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Yen Press Announces an Audiobook Partnership with Hachette Audio

Yen Audio

Yen Press has announced a new partnership with Hachette Audio to produce, sell, and distribute digital audiobook editions of select titles. Heading up the program under the Yen Audio label is Publisher and Managing Director Kurt Hassler, who is teaming up with Hachette Audio’s longtime Publisher and SVP Anthony Goff, who negotiated the world rights deal for Hachette Book Group.

Yen Audio will launch four debut titles in Summer and Fall 2021. The first volume of Solo Leveling, a South Korean novel by Chugong originally published online in serial releases and the basis of the bestselling webtoon of the same name, will be the first audiobook in the collaboration, slated for publication July 2021. The second release will take place in August, when the initial volume of the acclaimed light novel series Sword Art Online by author Reki Kawahara is published as a digital audiobook. Voice casting for these titles, as well as for narrators of Fall titles Overlord by Kugane Maruyama and The Saga of Tanya the Evil by Carlo Zen, will be announced soon separately. After these initial releases, it is expected that the Yen/Hachette Audio partnership will release regular seasonal adaptations.

These audiobooks based on Yen Press content will be available wherever downloadable audiobooks are sold, across platforms including Apple Books, Audible, Audiobooks.com, Downpour, Google Books, Libro.fm, Kobo, and more.

TITLEAUTHORISBNUS/CAN DLPEST. RUNRELEASE
SOLO LEVELING, VOL. 1Chugong9781975325886$25.98/$32.989.5 hoursJuly 2021
SWORD ART ONLINE 1: AINCRADReki Kawahara9781975337186$25.98/$32.987.5 hoursAug 2021
OVERLORD, VOL. 1Kugane Maruyama, so-bin9781975337490$25.98/$32.987.5 hoursSep 2021
SOLO LEVELING VOL. 2Chugong9781975325893$25.98/$32.9810 hoursOct 2021
SWORD ART ONLINE 2: AINCRADReki Kawahara9781975337209$25.98/$32.987.5 hoursOct 2021
THE MIRACLES OF THE NAMIYA GENERAL STOREKeigo Higashino9781975338350$25.98/$32.989.5 hoursNov 2021
THE SAGA OF TANYA THE EVIL, VOL. 1Carlo Zen, Shinobu Shinotsuki9781975337452$25.98/$32.9810 hoursNov 2021
OVERLORD, VOL. 2Kugane Maruyama, so-bin9781975338336$25.98/$32.987.5 hoursDec 2021
SWORD ART ONLINE 3: FAIRY DANCEReki Kawahara9781975337216$25.98/$32.987.5 hoursDec 2021
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