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PAVE Studios Launches PAVE Publishing House and Announces Co-Publishing Partnership with Simon & Schuster

PAVE Studios Launches PAVE Publishing House and Announces Co-Publishing Partnership with Simon & Schuster

PAVE Studios

June 26, 2024

PAVE Studios, a forward-thinking new media company positioned at the intersection of audio, video, books, and entertainment, today announced the launch of PAVE Publishing House, an independent print and audiobook publishing venture. PAVE Publishing House will work with emerging and established creators as well as existing authors to launch compelling new titles under PAVE Studios and its brands, including Crime House and OpenMind.

“PAVE Publishing House is putting storytellers at the forefront with our innovative business model because we understand that when creators succeed, everyone succeeds,” said Max Cutler, Founder of PAVE Studios. “By meeting creators’ audiences where they are, we’re reimagining distribution and capitalizing on the massive podcast audience where monetization is limited to drive more revenue back to creators.”

PAVE Studios and Simon & Schuster, a global leader in general interest publishing, also announced a co-publishing partnership where the two companies will collaborate closely to discover, develop, and publish new book and audiobook titles. Under the agreement, PAVE branded titles will be jointly published under the Simon & Schuster trade imprint. In addition to the co-publishing agreement, Simon & Schuster will be the worldwide distributor for all PAVE Publishing House print titles.

“Our co-publishing deal with Simon & Schuster combines our strong creator relationships and robust marketing engine with their deep expertise in all facets of publishing, providing authors with a best-in-class team and the tools they need to succeed throughout the publishing lifecycle from development to writing and editing support. Partnering with a major publisher provides us with extensive production and distribution capabilities and valuable relationships with booksellers and retailers, while also enhancing our audiobook offerings,” added Cutler.

“We’re happy to partner with PAVE Studios, a truly innovative content creation studio, as they look to attract new authors with their business model,” said Jonathan Karp, President and Chief Executive Officer of Simon & Schuster. “Max Cutler and his team have consistently been on the cutting edge of new media, and in PAVE we see a dedication to creators that mirrors our focus on centering authors in all we do. Audiobooks continue to be the fastest-growing format in publishing, and PAVE’s roots in audio storytelling set us both up for continued growth and success as we work together to bring creators and their stories to the largest possible audience.”

This latest venture underscores PAVE Studios’ commitment to produce, distribute and consume content, including longform storytelling, across all formats, while cultivating and engaging vibrant fan communities. Additional announcements, including the creators and authors that PAVE will be collaborating with to publish new titles, will be made in the coming months.


Founded by Max Cutler, PAVE Studios is setting the stage for a better way of producing, distributing and consuming the world’s greatest original content, all while empowering creators, simplifying content discovery, and fostering vibrant fan communities. The recently launched media company is building a unique ecosystem of genre-specific studios and working alongside top creators such as Khloe Kardashian, Nicole Lapin, and Dr. Mark Hyman to unveil an array of fresh content across video, audio, books, live experiences, merchandise and more. This is creators, content and community coming together, paving the way for a new era in media.


Simon & Schuster, a global leader in general interest publishing, is dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for readers of all ages, and in all printed, digital and audio formats. Its distinguished roster of authors includes many of the world’s most popular and widely recognized writers, and winners of the most prestigious literary honors and awards. It is home to numerous well-known imprints and divisions such as Simon & Schuster, Scribner, Atria Books, Gallery Books, Adams Media, Avid Reader Press, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing and Simon & Schuster Audio and international companies in Australia, Canada, India, and the United Kingdom, and proudly brings the works of its authors to readers in more than 200 countries and territories. For more information visit our website at