REDMOND, WA (October 13, 2015): Paizo Inc., publisher of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, announces today the exclusive partnership with Audible, Inc. to release the entire catalog of Pathfinder Tales as audiobooks. The first wave—releasing today, October 13th—includes 15 titles by notable fantasy authors such as best-sellers Michael Stackpole and Elaine Cunningham, Hugo Award winners Tim Pratt and Wendy N. Wagner, and fan favorites Dave Gross and James L. Sutter, with the remainder of the library becoming available mid-January 2016.
“As both Paizo’s Executive Editor and one of the Pathfinder Tales authors, I’m thrilled to be partnering with Audible,” said James Sutter. “I was already a huge fan of their service—Audible turned my commute and household chores into things I actually look forward to—and I’ve always wanted to do audiobooks for the Pathfinder Tales, so it was a perfect fit. In addition to top-notch narrators, they’ve brought a real attention to detail—they know that our fans care deeply about the world, all the way down to the accents and pronunciations. I can’t wait to hear what listeners think!"
In the best-selling Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, players take on the role of brave adventurers fighting to survive in a world of magic and monsters. The Pathfinder RPG is currently translated into eight languages, and the vibrant Pathfinder universe has been licensed for comic book series, graphic novels, miniatures, plush toys, video games, and apparel.
Audible, the world’s largest seller and producer of downloadable audiobooks and other spoken-word content, invented and commercialized the first digital audio player in 1997, and has since been at the forefront of the explosively growing audiobook download segment. In 2014, listeners around the world downloaded 1.2 billion hours of audio from Audible.com outlets; Audible members downloaded an average of more than 17 books over the course of the year. More than half of current Audible members are first-time audiobook buyers.
About Audible, Inc.
Audible, Inc., an Amazon.com, Inc. subsidiary (NASDAQ:AMZN), is the leading provider of premium digital spoken audio information and entertainment, offering customers a new way to enhance and enrich their lives every day. Audible’s mission is to establish literate listening as a core tool for anyone seeking to be more productive, better informed, or more thoughtfully entertained. Audible content includes more than 225,000 audio programs from leading audiobook publishers, broadcasters, entertainers, magazine and newspaper publishers, and business information providers. Audible is also the preeminent provider of spoken-word audio products for Apple’s iTunes Store.
About Pathfinder Tales
Pathfinder Tales are the official novels, novellas, and web fiction stories that explore the fascinating world of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, written by some of fantasy's best-selling authors. Each Pathfinder Tales novel comes in mass-market paperback format, with new volumes released every two months. Subscribers receive a free downloadable version of each book they purchase, in both PDF and ePub formats. For more information, including sample chapters, visit paizo.com/pathfindertales.
About Paizo Inc.
Paizo Inc. is publisher of the award-winning Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, Pathfinder Tales novels, as well as board games and gaming accessories. The Pathfinder world, in which players take on the role of brave adventurers fighting to survive in a world beset by magic and evil, is currently translated into eight languages, and has been licensed for comic book series, graphic novels, toys, and apparel, and is being developed into an MMORPG. Paizo.com is also a leading online hobby retail store, offering tens of thousands of products from a variety of publishers to customers all over the world.