Like AudioBooks? They’re on the Rise, Big Time

Vik RubenfeldFor Readers, For Writers0 Comments

via ePublish a Book.

According to a survey conducted by the Audio Publisher Association APA published last December, the size of the market for audio-books has grown to $1.2 billion for 2013.

This is up from $800 million in 2011 and $1 billion in 2012, a steady and consistent growth.

Interested in creating an Audiobook? Jeff Bennington talks about a way to do it for free:

ACX stands for Audio book Creation Exchange, a website where writers and voice professionals can hook up to create top-notch audio books. ACX is actually a sister site of Audible.com, which is owned by Amazon. It is a website where voice-over professionals (VOP’s) and writers can do business within a simple and streamlined website. The site provides everything you need to download your “script”, sign official contracts, and produce your audio book(s) on time and to your satisfaction. Once produced, ACX will upload your audio books to their online retailing partners.

At ACX, you have choices, too.

You can pay the VOP by the recorded hour and keep all of your royalties, or you can contract a 50-50 shared royalty at no cost to you. You can even record your audio book yourself if you want to. ACX has produced dozens of tutorials on YouTube, so you can learn the ropes before you get started.

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