Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has launched HMH Audio, which will publish audiobook editions of many of HMH's frontlist adult and young reader titles and selected backlist, beginning in fall 2019. HMH Audio will operate from a new studio in the company's New York City offices at 3 Park Avenue. Tommy Harron, formerly an engineer and producer at Hachette Audio, has joined the company as executive producer and will head the new imprint.
HMH Audio's first titles are The Best American Short Stories 2019, Tim O'Brien's Dad's Maybe Book and Jami Attenberg's novel All This Could Be Yours. It expects to publish about 75 titles annually.
Downloadable audio has consistently been the fastest-growing category book publishing category in the last few years.