Yen Press Announces an Audiobook Partnership with Hachette 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.
|TITLE||AUTHOR||ISBN||US/CAN DLP||EST. RUN||RELEASE|
|SOLO LEVELING, VOL. 1||Chugong||9781975325886||$25.98/$32.98||9.5 hours||July 2021|
|SWORD ART ONLINE 1: AINCRAD||Reki Kawahara||9781975337186||$25.98/$32.98||7.5 hours||Aug 2021|
|OVERLORD, VOL. 1||Kugane Maruyama, so-bin||9781975337490||$25.98/$32.98||7.5 hours||Sep 2021|
|SOLO LEVELING VOL. 2||Chugong||9781975325893||$25.98/$32.98||10 hours||Oct 2021|
|SWORD ART ONLINE 2: AINCRAD||Reki Kawahara||9781975337209||$25.98/$32.98||7.5 hours||Oct 2021|
|THE MIRACLES OF THE NAMIYA GENERAL STORE||Keigo Higashino||9781975338350||$25.98/$32.98||9.5 hours||Nov 2021|
|THE SAGA OF TANYA THE EVIL, VOL. 1||Carlo Zen, Shinobu Shinotsuki||9781975337452||$25.98/$32.98||10 hours||Nov 2021|
|OVERLORD, VOL. 2||Kugane Maruyama, so-bin||9781975338336||$25.98/$32.98||7.5 hours||Dec 2021|
|SWORD ART ONLINE 3: FAIRY DANCE||Reki Kawahara||9781975337216||$25.98/$32.98||7.5 hours||Dec 2021|