Audiobook publisher Tantor Media September 14 revealed that it is expanding its offering to include fiction/nonfiction print and ebooks beginning this fall. Tantor’s first print title, releasing September 18, is the zombie horror story Flu by Wayne Simmons, which will be followed by the sequel, Fever, on October 16. TOMY and the Planet of Lies, the first work of by Erich von Daniken of Chariots of the Gods fame, will debut October 30. Tantor’s first nonfiction work, Sinatra and Me: The Very Good Years by Tony Consiglio as told to Franz Douskey, will be released November 13. Also in November, Tantor will market print and ebook versions of Bruce Page’s UK bestseller, The Murdoch Archipelago.
CEO Kevin Colebank believes that expansion in an industry that is going through many dynamic changes is a good strategic move: “We now will provide a complete selection of content options for today’s consumer: audiobooks, e-books, and print. We will publish books that have been our strength over the last few years in audio—genre fiction like paranormal, romance, horror, and thrillers,” he said.
Ron Formica, Tantor’s director of Rights and Acquisitions, added that, “the attractive part of our new program is that all of our original books will be published not only in print and ebook editions but as audiobooks as well.”
The print/electronic line will feature about one book per month released simultaneously as an ebook and audiobook.