Yen Press has entered a brand new partnership with Hachette Audio. The brand new audiobook imprint is known as Yen Audio, and it’ll produce, promote, and distribute digital audiobook editions of choose Yen Press titles. Heading up this system is Writer and Managing Director Kurt Hassler, who’s teaming up with Hachette Audio’s longtime Writer and SVP Anthony Goff, who negotiated the world rights deal for Hachette E-book Group.
Yen Audio will launch 4 debut titles in Summer season and Fall 2021. The primary quantity of SOLO LEVELING, a South Korean novel by Chugong initially revealed on-line in serial releases and the idea of the bestselling webtoon of the identical identify, would be the first audiobook within the collaboration, slated for publication July 2021.
The second launch will happen in August when the preliminary quantity of the acclaimed gentle novel sequence SWORD ART ONLINE by writer Reki Kawahara is revealed as a digital audiobook.
Voice casting for these titles, in addition to for narrators of Fall titles OVERLORD by Kugane Maruyama and THE SAGA OF TANYA THE EVIL by Carlo Zen, shall be introduced quickly individually. After these preliminary releases, it’s anticipated that the Yen/Hachette Audio partnership will launch common seasonal diversifications.
Hassler stated of the partnership, “Yen has been conscious of the curiosity in audiobook diversifications of its novels for a while, and we’re extremely excited not solely to lastly be taking this step however to be doing so with the GRAMMY® Award-winning expertise at Hachette Audio. We couldn’t be extra excited to be launching each this program and partnership.”
“This partnership is an incredible alternative, and one we have cultivated for a few years since Yen was part of Hachette E-book Group,” concurred Goff. “I could not be extra happy to work with Kurt, and the incredible group at Yen, as we look ahead to introducing extra audio interpretations of their standard sequence to listeners world wide.”
The preliminary launch schedule for the primary Yen Audio titles is as follows:
|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|
These audiobooks primarily based on Yen Press content material shall be accessible wherever downloadable audiobooks are bought, throughout platforms together with Apple Books, Audible, Audiobooks.com, Downpour, Google Books, Libro.fm, Kobo, and extra.