlark” from Talia Behrend-WilcoxSenior Director of Subsidiary Rights at Abrams Books.

About RBmedia

RBmedia is the largest audiobook publisher in the world. With nearly 60,000 exclusive titles, our audiobooks continually dominate major literary awards and bestseller lists. The company’s powerful digital retail and library distribution network reaches millions of listeners worldwide, at home, in the car and wherever their mobile devices go. Our titles are available on major audio platforms including Audible, iTunes, Google Play, Audiobooks.com, OverDrive, Hoopla and many more. RBmedia is owned by KKR, a leading global investment firm. For more information, visit rbmediaglobal.com.

About WF Howes

WF Howes Ltd is the UK’s leading audiobook and large print publisher, distributing its content through all major consumer and library providers. The company is known for publishing best-selling authors such as Danielle Steel, Val McDermid, Dan Jones and VE Schwab. WF Howes is the UK subsidiary of RBmedia. For more information visit www.wfhowes.co.uk or email [email protected]

About Saved Books

Recorded Books is RBmedia’s flagship audio brand for best-selling authors and content spanning all high-demand fiction and non-fiction genres. Our exclusive catalog of premium titles, narrated by award-winning actors, includes works by Brandon SandersonJRR Tolkien, Diana Gabaldon, Sarah J Maas, Jenny Han, Jeff Kinney, and many other renowned authors. Since our inception in 1979, we have been a pioneer in the industry and, as a member of RBmedia, we have won thousands of industry accolades including National Book Award, Audiobook of the Year , Booker Prize, Pulitzer Prize, Hugo Prize and many more. After.

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