Are you an author who has written a book and want to publish it as an audiobook?
Do you need some help with finding audiobook publishers?
This post is just for you.
Continue reading to learn about 19 top audiobook publishing companies.
Founded in 2007 by Suzie Brutke-Smurdon and Lyssa Browne, Cedar House Audio Productions is an independent audio production company that has worked with authors to produce high-quality audiobooks, audio tours, podcasts, and even voice acting for video games. Some audiobooks that they have recently produced include “The God of Small Things” by Arundhati Roy and “Swimsuit Body” by Eileen Goudge.
The experienced team at Cedar House Audio can help published authors with script preparation, abridgement, text adaption, voice casting, recording, directing, editing, proofing, and audio mastering. Based out of Seattle, Washington, Cedar House Audio Productions is ready to help published authors take their work a step further. The best way to contact Cedar House Audio to inquire about their production services, you can send an email or contact them via phone.
Podium Publishing was founded in 2010 by Greg Lawrence and James Tonn. This audiobook publishing company is widely considered one of the leading audiobook producers, as they’ve published several best-selling audiobooks like the #1 New York Times Bestseller “The Martian” by Andy Weir. Other audiobooks that they’ve produced include “A Gift of Time” by Jerry Merritt and “The Empire’s Corps” by Christopher G. Nuttall.
Podium Publishing is actively looking for new authors who have unique stories to share. They often reach out to authors that they believe would be a good fit, and work closely with authors to put their interests first. If you’re interested in working with Podium Publishing to turn your book into an audiobook, you can contact them via their website’s online contact form. If you’re an author who is represented by a literary agent, you can also have them use the form as well to express your interest.
3. Oasis Audio
Oasis Audio is known for publishing Christian, self-help, and inspirational titles. Founded in 1999, this publishing company has since expanded to include production of non-fiction, fiction, children’s fiction, and business audiobooks. Some of their audiobooks include “The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers” by Maxwell King and “The Hope Jar” by Wanda E. Brunstetter.
If you’re interested in working with Oasis Audio and believe that your published book would be a good fit with their catalogue, you contact them via email to send an inquiry. They prefer to communicate through an author’s literary agent, however, but feel free to send off an initial email introducing yourself and your book.
Brilliance Audio has been around producing audiobooks since 1984, and later joined the Amazon.com group in 2007. Some of their top selling audiobooks include “Final Shadows” by Kay Hooper and “Of Blood and Bone” by Nora Roberts. With over 6500 titles in their catalogue, Brilliance Audio is a publishing company that knows exactly what to do to make their audiobooks stand out from the rest.
If you’re interested in working with Brilliance Audio, you can have your literary agent contact their team on your behalf. They prefer to work with traditionally published authors, but still welcome query letters from independent authors. You can contact their editorial team via email with more information about yourself and your published book.
Strathmore Publishing has been producing high-quality and engaging audiobooks since 1996 out of Clerkenwell, England. In 2002, they even opened up a recording studio in London, England to reach a wider audience. One of their titles includes “Homes for London” by Christine Wagg and James McHugh, published by Peabody.
The team at Strathmore Publishing can expertly assist authors with the more technical side of audio production. They can assist with recording, audio mixing, monitoring and provide a recording booth for you to narrate your book with the cleanest sounding audio. If you’re interested in working with Strathmore Publishing, you can send them an inquiry via email or call them by phone.
Oakhill Publishing has been in the audiobook publishing business since 2005. They like to work with authors of historical fiction, contemporary crime thrillers, non-fiction, and even children’s books. Some of their most recent releases include “Five Days of Fog” by Anna Freeman and “Winter Storms” by Elin Hilderbrand.
Based out of Leicester, UK, the best way to get in contact with the editorial team at Oakhill Publishing is via email. If you’re a published author who believes your book may be a good fit with their catalogue, feel free to send a query letter or have your literary agent contact them on your behalf.
Graphic Audio is an audiobook publishing company that was founded in 2004, based near Washington, D.C.. As an imprint of The Cutting Corporation, Graphic Audio has made its name by producing audiobooks out of graphic novels. They have since expanded to specialize in fantasy, science fiction, action-adventure, and post-apocalyptic stories. Some of their most recent audiobooks include “American Craftsmen” by Tom Doyle and “Heroes Road” by Chuck Rogers.
If you believe that your book would be a good fit with Graphic Audio’s catalogue, you can send them a query letter expressing your interest. You can also have your literary agent contact their editorial team on your behalf if you have representation. The best way to contact Graphic Audio is through their website’s online contact form.
8. Harper Audio
Harper Audio has a long history of producing audiobooks, with their very first recording happening in 1952. As an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, Harper Audio is known for their entertaining and well-produced audiobooks. Some of their titles include “How the Duke Stole Christmas” by Teresa Dare and “The Giant’s House” by Elizabeth McCracken and Vivienne Leheny. Harper Audio unfortunately does not accept unsolicited submissions. If you have literary representation, you can have your agent contact Harper Audio on your behalf via email.
Books on Tape is an imprint of Random House. For over thirty-five years, Books on Tape has been producing some thoroughly entertaining audiobooks from renowned authors. Some of their more notable audiobooks include “The Poison Squad” by Deborah Blum and “The Female Persuasion” by Meg Wolitzer. They produce audiobooks from a wide range of genres, from true crime to cooking, to juvenile fiction, and so much more!
If you’re interested in working with Books on Tape, it’s important to note that they prefer to speak with literary agents, as unsolicited queries will go unanswered. Have your literary representation contact Books on Tape via email to express your interest in turning your book from print to audiobook.
10. W. F. Howes
W. F. Howes is one of the UK’s leading audiobook publishing companies. Founded in 1999, W. F. Howes has produced more than 10,000 unabridged audiobooks. In 2016, five out of six titles they produced were shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Some of their most recent productions include “Displaced” by Barbara Nadel and “The Valentine House” by Emma Henderson.
The best way to get in contact with their editorial team about turning your book into an audiobook is either via email or through their website’s online contact form. If you have literary representation, you can get your literary agent to reach out to the W. F. House team on your behalf.
With new releases like “Fletch” by Gregory McDonald, and “The Girl Who Ran” by Nikki Owen, Blackstone Publishing is a prime example of an audiobook publishing company that puts in the effort to turning their author’s books into auditory excellence. Based out of Southern Oregon, Blackstone Publishing was founded in 1987 by Craig and Michelle Black. Blackstone Publishing has worked with bestselling authors like P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast, Cory Doctorow, and Catherine Ryan Howard.
If you’re interested in working with the Blackstone Audio Publishing team to realize your audiobook dreams, you or your literary agent can get in contact with them via their website’s online contact form. Be sure to introduce yourself and provide a little bit more detail about your book to see if it would be a good fit in their catalogue. If they’re interested in your book, they will contact you shortly.
This wouldn’t be a complete list without mentioning Audible.com. Audible is an audiobook service offered by Amazon, which reaches hundreds of thousands of consumers around the globe. If you’re interested in seeing your title available on Audible, and you have the proper resources, you can actually self-produce your own audiobook.
All you would need is high-quality recording equipment, a quiet space to record, and a little bit of audio editing knowledge to put everything together. If you’re not comfortable being your book’s narrator, there’s always the choice of hiring a voice actor. For more information on how to turn you book into an audiobook from the comfort of you own home, click here.
13. Recorded Books
Founded in 1979, Recorded Books boasts a catalogue of nearly 35,000 audiobook titles that have been narrated by award-winning actors. Some of their titles include “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and “Blue Heron” by Avi and narrated by Christina Moore. They’ve also worked with authors like Danielle Steel, Francine Rivers, and Jeff Kinney. Recorded Books is partnered with companies like Kobo, Storytel, Google, Audible, Apple, and Walmart, ensuring a wide reach for their authors around the globe.
If you’re interested in working with Recorded Books, please note that their team prefers to hold their conversations with literary agents. If you have literary representation, you can have your agent contact them via email.
14. ASJ Publishing
Founded in 2010 by award winning author C.A. Milson, ASJ Publishing has a distribution network with Audible, Xbox Live, JB Hifi, Google Play, Spotify, and many other online retailers to help target a wider audience for their authors. They have worked with writers like Amy M Watson, Ken Maxon, and Dannii Cohen.
If you’re interested in working with this publishing company, they ask that you first review their submission guidelines to clarify any questions you may have before you contact them. You or your literary agent can use their website’s online contact form to get started.
15. Mosaic Audio
Founded in 2009, Mosaic Audio is a full-service audiobook production studio based in Los Angeles. They’ve produced several award-winning audiobooks include “The Woman in the Window” by A. J. Finn and the book adaption of the hit 2018 movie Black Panther. They have a very capable and experienced team that can assist with voice casting, directing, provide professional recording and post-production editing to make sure that your audiobook stands out against the rest of the audiobook market. The best way to contact Mosaic Audio is via email for more information or to book a studio to record.
16. Deyan Audio
Founded in 1990 by Bob and Debra Deyan, Deyan Audio is a well-known audiobook producer in the literary industry. This production company has won several awards and credits, including multiple Grammy and Audie awards. With over twenty-five years of experience under their belt, Deyan Audio is an excellent choice if you’re an author hoping to turn your book into an audiobook.
Deyan Audio provides professional services like casting, editing, audio mixing and mastering, studio recording and audio quality control. If you’re interested in working with Deyan Audio, you can contact them via their website’s online contact form for more information on the audiobook production process.
Based out of Chicago, Illinois, Eko Media Design Company has been producing audiobooks for nearly twenty-five years. Some of the services that they offer include voice casting, audio production, script translation and preparation, audio mastering and editing, and audiobook formatting.
They’ve worked with clients like Pearson, McGraw-Hill, Honda, and 20th Century Fox. The best way to get in contact with the team at Eko Media Design Company is through their website’s online contact form or via email.
ListenUp Audiobooks is another great alternative for independent authors to turn their books into audiobooks. Based out of Atlanta, ListenUp Audiobooks has won several awards for their productions. They are partnered with entities like The Alliance of Independent Authors, Kobo Writing Life, IngramSpark, Reedsy, and Draft-2-Digital.
ListenUp Audiobooks can help you reach the right people for voice casting, audio engineering, and more. For more information on the services that they provide, click here for more information.
19. Punch Audio
Punch Audio is an independent audiobook production company that was founded in 2013 in Los Angeles. Their most notable audiobooks include “After: The Battle Has Just Begun” by RJ Belle and “Black Sam: Prince of Pirates” by James Lewis. They have an entire roster full of talented, professional voiceover artists who are ready to help narrate your audiobook. If you’re interested in working with Punch Audio, the best way to contact them about their audiobook production services is via email or through their website’s online contact form.
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K. Z. Kwan is a freelance writer based out of Halifax, Canada.