Company Overview

As a national leader in independent audiobook publishing, Brilliance Audio is committed to the art of audiobook publishing--turning printed books into listening entertainment that reaches a high level of quality and integrity. Brilliance Audio was founded in 1984 with a mission to provide a quality listening experience by recording bestselling books and selling them into retail stores at an affordable price. This was way before audiobooks were even called audiobooks. Most everyone just said, 'books on tape' and found them only at libraries. Since then, Brilliance Audio has kept pace with the growth of the audiobook industry itself, from publishing an inaugural eight titles in 1985 to over 2,000 titles in 2012.

This rigorous publishing schedule keeps the Brilliance Audio recording studios busy and has caused the company to invest in six additional recording booths in 2012 to add to their complete spoken-word editing and mastering facility in Grand Haven. With editorial offices in both Grand Haven and New York City, Brilliance Audio is perfectly positioned to compete for the work of today's top-selling authors of fiction and nonfiction. The combination of a full-service in-house art department, a sales team focused on both national and international markets, and a complete manufacturing plant supports the acquisition and recording efforts of Brilliance Audio. Each year, over three million audiobooks are produced and shipped to resellers and libraries in addition to the thousands of Brilliance Audio recordings delivered by online download.

The active publishing list of Brilliance Audio tops 6500 titles. The broad selection of titles and authors covers most genres found in publishing today, including the full fiction spectrum from romance to thrillers to science fiction/fantasy, classic literature and titles with a young adult/children's focus plus many nonfiction subgenres ranging from inspiration and self-help to business advice, from memoirs and biographies to neuroscience and religion. Brilliance Audio has initiatives to publish audiobooks from the New York Times Bestselling Lists as well as unique pieces of literature that are stellar but may not have mainstream appeal.

To further add breadth to its publishing list, Brilliance Audio has made agreements to do volume publishing for select print publishers. As a result, the company publishes titles from children's and young adult publisher Candlewick Press, the bestselling line of study guides from CliffsNotes, selections from Colonial Radio Theatre on The Air, a series from Angry Robot, titles from the popular series, Chicken Soup for the Soul, and inspirational/business development books from Napoleon Hill and Franklin Covey.

Brilliance Audio publishes audiobooks on compact disc, MP3-CD, and files suitable for download. As the demand continues for multiple format delivery, Brilliance Audio remains committed to publishing on compact disc. The MP3-CD is a blossoming format as more consumers come to understand that the files on the disc are ready for transfer to MP3 devices (like the iPod® and other players), that the whole book conveniently fits on one disc, and that the disc is a great back-up (for the digital files on the device). Plus, this physical disc is priced on par with a traditional online download.

As the future unfolds, Brilliance Audio remains dedicated to growing an immense selection of quality recordings, wanting to deliver on the promise, "Audiobooks for Everyone."

Brilliance Audio became part of the Amazon.com group of companies in 2007.


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