Books on Tape (company)

Books on Tape (sometimes abbreviated BoT) is an audiobook publishing imprint of Random House which emphasized unabridged audiobook recordings for schools and libraries.[1] Prior to the acquisition by Random House in October 2001,[2] the company was founded in California by Olympic gold medalist Duvall Hecht in 1975 as a direct to consumer mail order rental service for unabridged audiobooks on cassette tape.[3] It was one of the pioneering companies in the fledgling audiobook business along with Recorded Books.[3]

Books on Tape
Parent companyPenguin Random House
FounderDuvall Hecht
Country of originUnited States
Headquarters locationNew York City, New York
Publication typesAudiobooks

See also


  1. Alexandra Alter (August 1, 2013). "The New Explosion in Audio Books". Wall Street Journal. Archived from the original on 2014-12-20.
  2. Jim Milliot (October 22, 2001). "Random Buys Books on Tape". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved June 2, 2014.
  3. Virgil L. P. Blake (1990). "Something New Has Been Added: Aural Literacy and Libraries". Information Literacies for the Twenty-First Century. G. K. Hall & Co. pp. 203–218. Retrieved March 5, 2014.
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