Books on Tape (company)

Books on Tape
Parent company Random House
Founded 1975
Founder Duvall Hecht
Country of origin United States
Headquarters location New York City, New York
Publication types Audiobooks
Official website

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]


  1. Alexandra Alter (August 1, 2013). "The New Explosion in Audio Books". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved June 2, 2014.
  2. Jim Milliot (October 22, 2001). "Random Buys Books on Tape". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved June 2, 2014.
  3. 1 2 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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