Modern Lore is a small independent audiobook publisher based out of Toronto, Ontario. It’s owned and lead by Michelle Kaatz, previously the Director of Acquisitions & Productions at Novel Audio and original co-founder of Author's Republic. We’re publishing fiction and non-fiction titles that we believe will stand up as the classics of tomorrow: quality books with impact and staying power. Our first titles will be released in 2019.


Modern Lore Audio is now acquiring our first round of titles to be published in 2019.  We're mostly focused on titles of personal interest to the publisher, but as a guideline are generally happy to consider: 

  • Speculative fiction
  • Literary fiction
  • Social issues
  • Science, history, and technology (esp. AI)
  • Biography & memoir
  • Business & entrepeneurship
  • Classic titles by Canadian authors

Currently, we are primarily looking to acquire backlist titles.


We use a wide distribution network of reputable retail and library platforms to make our titles available in as many places as possible, including:

Audible, iTunes, Amazon, Audiobooks.com, Rakuten Kobo, Walmart, Google, Overdrive, Hoopla, Downpour, Storytel, Findaway, and others.