You probably have already heard how vital audiobooks can be for your sales, when done the right way. A lot of authors think that if you don’t have an audiobook a reader will simply download the ebook version or buy the paperback or hardcover, but this is not always the case. With audiobooks you will potentially reach an audience that might not read and thus might not buy a copy of your book otherwise.
Digital audiobooks continue to be the fastest growing segment in publishing. Not only is the entire publishing industry making more money, but there is more choice available for customers. In 2019 audiobook sales increased by 16% in the United States and generated over $1.2 billion dollars in revenue, whereas in 2018 it only made $940 million, an increase of 25% from 2017. You know what is surprising about that $1.2 billion digital audiobooks made? Ebooks only made $983 million, so for the first time ever, US audiobook sales have eclipsed ebook sales. The global audiobooks market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 24.4% from 2020 to 2027 to reach USD 14.99 billion by 2027. So it is a great idea to jump on that wagon now.
We work with some of the best narrators in the field. And all of them are part of SAG-AFTRA (the Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Actors.).
Listen to some samples below (samples of other narrators will be added soon).
Narration only – delivery of (clean) raw .wav files $209/PFH (PER FINISHED HOUR)
Narration + Post-Production $275/PFH
If your budget is a bit tight and if you don’t mind sharing the royalties with the narrator, we've got you covered too. The discount rate for our royalty share program (RS+) is $110/PFH + 50% net royalties. For these projects we need to review the full manuscript and your author marketing plan prior to signing our contract.
First time clients pay 30% Upon Approval of the “Checkpoint” and the balance 70% Net 5 business days of final submission.
This price includes uploading to the audiobook stores and working one-on-one with the narrator for any assistance. We publish through Audiobooks Unleashed which distributes to 60+ platforms (Audible, Apple, Chirp, Scribd, Google, Overdrive, etc. etc.). This way, your audiobook will be live everywhere.
The narrator(s) typically produces an 8-10 hour (75,000 – 90,000 word) audio book in 10-12 business days, and a fully edited/mastered audiobook in 18-25 business days. Projects typically need to be reserved 3-4 weeks before production begins.
Audiobook Post-Production (Only):
Editing/Mastering: $82.50 PFH
Proofing: $27.50 PFH
Combo: $93.50 PFH
The marketing of your audiobook:
We also coordinate virtual audiobook blog/podcast tours, get very involved in marketing (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube) for our Royalty Share + program.) and help out in other ways. Contact us for the possibilities.