Award-winning production company will team with Hallmark to produce and distribute new audiobook collection of treasured stories
New York – Dreamscape Media, the publishing and entertainment arm of Midwest Tape, today announced a new agreement with Hallmark Publishing to produce and distribute Hallmark’s first venture into audiobooks. The award-winning production company will bring universally-loved, original Hallmark Publishing stories to life beginning with the February release of the audiobook of Nancy Naigle’s The Secret Ingredient, a Valentine’s Day-themed story.
“Hallmark is a beloved American heritage brand known for celebrating positive family values. Dreamscape is honored to partner with them to produce the first audiobooks of these cherished stories that reflect our way of life”, said Dreamscape Media Publisher Tammy Faxel “Our audiobooks will reflect the creative philosophy of Hallmark Publishing: to empower rising authors, elevate diversity in storytelling and evolve with the audience.”
“As we planned our venture into audiobooks, we sought a partner who would align with our brand values, artistic vision, and commitment to quality,” said Hallmark Publishing Director Stacey Donovan. “Dreamscape checked all of those boxes and their expertise will be instrumental in this exciting new chapter for Hallmark Publishing as we reimagine the timelessness and emotion of a Hallmark story in audiobook form and introduce this medium to our vast audience.”
Hallmark Publishing’s new audio books and collection of eBook titles will be available on hoopla digital, Midwest Tape’s mobile and online service for public libraries, beginning in February. They will also be available everywhere audiobooks are sold including Audible, iTunes & Kobo. The Hallmark Publishing series joins hoopla digital’s collection of more than 675,000 eBooks, audiobooks, albums, movies and television shows.
Over 20 Dreamscape Media produced Hallmark Publishing audio book titles are slated for release on hoopla digital through the summer including Love on Location by Cassidy Carter, Christmas inHomestead by Kara Tate, A Simple Wedding by Leigh Duncan, A Dash of Love by Liz Isaacson and Moonlight in Vermont by Kacy Cross.
“We are proud to work with the Midwest Tape family—Dreamscape’s award-winning production and hoopla digital’s category creating platform—to make our stories accessible to our fans and to new audiences,” said Donovan. “Anyone with a valid library card can now experience the joy of a Hallmark title – and enjoy it on multiple forms.”
Hallmark Publishing is an eBook division of Hallmark Channel, a subsidiary of Crown Family Media Networks.