Episode 14: Audio Books
What’s your most recent release?
Dean Chills: Forbidden Winter
H. K. Kiting: Riding the Tide
Episode 14: Audiobooks
Dean: I mentioned a few episodes back that I had a few audio books out, and I got several emails asking how that works.
Question 1: Where can you sell audio books?
ACX – CreateSpace – Your own website – CD Baby
Question 2: Should I narrate my own books or not?
Doing it yourself:
Are you the same sex as the narrator?
Are you comfortable doing it?
Do you sound natural doing it?
Can you do the voices or accents?
Paying someone else to narrate your story
Where can you find narrators?
Revenue split through ACX
Question 3: What do I need to do it myself?
Question 4: How much can I make?
40% on ACX sales. The Author and Narrator each get 20%. Pricing varies depending on length.
Createspace charges $4.95 + 15% of the sale
Your site: The Sky’s the limit