Blackstone Audio has struck a deal with HarperCollins to distribute physical editions of audiobooks that Harper has to date only released as digital audiobooks. As part of the agreement, HarperCollins will continue to distribute a selection of its future physical audiobook list directly to retailers and Blackstone will distribute the remainder to its retail accounts. In addition, Blackstone will be a non-exclusive distributor of HarperCollins physical audiobooks to libraries.
Blackstone's e-commerce site, Downpour.com, already has more than 2,200 HarperCollins titles available for digital download. In the coming months, Blackstone will release HarperCollins digital-only audiobook backlist titles as physical audiobooks, available for sale on the site.
"We are very excited to work with Blackstone to expand the distribution of our physical audio sales into retail stores and libraries." said Sean McManus, director of audio, HarperCollins.