Choose a voice actor. Or narrate it yourself.

Your book on 16 + channels: Audible, iTunes, & more.

You get the highest share of royalties; up to 75%.

Choose a voice actor. Or narrate it yourself.
Your book on 16 + channels: Audible, Scribd, & more.
You get the highest share of royalties; up to 75%.


The Independent Audiobook Publisher

Talking Book is THE independent audiobook publisher. We believe in producing stories that are gutsy and innovative. We’re all in this together, and that’s pretty darn cool.

The FACES behind the MOUTHS

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Ben Matchar


Ben founded Talking Book in a farmhouse in Vermont where he lived with a ghost and a massage therapist. He has won more than 100 Pulitzer Prizes, in his heart, where it really matters.


Kris Hartrum

Head Of Acquisitions

Kris studied creative writing and literature at Appalachian State. For six years he was a freelance writer in Tokyo, Japan where he also co-founded the literary community TYO MAG. After curating content for eBay in NYC, Kris moved to North Carolina to run his big fat mouth about Hemingway’s A Cat In The Rain and co-found Talking Book.

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Dave Burr

Head Of Production

Dave is a master of sound and all things mid-sized rural NC towns. He comes from another dimension and a long line of great David’s including Bowie and Byrne.


Dani Harris


Dani Harris is a bookcover designer and content curator for Talking Book. She is also a dancer and the badass mother of the one and only Max Henry Hartrum.


Jameson Hartrum

Account Manager

Jameson graduated with a BA in film and media production from the University of North Carolina at Asheville. Before coming to Talking Book he worked in both film and high-level sales. He is currently listening to Ready Player One by Ernest Cline.


Marcyanne Hanneman

Marketing & PR

Marcyanne is a first generation extraterrestrial and plant lover. For tales of her home world, you would have to ask her cat, Toru.


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