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May 26, 2015 14:52 ET

Hachette Audio Titles Will Come to Public Libraries via hoopla digital

NEW YORK, NY and HOLLAND, OH--(Marketwired - May 26, 2015) -  Hachette Audio, a division of the Hachette Book Group, and Midwest Tape / hoopla digital service have announced an agreement to distribute the Hachette audiobooks via hoopla digital.

Some of Hachette Audio's most popular audiobooks come from authors James Patterson, Joel Osteen, Malcolm Gladwell, David Baldacci, JK Rowling, Lemony Snicket, Emma Donoghue, Michael Connelly, David Sedaris, Anita Shreve, Nicholas Sparks, Maria Semple, Preston & Child, David Foster Wallace, Nelson DeMille, Elin Hilderbrand, Brad Meltzer, Joyce Meyer, and Scott Turow.

Hachette Audio is a publisher of a variety of popular genres in audio form, which matches HBG material with talented actors, composers, and producers to find its fullest expression. Their audiobooks are primarily based on material published in print and online by Grand Central Publishing, Little, Brown & Company, FaithWords, Center Street, Orbit, and Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, and have been recognized for the highest quality of content and production with numerous GRAMMY, Audie, Listen Up! and Earphone awards. Unabridged and abridged titles are available on CD and as digital downloads.

hoopla digital was founded in 2013 and has over 330,000 unique titles. It has over 700 library system partners with over 3,500 individual branch locations in the U.S. and Canada. It makes media titles available via hoopla digital's mobile app and online at hoopla was recently profiled in Publishers Weekly, the leading magazine of the book trade and Engadget.

"We're excited to expand our offerings with popular and award-winning audiobooks from Hachette Audio," said Jeff Jankowski, Vice President of Midwest Tape and Founder of hoopla.

"We're pleased to be partnering with hoopla digital, a pioneer in the library space," said Anthony Goff, Publisher and Vice President of Hachette Audio.

About hoopla: hoopla is a category-creating service that partners with public libraries across North America to provide online and mobile access to thousands of movies, eBooks, comics, TV shows, videos, music and audiobooks. With hoopla digital, patrons can borrow, instantly stream and download free dynamic content with a valid library card. All content is accessible via hoopla digital's mobile app and online at hoopla digital is a service of Midwest Tape -- a trusted partner to public libraries for over 25 years.

About Hachette Audio: Hachette Audio titles earned three of the five GRAMMY nominations for Spoken Word productions in 2014, with Stephen Colbert's AMERICA AGAIN winning. In 2015, I AM MALALA, read by Neela Vaswani, was awarded the Grammy for best Children's album. The prestigious honor Audiobook of the Year was awarded by the Audiobook Publishers Association to Hachette Audio three years in a row this decade, for Tina Fey's BOSSYPANTS, LIFE by Keith Richards, and NELSON MANDELA'S FAVORITE AFRICAN FOLKTALES. Since 2000, the excellence and breadth of the Hachette Audio publishing and production program has been recognized with over 200 Audie Award Nominations and 43 wins; 24 GRAMMY nominations and 9 wins; over 60 Listen Up! Awards from Publishers Weekly; and over 150 Earphones Awards from AudioFile Magazine. A variety of genre recognition comes from children's product award programs and prizes like Bouchercon's Anthony Award for Best Audiobook, which Robert Galbraith's THE CUCKOO'S CALLING, read by Robert Glenister, won in 2014.

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