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RBMEDIA AND ASMODEE PARTNER TO BRING ACONYTE’S NOVELS TO AUDIO

8 Sep - 2021

Tags from the story: Aconyte Books, Asmodee, RBmedia, Ubisoft.

Assassin’s Creed, Arkham Horror, Watch Dogs, Twilight Imperium, and more audiobooks coming soon

RBmedia, the largest audiobook producer in the world, announced an exclusive partnership with international games company Asmodee, through its publishing arm Aconyte Books. Through this multi-year agreement, the company will add audio editions of Aconyte’s tie-in novels to its industry-leading range of science fiction & fantasy books.

Marc Gascoigne, Aconyte’s publisher, said: “As we prepare for our first birthday, what better way to celebrate than with this partnership with RBmedia to bring our Asmodee and Ubisoft ranges of books to the audio format. Fans of our novels have been requesting audiobooks since we launched, and we’re thoroughly delighted to partner with the leaders in the field.”

Aconyte Books, the publishing division of Asmodee Entertainment, is the go-to partner for tie-in fiction of all the best pop culture brands. Aconyte’s experienced editorial teamwork with a range of authors to create wholly new fictional adventures aimed at both fans and newcomers alike.  As well as adapting the worlds of many of Asmodee’s own tabletop games for their novels, Aconyte also works in partnership with major rights holders, such as Ubisoft, to explore those incredible settings in fiction too.

Notable recent and upcoming releases from Aconyte Books that will be brought to audio as part of this agreement include:

  • Assassin’s Creed: The Ming Storm by Yan Leisheng
  • Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Sword of the White Horse by Elsa Sjunneson
  • Watch Dogs Legion: Day Zero by James Swallow & Josh Reynolds
  • Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Firewall by James Swallow
  • Twilight Imperium: The Fractured Void and The Necropolis Empire by Tim Pratt
  • Arkham Horror: The Last Ritual and Cult of the Spider Queen by S.A. Sidor
  • Pandemic: Patient Zero by Amanda Bridgeman
  • Legend of the Five Rings: The Night Parade of 100 Demons by Marie Brennan

“Asmodee has decades of experience creating the finest gaming properties in the world. Aconyte Books has assembled an incredible slate of stories and world-building epochs conceived from top games and gaming properties,” said Troy Juliar, Chief Content Officer for RBmedia. “We’re grateful to use our audio expertise to partner with them and bring these stories to life. We’re confident we can grow the fanbase on audio and increase participation and enjoyment of these entertaining games.”

Aconyte audiobooks released by RBmedia will be produced and distributed globally under its flagship publishing brand, Recorded Books, and Tantor Audio imprint, RBmedia’s home for tie-in fiction, LitRPG and other digital-forward pop culture genres. Titles will be available for download on Audible, iTunes, Google Play, Audiobooks.com, and wherever RBmedia digital audiobooks are sold.


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