independent audiobook awards
The Approved Publisher Form is available again!
All forms must be completed by 1/15/2021 and any newly approved publishers will be added to the submission form by 1/20/2021 PUBLISHER APPROVALS ARE NO LONGER OPEN FOR 2021
The submission deadline for all titles has been extended to 1/31/2021
* If you aren't sure if your book can be entered as a self-published title please take a look at the FAQs below.
The following publishers are eligible to enter titles for the 2021 Independent Audiobook Awards:
This list is subject to change as publishers grow and become ineligible or new publishers are approved.
Please note that the “Publisher” field is meant for the name of the audiobook publishing company that produced the title, not the print publisher.
There is no need to fill out this form if the book was self-published (ACX, Findaway, Spoken Realms, Author's Republic, etc…)
Amber Cove Publishing
Amphorae Publishing Group
AudioComics/Pocket Universe Productions
Black Hills Audiobooks
Black Rose Writing
Black Spot Books
Blackberry Publishing Group
Blue Heron Audio
Blue Nose Audio
Blunder Woman Productions
Boycott Books, LLC
Carpe Luna Publishing
Chelsea Green Publishing
Cherry Hill Publishing, LLC
Decent Fellows Press
Echo Point Books & Media, LLC
Evolved Publishing LLC
Flip City Media
Forever Homes Publishing
Full Quiver Publishing
Green Writer Press
Last Word Audio
Lepton Films LLC
New Harbinger Publications, Inc.
Ogden Media Ltd
Pelican Book Group
Piece of Cake Audiobooks
Pink Flamingo Productions
Raconteurs Audio LLP
Severn River Publishing
Shadow Alley Press
Snow Dog Audio
Southern Fried Karma, LLC
The Audio Flow
The Parliament House
The Talking Book
The Wild Rose Press
Two Words Publishing
Wahida Clark Presents Publishing
Zertex Media Ltd.
We are still compiling our list and checking for errors that may have occurred during last year's submissions that may affect this list. You patience is greatly appreciated.
Approved Publisher FAQ
How can I get my publisher approved to submit?
First, be sure to check the list of already approved publishers first. If your company is not listed you can just fill out a short form for IAA leadership to review. This is only for AUDIOBOOK publishers. If your book has a print publisher that does not own the audiobook rights that company should not be listed.
Please note that if you self-publish your audiobooks, and do not produce books for other narrators or authors, or you went through a distributor like ACX, Author’s Republic, Findaway, or Spoken Realms then you will enter as self-published and type “N/A” in the publisher field. Likewise, companies that offer assistance with self-publishing (but do not provide any production services) would not qualify as an audiobooks publisher.
What if I don't see the name of my publisher in the dropdown list on the submission form?
First, check the title's listing on Audible to verify who is listed as the audio publisher. (This will be the second copyright listed: e.g. ©2020 John Grisham (P)2020 Random House Audio)
If the author or narrator are listed as the audio rights holder on Audible we consider the title to be self-published and you will enter "N/A" for the publisher.
The narrator or author used a distributor to publish this title. Why don't I see them listed?
Distributors, such as ACX, Author's Republic, Findaway, Spoken Realms, or similar, are not publishing companies. If the title was self-published using a distributor it is considered "self-published" and you will choose "N/A" from the dropdown.
What if I don't see my publisher on the approved list?
If the audio publisher isn't listed please have the publisher fill out an approval form. (The form is temporarily disabled, but will be back and listed at the top of this page soon)
This is only for audio publishers, not the print publisher. If you are unsure about whether or not your print publisher also produced the audio title you can check your Audible listing to see who has the production copyright. (This will be the second copyright listed: e.g. ©2020 John Grisham (P)2020 Random House Audio)