Audiobook deals used to be for the very few, even among the traditionally published, but things have changed in recent years. Audiobooks are the biggest growth area in publishing, and audiobook services to create your own audiobooks are now available.
Some companies offer three possible ways to pay for having your book turned into an audiobook: you pay all the costs and get all the profits, you give a large percentage of the profits in lieu of paying the costs, or you pay part of the costs for a higher percentage of the profits.
If you are self-published, you haven’t licensed your rights so you can go ahead with your plan to create your own audiobooks. If your book has been published by a small or traditional press, READ YOUR CONTRACT to see if they have audiobook rights to that book. If so, you are out of luck.
Here are a series of links to articles by authors who have created their own books which will offer you advice on getting started.
A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO AUDIOBOOKS, 2014
AN AUTHOR’S EXPERIENCE USING ACX TO CREATE AN AUDIOBOOK:
GETTING STARTED WITH AUDIOBOOKS:
FIVE COMMON AUDIOBOOK MISCONCEPTIONS, 2016:
ONE AUTHOR’S EXPERIENCE WITH ACX:
USING ACX.COM TO CREATE AUDIOBOOKS:
HOW TO CREATE AN AUDIOBOOK, 2014:
THREE THINGS TO CONSIDER, AUDIOBOOKS:
CREATING YOUR OWN AUDIOBOOKS:
FINDING THE BEST NARRATOR: