Tuesday, May 05, 2009

L. Ron Hubbard's Guinness World Record - Most audio books for one author

This is L. Ron Hubbbard's third Guinness World Record!

A collection of audiobooks from L. Ron Hubbard's pulp fiction stories

London, UK—With 185 audio books, L. Ron Hubbard has just garnered his 3rd world record as confirmed by Guinness World Records, it was announced last month at the London International Book Fair. The official statement reads, “Most audio books for one author is L. Ron Hubbard with 185 published audio books as of 21st April 2009.”

“Past Guinness world records issued include ‘Most translated author,’ and the world's ‘Most published author,’” stated Gunhild Jacobs, Executive Director for Trade Operations Author Services, Inc., the literary agency that handles the combined works of Hubbard, from her offices in Hollywood upon receiving the news. She also pointed out that the New York Times bestselling novelised version of Hubbard’s screen play Ai Pedrito! written by Kevin J. Anderson, held the record from Guinness as the largest book signing in history, until the New York Times bestselling version of Hubbard’s A Very Strange Trip, novelised by Dave Wolverton, beat this record a year later.

“We have had excellent success with our new line of audiobooks,” Jacobs continued. “With the attention to detail that we put into their production, our audiobooks have already been recognised by Publishers Weekly, AudioFile Magazine, School Library Journal and Booklist for their superb quality. Plus, two of our audiobooks are up for Audie Awards. We feel that we are contributing to a reading renaissance with these stories.”

In a recent published review of the just-released Orders is Orders audiobook, Publishers Weekly stated, “Demonstrating his unique ability to relate even the most complicated story with a keen eye for detail and realism, Hubbard’s stunning writing ability and creative imagination set him apart as one of the greatest literary figures of the 20th century.”

To help listeners understand how these audiobooks were created and listening quality achieved, a special video presentation entitled, The Making of a Golden Age Audiobook, has been created and can be seen at: http://www.goldenagestories.com/html/podcasts.php#6.

For more information about the Golden Age line of audiobooks, visit http://www.goldenagestories.com.

2 comments:

Lonsdale said...

Actually...Sidney Sheldon holds the World Record for Most Translated Author.

http://www.thebiographychannel.co.uk/biographies/sidney-sheldon.html

johnalexwood said...

As far as I can tell, this was a record that the late Sidney Sheldon once held, but the current holder of the World Record for Most Translated Author is definitely L. Ron Hubbard as you can see here: http://www.scientologytoday.org/press/610120128592_scn-int.html

The Biography Channel told me that Sidney Sheldon's entry on their site was slightly out of date and they are grateful to you for bringing the need for it to be updated to their attention.