Press release

Podium Announces Long-Term Strategic Partnership With 2018 Audible Customer Favorite Narrator Nick Podehl

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Leading independent audiobook publisher Podium Publishing announced today that it has forged a long-term strategic partnership with Audie Award-winner and multiple AudioFile Earphones Award-winner Nick Podehl. Together, Podium and Nick Podehl have brought best-selling audiobooks to fans’ ears in Bryce O’Connor and Luke Chmilenko’s Shattered Reigns series, Melissa McPhail’s A Pattern of Shadow and Light series, and Kel Kade’s King’s Dark Tidings books.

Nick Podehl has been a fan favorite for some of Podium Publishing’s best-selling sci-fi and fantasy titles. Podium is proud to announce this strategic partnership where Podehl will continue to lend his unique talents in Andrew Rowe’s popular series Arcane Ascension, Weapons and Wielders, and War of Broken Mirrors in 2020, and will spearhead the Blasphemy Online series, a spin-off set in Andrew Seiple’s best-selling and Audie Award-nominated LitRPG Threadbare world – with many new and exciting series to come.

“When it comes to audiobooks, superior narration is critical. Great narration can elevate already fantastic books to new levels,” said Podium CEO, Scott Dickey. “Casting the perfect narrator is what we do at Podium, and we are thrilled to announce this partnership with someone of Nick Podehl’s skill and caliber.”

Nick Podehl added, “I’m very excited to have the opportunity to work more closely with the great people at Podium. With this new partnership, I’ll get to spend more time with the characters I’ve enjoyed just as much as listeners have: Rezkin and Tam (Kel Kade’s King’s Dark Tidings series), Pelas, Tanis, Ean and Isabel (Melissa McPhail’s A Pattern of Shadow and Light), Declan and Ryn (Bryce O’Conner & Luke Chmilenko’s Shattered Reigns), just to name a few. I can’t wait to see what new friends I’ll meet in the stories to come! From the very beginning, the folks at Podium have been a pleasure to work with, and I look forward to building on our collaboration.”

Listen to an excerpt from Nick Podehl’s performance of Bryce O’Connor and Luke Chmilenko’s A Mark of Kings here.

About Podium Publishing:

Podium is an industry-leading independent audiobook publisher built upon the foundation of successful partnerships with self-published authors and narrators. With deep share of voice in the genres of science fiction, fantasy and romance, the company has enjoyed quick commercial and critical acclaim, releasing almost 1,300 audiobooks and numerous best-sellers, and winning an Audie Award and 13 Voice Arts Awards. Podium is best-known for supporting, nurturing and discovering independent authors and narrators from the U.S. and around the world. The company gained international notice when it took a risk on one-time unknown author Andy Weir (The Martian) and turned his e-book into the largest audiobook seller in the world.

About Nick Podehl:

Nick Podehl is an award-winning audiobook narrator and voice actor who’s narrated hundreds of titles across many different genres. Prior to his new long-term deal with Podium, he narrated the epic fantasy series the Kingkiller Chronicles, as well as some iconic works of teen fiction – including Wonder, and Will Grayson, Will Grayson. He was named an Audible Customer Favorite in 2018 and has been honored with an Audie Award, along with multiple Earphones Awards from AudioFile Magazine. He lives and works in the Midwest with his lovely wife and two beautiful daughters.