Bookwire and John Marshall Media Forge Strategic Partnership in U.S. Audiobook Distribution

Frankfurt, February 20, 2024  – Bookwire, the leading global provider of digital services for publishers, and John Marshall Media (JMM), a premier producer of audiobooks with over three decades of industry excellence, proudly announce a new partnership. This collaboration marks a significant milestone in the evolution of the U.S. audiobook distribution, combining Bookwire's cutting-edge technology with JMM's unparalleled expertise to revolutionize the landscape of audiobook production and distribution in the United States.

For over 30 years, John Marshall Media has been at the forefront of the audiobook industry, crafting over 20,000 of the world’s best-selling audiobooks including multiple GRAMMY winners including Harry Potter. Renowned for their commitment to excellence, JMM is dedicated to ensuring that audiobooks produced under their banner meet the highest standards demanded by their Big 5 clients and discerning independent publishers and authors. 

"At JMM, we pride ourselves on delivering audiobooks that not only meet but exceed the expectations of our clients and listeners alike," says Kevin Stillwell, Head of Indie Publishing & Distribution at John Marshall Media. "Our partnership with Bookwire represents an exciting opportunity to further enhance our distribution capabilities, providing independent publishers and authors with access to a comprehensive suite of services tailored to optimize their audiobook production and reach."

Bookwire's state-of-the-art distribution platform Bookwire OS empowers publishers to seamlessly deliver audiobooks to a diverse array of global sales partners, maximizing reach and profitability. Through this partnership, JMM will leverage Bookwire's innovative technology to enhance metadata optimization, and expand distribution channels, ensuring that audiobooks reach audiences far and wide while maximizing efficiency gains from our Bookwire OS platform.

"We are thrilled to join forces with John Marshall Media to revolutionize the audiobook landscape in the United States," says Brittyne Lewis, Country Manager of the US at Bookwire. "By combining Bookwire's cutting-edge technology with JMM's unrivaled expertise, we are poised to unlock new opportunities for publishers and authors, empowering them to connect with audiences on a global scale."

Videl Bar-Kar, Vice President Audio at Bookwire, adds: "As the audiobook market continues to experience rapid growth, particularly in the United States, it's crucial for publishers to leverage innovative solutions to capitalize on this trend and reach new listeners.  At Bookwire, our mission is to empower publishers to thrive in this dynamic landscape.  Our partnership with John Marshall Media signifies our commitment to supporting US publishers in maximizing their opportunities in the booming audiobook market."  

As Bookwire and John Marshall Media embark on this transformative partnership, both companies remain committed to empowering publishers and authors with the tools and resources they need to thrive in an ever-evolving digital landscape. By harnessing the power of technology and innovation, they aim to elevate the audiobook experience for listeners around the world.



About Bookwire & “Bookwire OS – One Solution”
Bookwire GmbH was founded in Frankfurt in 2010 as a service provider for publisher distribution of eBooks and digital content. It has since become one of the leading international businesses in digital publishing technology. Bookwire currently employs 150 people in Germany, the UK, Spain, France, Brazil, Mexico and the USA, who take care of more than 2,500 publishers in the fields of eBooks, audiobooks, podcasts and Print-on-Demand. The pioneering software “Bookwire OS – One Solution”, launched in 2019, has delivered, analyzed and marketed around 800,000 eBooks and 200,000 audiobooks in all relevant distribution channels. In addition to the latest customer analytics and pricing technology, publishing clients of Bookwire GmbH also have access to individual support from account & marketing managers who look after the clients from end to end. In 2019, the audiobook production solution “We Audiobook You” (WAY) bagged the business the first “Digital Publishing Award” in the field of B2B solutions. Bookwire GmbH is led by the founders Jens Klingelhöfer (CEO) and John Ruhrmann (CO-CEO), as well as by Christian Lindemann (COO), and has branches in Barcelona, London, Mexico City, São Paulo, New York and Paris, in addition to the company headquarters in Frankfurt am Main and the "Digital Hub" in Dortmund. 

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