Audiobooks are the fastest growing area of the book industry. This is a fact. If you are a serious writer who actively markets your books and you want a second income from your writing, audiobooks can be the perfect solution if done correctly. Plus, a great narrator can really make your story come alive. Audiobook listeners are hungry and often talk loud and proud about audiobooks and narrators they love. This is great exposure for your work and your brand.
The easiest way to produce an audiobook is through Amazon's ACX, but there are pros and cons depending on what's right for you. However, producing an audiobook can also come with challenges that many authors don't know how to overcome. For a new author who doesn't know where to look, information on the process can be hard to find. For the more seasoned authors who know the process but are on a budget, finding a good narrator can be a difficult since not many tenured narrators audition for royalty share jobs on ACX. More often than not, we hear about authors who have had their books on ACX for months, but have not received a single audition. That's where we can help.
Audio Bookfly has partnered with Tove Productions to bring authors and narrators together. To submit your book to us, please fill out our submission questionnaire at the bottom of this page. All work is pre-screened by our team. If selected, we will work with you on all aspects of your project, from production to marketing needs. We will also provide you with a step-by-step guide on everything you need to do during the process. To read more about the narrators we work with, our marketing strategies, or to submit your book to us, click through the links on the top left side of this page.
Note: Please read through the "Before You Get Started" section below before filling out the submission form.
BEFORE YOU GET STARTED
Audiobooks are an investment, one that will pay off if you market your book correctly and hire a high quality narrator. In order to have a better understanding about the audiobook process, there are a few things to think about.
When you produce an audiobook through ACX, you have 4 different options to choose from. You can choose to do Royalty Share or Paid Per Finished Hour. Here is a more in depth look at the options:
If you choose to go with one of the Paid Per Finished Hour options, below is a chart for the estimated cost of producing an audiobook. For a complete breakdown of what comes with a Paid Per Finished Hour (PFH) rate, click HERE.
*Note: The $300 Production Rate is an example ONLY, as every narrator charges a different rate.
How do I choose the right price for my audiobook?
We hate to break it to you, but you don't get to choose. Your price based on the length of the book and is determined by the retailer. Each retailer independently prices your audiobook at their sole discretion. While not always the case, the regular price on Audible for an audiobook is generally set as follows:
Although the above represents general guidelines of audiobooks sold on Audible, Audible retains the sole discretion to set the price of the audiobooks it sells. Additionally, consumers can buy your audiobook "a la carte" for the above price, but many Audible customers are Audible Listener members who can purchase the audiobook with an Audible "credit" that they get as part of their membership. These credits are generally for about $15 per month. This means that even if your book is priced at $24.95, your royalty will be based on the $15 membership. Note: Audible does not control how iTunes prices an audiobook in their store. However, no matter how they price it, you will be paid the same amount as you are for Audible "a la carte" sales.
What factors does Audio Bookfly look at during the submission process?
What does it cost to submit my book to Audio Bookfly?
READY TO SUBMIT?
Return to the top and fill out the form on the right hand side of this page. Note: if you are on a mobile device, the form is only accessible on a computer. Please allow up to two weeks for a response. If selected, a narrator will be in touch with you about the next steps for your project. Thank you for considering Audio Bookfly for your audiobook needs!
Please read through all of the information on this page before filling out this form.
*At this time, Audio Bookfly is not accepting Royalty Share deals. Hybrid Royalty will be determined by narrator availability and interest.
**Audio Bookfly does not produce your audiobook. We work with Tove Audiobooks to help authors navigate the audiobook process and help find the best way to bring your book to audio.