Books on Tape (sometimes abbreviated BoT) is an audiobook publishing imprint of Random House which emphasizes unabridged audiobook recordings for schools and libraries. It was previously an independent California-based company before its acquisition by Random House, in 2001.
|Parent company||Penguin Random House|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Headquarters location||New York City, New York|
The company was founded by Olympic gold medalist Duvall Hecht in 1975 as a direct to consumer mail order rental service for unabridged audiobooks on cassette tape. It was one of the pioneering companies in the fledgling audiobook business along with Recorded Books.
- Alexandra Alter (August 1, 2013). "The New Explosion in Audio Books". The Wall Street Journal. Archived from the original on 2014-12-20.
- Jim Milliot (October 22, 2001). "Random Buys Books on Tape". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved June 2, 2014.
- 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.