Publishers Canongate and Faber teaming up for audio co publishing venture

Publishers Canongate and Faber are teaming up for an audio co-publishing venture, with Canongate handling the sales and production of the audio editions of Faber's titles.

The jointly branded list will be launched this summer. Titles will be selected from across Faber's fiction, non-fiction and children's lists, with Faber to continue to handle publication of audiobooks of its poetry titles itself.

The publishers said they are planning on "no more than a dozen" titles each year, with Faber c.e.o. Stephen Page saying the emphasis will be on creating downloadable and unabridged material to target owners of smart phones and other portable devices, though physical CDs will also be available.

Page said: "Canongate's passion is backed by extremely smart investment, as anyone can see from its acquisition of CSA [the specialist audio publisher that Canongate acquired in 2010]. This has brought them exceptional production and sales infrastructure, and invaluable experience in audio publishing."

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