Partnered with emerging and established authors and voice actors
Released over 1,300 audiobooks that have results in 50+ best sellers
Audie Award for best science fiction audiobook
16 Audie Award and 13 Voice Arts Awards wins and nominations
In repertory with beloved and in-demand audiobook performers in key genres
Podium Audio is an audio-first entertainment studio and independent audiobook publisher that finances, develops, produces and distributes immersive audio content.
Podium gained international notice for turning unknown author Andy Weir’s e-book The Martian into the most successful science fiction audiobook in the world. The first fiction audiobook Podium Audio published, The Martian created a strong foundation for the business, going on to become a top box office, award-winning film directed by Ridley Scott, starring Matt Damon. Podium Audio remains at the forefront of discovering new literary and voice talent, focused on supporting, nurturing and discovering independent authors and narrators from the U.S. and around the world.
Data-driven, Podium stays on the bleeding edge of what’s trending in the audio world. It is an industry leader in the audiobook genres of Science Fiction and Fantasy and a pioneer in bringing the popular sub-genres of Gamelit, LitRPG, Wuxia and Xianxia to the fore. Additionally, Podium publishes mystery/thriller, young adult, romance and non-fiction genres.
We are thrilled to be partnered with some of the top creators in modern audio storytelling.
Independent audiobook publishing is core to the DNA of our company: while we do consider submissions from literary agents and managers, we’re proud that the vast majority of our title acquisitions are independently published by extraordinarily talented authors through Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing platform.
Therefore, if you are new to us and would like to have your work or manuscript considered for publication by Podium, we recommend that you first publish your book on Kindle, then submit it to us through the author form below.
Similarly, while we do work with select talent agents and managers, we also enthusiastically partner with performers directly. We’re always looking for new, professional audiobook performers: if you’d like to submit a link to your website or sample page, please do so through the narrator form below.
“Alex” Rito is a graphic designer with over 20 years of experience in design and as a creative director. Recently, he has specialized as a book cover designer and works with authors from all over the world to create the perfect packaging for their creative work. Alex’s work at Podium is a distillation of these years of design projects and his audiobook covers trigger the listener’s imagination and entice them to click “play.”
Prior to joining Podium in 2020, Alyssa worked for Bike City Theatre Company as a stage/production manager, director, playwright, and casting assistant. In the audio world, Alyssa has developed several original radio dramas, and is now thrilled to jump into audiobooks, the perfect combination of bibliophilia and drama.
Cassondra is an integral part of Podium's stellar production team. She works behind the scenes (where the magic happens) to bring excellent titles to life and straight into your speakers. She has a background working with some of the best indie-publishers and authors across the globe. Reach out to her for the hottest audio romance recommendations or newest developments in the podcasting world.
Emily Derr has been at the heart of Podium since its inception, cutting her teeth in the indie audiobook publishing world as a proofer, production coordinator, and producer. She's produced several nominated and award-winning audiobooks at Podium and has helped grow the company from it's small-but-mighty start into the thriving member of the audio community it is today.
With four years of experience in the industry as a studio manager and engineer, Frankie has become very familiar with many of the voices behind some of the best selling Audiobooks in the industry. He now joins Podium in the search for the next amazing voice to narrate your favorite audiobook.
Visionary co-founder, publisher, producer, and former CEO of Podium Publishing, specializing in peer-to-peer market strategy and monetization of independent ideation.
Hannah has been in audiobook production for almost a decade. Prior to her work on the production team at Podium, she was a free-lance executive assistant and content creator for small businesses, she worked in the real estate industry for many years, and also has an extensive background in the arts.
Jessica Cordner joined the Podium team in 2014 when the company was still in its infancy. Starting off in a multi-capacity role, Jessica soon became Podium's first point of contact for all things finance.
Jon is an experienced finance professional and business executive. Prior to joining Podium, he was Managing CFO and market leader for Signature Analytics, a finance and accounting consulting firm located in Southern California. Jon started his career at Arthur Andersen in San Diego; he is a licensed CPA and holds a master's degree from San Diego State University.
Julie Constantine joined the Podium author relations team after 5 years in visual arts publishing. Most recently as Sales Manager for Phaidon Press she oversaw key trade and wholesale accounts in NYC and the northeast. Prior to that she managed PR and marketing strategies for TASCHEN America. She still can't quite believe she now works for a company where her love of sci-fi and fantasy is considered a valuable skill.
Kate has been in the author relations business for sixteen years. Prior to joining Podium she served as the Director of Publicity for Vintage/Anchor Books at Penguin Random House, where she worked with hundreds of bestselling and award-winning authors on their communications strategies, book media campaigns, branding, and specialized, large-scale initiatives for top-level, high profile thought leaders.
Before joining the Podium team, Kyle was the Social Media & Community Manager for Gunpowder & Sky's sci-fi brand DUST where he was on the forefront of crafting innovative strategies to grow an audience of a few thousand into a multi-million member community across a wide array of platforms.
"Maggie" Silver is an award-winning digital entertainment executive. Prior to joining Podium, she served as the Co-Head of Marketing & Insights for the AT&T-backed global entertainment studio Gunpowder & Sky where she led the marketing and insights team, as well as launched the company's venture into the audio space by producing DUST, an award-winning, narrative sci-fi podcast. Other companies include AwesomenessTV, Studio71 and MyTable.
Mike joins the Podium team with 20 years of experience in the audio industry and eight years specializing in audiobooks. He has mastered, recorded, and edited hundreds of titles, including many award winners and nominees. He’s dedicated to making sure your audiobook sounds amazing.
Nazila keeps the CEO and the rest of the Podium Audio team organized with the internal processes and procedures to help achieve our business goals and objectives of the day. She is dedicated, highly-motivated, and a results-driven professional. Prior to joining Podium, she worked as the Executive Assistant to the CEO at Motor Trend, and also worked as a Human Resources Administrator and Executive Assistant to the CFO and Sr. VP at Cetera Financial Group.
At his core, Scott is an operator with a successful track record of building organizations from the ground up. Over the past 25 years, he has become an industry leading CEO with four consecutive successful exits across media, consumer products, event entertainment and sports operating in both in the private equity and public sectors. The four exits delivered aggregate enterprise value of over $700mm. In 2019, Scott partnered with Presidio Investors to take the helm as the CEO of Podium Audio. Prior to Podium, Scott was the CEO of The Enthusiast Network (TEN), now Motor Trend Group which he reorganized and ultimately sold to Discovery Communications. Scott has also been the President & CEO of the Competitor Group, Transworld Media and K2 Licensing. Earlier in his career he held executive positions at the NBA and the Walt Disney Company.
Tamara Marston's three-decade career as a Stage, Music, and Choral Director and performer led her to the audiobook industry as a narrator in 2008. While working with Bee Audio from 2009-2013, she was additionally responsible for Engineering and Narrator Training at their studios, and served as the Casting Director from 2010-2013. Tamara joined the Podium Audio team in 2016.
Troy joined the Podium team officially in June 2019, but has been working in the industry for 10+ years. Between his time spent working for Brilliance Publishing, Featured Audio, and Podium Audio, he has produced hundreds of titles.
Victoria Gerken has welcomed independent authors into the Podium family since since 2017. She previously worked with authors in traditional publishing roles - at Random House and Alfred A. Knopf - where she was a publicist and sold subsidiary rights. She got her first taste of entrepreneurship in publishing as the founder of the Random House Speakers Bureau.
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