Dreamscape Media Inks Exclusive Agreement with Crooked Lane Books/Alcove Press
Award-winning production company partners with leading publishing house to produce and distribute crime and book club fiction audiobook and eBook titles
Dreamscape Media, the publishing and entertainment arm of Midwest Tape, announced a new multi-year agreement with publishing house Crooked Lane Books. The deal includes production and distribution for Crooked Lane’s mystery, thriller, and suspense audiobook titles as well as reading group titles from Alcove Press, the first new imprint from Crooked Lane. Several outstanding audiobook stories are now available for audiences to enjoy on hoopla digital, Amazon, Audible, iBooks and OverDrive – with more releases coming in spring 2020. In addition to the audiobook collection, the partnership will include distribution to hoopla for all Crooked Lane and Alcove Press eBook titles. This is the first time Crooked Lane Books and Alcove Press eBook titles will be available on hoopla digital, the library platform boasting over 5 million users.
“Crooked Lane Books has become a destination for the industry’s most gripping, mystery titles,” said Cat Zappa, Executive Director of Content and Strategy, Dreamscape Media. “It’s a testament to their commitment to the many readers of the genre. That spirit extends to their new endeavor Alcove Press, which is devoted to the stories that can speak to the depth and breadth of our shared human experience. Dreamscape Media shares Crooked Lane’s commitment to storytelling and we look forward to creating a new way for readers to experience their growing collection of titles.”
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New audiobook titles releasing today include The Secrets They Left Behind by Lissa Marie Redmond, The Body in the Garden by Katharine Schellman, Dead on the Vine by Elle Brooke White and All We Buried by Elena Taylor. Other highlights include acclaimed crime and mystery titles like The Woman in the Veil by Laura Joh Rowland as well as stunning debuts like Rebecca Hodge’s Wildland.
The deal also gives upcoming Crooked Lane titles the opportunity to simultaneously publish in print and audio formats, with anticipated titles like Hurry Home by Nay Roz and The Girls Weekend by Jody Gehrman.
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“We couldn’t be more excited to be working with Dreamscape to bring nearly all of our upcoming titles and select backlist to an even wider audience,” said Matt Martz, Publisher of Crooked Lane Books and Alcove Press. “Audiobooks are by far the fastest growing segment in our industry, and with publishers like Dreamscape leading the pack there won’t be any slowdown. In a world where we’re all strapped for time, they’ve found more hours in the day to listen to the best stories from the very best storytellers. This is a terrific opportunity for our authors and their amazing fans, both readers and listeners.”