© 2019 by Friendly Dane Designs for The Independent Audiobook Awards

Submissions are NOW CLOSED
Friday, June 12th at 8:30 pm
Bragg Auditorium, Kansas City, MO

Submissions were accepted from October 15, 2020 to January 15, 2020 at Midnight (PST).  

All submissions must have a release date during the 2019 calendar year. 


For more details please read the guidlines on our Submissions Page. 



The Independent Audiobook Awards honors the best in independent audiobook production and performance. A proud part of the HEAR Now Festival.


IAA Committee Members


Jeffrey Kafer, Co-chair (2019, 2020)

Joe Hempel, Co-chair (2019, 2020)

Sue Zizza,  (2019, 2020)

Jamie Walsh, Producer (2019, 2020)

Lauri Jo Daniels, Assistant Producer (2019, 2020); Project Manager (2020); Web Designer


 Event Info 

event tickets

Want to attend The Independent Audiobook Awards at The Hear Now Festival this year?

Click here to purchase tickets for festival tickets. Individual tickets to the Awards Ceremony are also available.

hotel & travel

The Independent Audiobook Awards takes place each June in Kansas City, MO at the Hear Now Festival. Click here for hotel & travel information.


See a list of the nominees for this year and previous years.



If you have an inquiry about submissions please click HERE to use the form on the Submissions Page.