Work with 1,000+ authors and 675+ narrators
Library of over 3,500 titles
Audie Award for Best Science Fiction Audiobook (The Martian)
16 Audie Award and 21 Voice Arts Awards wins and nominations
Partnered with beloved and award-winning narrators in top genres through AudioCollab
Podium is a leading digital-first publisher whose mission is to change the lives of trendsetting storytellers by discovering, developing, and amplifying their work.
Podium leverages proprietary technology to identify these groundbreaking storytellers and, with a creator-economy mentality, brings forth industry-leading production capabilities focused on quality, as well as a deep digital expertise in distribution and overall monetization. Podium’s partnership with both authors and narrators sits at the center of this process. Furthering our commitment to storytelling and diverse voices, Podium launched AudioCollab in 2021, an innovative venture dedicated to elevating the most sought-after voices working in the industry today.
Headquartered in Los Angeles, Podium is the fastest growing digital publisher in North America and proudly joined the Inc 5000 fastest growing companies list in 2023. With a focus on genre fiction, Podium has become a leader in Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Romance, and has been a pioneer in bringing the popular sub-genres of Gamelit, LitRPG, Progression Fantasy, and more to the fore. Podium first gained international notice for turning author Andy Weir’s The Martian into one of the most successful audiobooks in history. Today, the company is a top-ten audiobook publisher and has expanded into publishing in ebook and print. Podium’s expansive growth has continued internationally with the production of our top IP in myriad non-English languages. With a data-focused mindset, Podium recently acquired industry leading analytic and subscription service Bookstat. Bookstat is the only real-time platform tracking online sales of physical books, ebooks, and audiobooks.
We are thrilled to be partnered with some of the top creators in modern storytelling.
Independent 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, and also through serialized fiction platforms like Royal Road, Patreon, Wattpad, and more. We are looking to partner with authors who are building fan communities and reaching new audiences.
Therefore, if you are new to us and would like to have your story considered for publication by Podium, we recommend that you send us links to your available work and any of your social channels.
Similarly, we also enthusiastically partner with voice actors and leading narrators. We’re always looking for new, professional audiobook performers: if you’d like to submit a link to your website, social channels or sample page, please do so through the narrator form below.
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.
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.
Jeanne McGuire is a seasoned Organizational Development professional with over 15 years of experience in Human Resources at Viacom. During her tenure at Viacom, she served as the Vice President of Human Resources and played a pivotal role in the company's success. Her exceptional leadership skills and expertise in Organizational Development have earned her a nomination for the rising leader in Entertainment award. Jeanne also worked as a consultant during the pandemic, providing support to various organizations in navigating the challenges posed by the pandemic. Her consulting services were highly sought after, and she made a significant impact on the organizations she worked with. Currently, Jeanne serves as the Head of People at Podium Audio, where she is responsible for developing and implementing the company's Human Resources strategy. She brings her wealth of experience and expertise to her role at Podium Audio.
Victoria Gerken has welcomed independent authors into the Podium family since 2016. 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.
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.
Nicole is a publishing professional with more than a decade’s experience producing and distributing print and digital content. Prior to joining Podium, she held the position of executive managing editor at Open Road Integrated Media, shepherding thousands of classic and contemporary works by bestselling and award-winning authors to new life in “e” and print-on-demand.
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.
Nicole is a growth marketing leader whose background spans entertainment and e-commerce. Before joining Podium she won various media awards working for clients such as Hulu and Sony Pictures, as well as the title of Cannes Young Lion. She received her MBA from LMU (go LIONS!) and is also a proud mentor for LMU’s undergraduate marketing program, The M-School.
Kate has been in the author relations business for almost two decades. 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.
Stephanie Cicatiello is an award-winning audio engineer and audiobook producer with a decade’s experience creating dynamic audiobook productions for high-profile authors. After focusing on end-to-end audiobook production at Common Mode, Inc and Hachette Book Group, Stephanie is excited to be Podium’s Casting Director. She’s passionate about achieving the perfect narration to capture each author’s creative vision and voice. When not casting, Stephanie can be found ballroom dancing or volunteering with New York Cares.
Prior to joining Podium in May 2023, Kat spent over 12 years at Disney Streaming Services and Hulu as a finance leader, where she helped build out the accounting and corporate FP&A teams. Kat started her career at Ernst & Young in Los Angeles, where she spent 8 years as a licensed CPA, providing assurance services for both private and public companies primarily in the technology/media industry. Kat graduated summa cum laude with a BA in Business Economics/Accounting from University of California, Los Angeles.
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