Los Angeles, CA –Two of the world’s leading audio publishers have entered into a multi-language, long-term agreement to invest over a million Euros in translation and production to make Podium’s bestselling sci-fi and fantasy titles available to readers and listeners in major international markets in Europe and The Americas.
Podium Audio and Saga Egmont, both digital-first publishers, have signed a multi-year agreement which will publish several of Podium Audio’s bestselling titles initially in Spanish, French, German, Italian and Polish languages.
“We’re thrilled to announce this partnership, and we’re very much looking forward to launching Podium’s world class sci-fi catalog in five languages and delivering premium audiobook titles to readers across the world.”Marie Noack, Programme Manager at Saga Egmont
Number One Bestseller on Audible
Among the authors included in the deal is New York Times bestselling author Craig Alanson, whose most recent novel, Breakaway, hit #1 on Audible.com. As a whole Alanson’s Expeditionary Force series has topped $35 million in English language sales revenue in only 5 years on the market. In addition to Alanson, Saga Egmont will be launching works by other top Podium authors including: J.N. Chaney, Christopher Hopper, Shirtaloon, Glynn James, Michael Stephen Fuchs, Christopher G. Nuttall, Lindsay Buroker, John Bierce, Keith C. Blackmore, Chris Fox, Edward W. Robertson, Apollos Thorne, James Rosone, Jason Anspach, K.A. Knight, and Sarah Lyons Fleming.
All have proven to do extremely well in audio on the U.S. market, and Saga Egmont’s team of audiobook editors from Poland, Germany, France, Spain, and Italy are now in the process of selecting translators and voices from Saga Egmont’s already established network.
“Podium’s extraordinarily talented authors reach their English-language readers via Amazon and Audible’s digital first platforms creating passionate fanbases. And now Saga adds its global distribution and local market-knowledge making this is a story of how two digitally focused publishing houses can help authors gain a global audience. Digital publishing is a well of opportunities for the authors and the publishing industry.”Lasse Korsemann Horne, Saga Egmont’s Publishing Director
Scott Dickey, Podium CEO, added “Saga’s scale, entrepreneurial spirit and publishing pedigree makes them an ideal partner for Podium to rapidly expand our reach globally while maintaining our high quality production values.”
Podium’s Publisher, Victoria Gerken, concurred saying “our authors are thrilled at the opportunity this initiative provides to expand their fanbase internationally.”