Who We Are

Kalorama Audio is a leading publisher for politics and policy audio

Kalorama Audio is an imprint of RBmedia, a global leader in spoken word audio content and digital media distribution technology. Headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area, Kalorama Audio is developing partnerships with journalists, authors, and commentators who are writing about politics, policy initiatives, and public discourse.

Extensive catalog of exclusive titles

Notable recent and upcoming audiobook releases include The Great Alignment by Alan I. Abramowitz,
The Corrosion of Conservatism by Max Boot, Shortest Way Home by Pete Buttigieg, The Land of Flickering Lights
by Michael Bennet, Eyes in the Sky by Arthur Holland Michel, The Conscience of a Conservative by Barry Goldwater,
Dealing Death and Drugs by Beto O’Rourke, and Information Wars by Richard Stengel.

RBmedia is aggressively pursuing and acquiring the rights to additional high-profile titles and authors
in the politics and policy genre.

Agents representing authors in this genre are encouraged to contact us with proposals.

Audiobooks experience seven years of explosive growth

Audiobook sales continued its seven-year trend of double-digit growth, according to the Audio Publishers Association,
and the Association of American Publishers reports that digital audiobooks grew by 36 percent between
the first halves of 2017 and 2018. Moreover, in 2019, 50% of Americans age 12 and up listened to an audiobook,
up from 44% in 2018, according to Edison Research and Triton Digital.

Dramatic upswing in interest in politics and policy content

According to The NBD Group, politics and policy book sales rose 32% in 2018, and experts predict an
explosion of audio content around politics and policy leading up to the next presidential election and beyond.
The heightened interest created by the current dynamic political landscape provides an unprecedented
publishing opportunity for journalists, authors and commentators.

Explosive growth of
audio + politics and policy content = Kalorama Audio

Available anytime, anyplace

RBmedia’s global digital distribution network mean that Kalorama Audio titles are readily
available to consumers in all markets.

The company’s channels span direct-to-consumer provider Audiobooks.com, thousands of global library partners via RBdigital, and third-party distribution partners like Amazon’s Audible, Google Play,
Apple iTunes, and many others.

Direct-to-Consumer Platform


Library Platform


Third-Party Distribution Partners

Kalorama Audio in the News

Leading Audiobook Publisher Establishes New Politics and Policy Imprint, Kalorama Audio

 Landover, MD, July 23, 2019—RBmedia, the largest independent audiobook producer in the world,
today announced a new imprint, Kalorama Audio, which will publish audiobooks and other digital audio content,
including audio originals and podcasts, focused on politics and policy…

RBmedia is a global leader in spoken audio content and digital media distribution technology

Access RBmedia content from your library with the free RBdigital app

With RBdigital, libraries can deliver easy access to a vast array of audiobooks, eBooks, magazines, movies and more engaging digital content – all in one easy-to-use app.

Consumers can listen on the go with Audiobooks.com

Audiobooks.com is an industry-leading subscription service that delivers streaming
and download access to over 100,000 titles.

Contact Us

Agents representing authors in this genre are encouraged to contact us with proposals.

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