Founded in California in 2000, Tantor Audio has grown from a three person operation into a leading independent audiobook publisher, producing more than 70 new titles every month. Now located in two facilities in Old Saybrook, Connecticut, Tantor's talented team of associates, and over 100 of the industry's best narrators, are dedicated to providing the highest quality audio experience, all for the best value.
Tantor's formula for success starts with must-have authors and award-winning titles. Tantor's extensive catalog includes Man Booker, Pulitzer, and National Book Award winners, as well as countless New York Times bestsellers and titles with starred reviews from all the major publications. Tantor then adds the most popular and talented narrators to the mix, taking care to match the right voice to each book. The end result is award-winning audio. Tantor is the recipient of numerous Audie Awards, AudioFile Earphones Awards, Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Awards, and starred audio reviews.
Another key to Tantor's formula is audio innovation. Using proprietary software designed specifically for audiobook recording combined with print-on-demand technology, Tantor is able to quickly deliver today's hottest titles, in multiple formats, often simultaneous with the hardcover release. Tantor Studios is a full-service production facility serving the industry; Tantor launched a print/ebook program in 2012.
Kevin founded Tantor Audio with his wife, Laura, and brother, Allen. The company took its name from the elephant in Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the first audiobook title to be published. Kevin’s background as an engineer explains the focus on innovation that is central to the company’s success. Under his leadership, Tantor produced approximately 1,000 titles last year.
As Partner at Tantor, Laura is passionate about publishing “unforgettable” bestselling audiobooks paired with the best professional narrators in the industry - and providing an easy, affordable and convenient consumer experience. Dedicated to sharing her enthusiasm for the spoken word and building audiobook awareness, Laura also serves on the Audio Publishers Association Board and Public Relations committee.
Ron’s career in publishing began in 1996 as the Editorial Manager of New England Publishing Associates (NEPA), where he managed the production of and edited several books. From 2003 to 2005, he was a literary agent representing nonfiction for NEPA. He joined Tantor in 2005.
Hilary facilitates full audio, print, and eBook production for Tantor Media, Inc. An employee at Tantor for six years, Hilary started out in the editorial department, progressing into overseeing narration coordination, and later the Production Manager role.