Your Questions Answered 

We understand you may be full of questions about the process of creating and selling your audiobook. We have gathered the most important and common questions with answers below. If you have more questions do not hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to help.

 

Production FAQs

How much does it cost to produce an audiobook?
We literary offer the most attractive and competitive rates compared to other production services.  Our rates include the full service from casting, narration, editing, quality control, mastering, publishing and promotional video trailer and ISBN. The final price of an audiobook production is based on the final length of the audiobook (Per Final Hour)  Òur rates 

Will my audiobook be compatible to be sold on Audible and other majors sites?

Yes. We know it is mandatory for your audiobook to meet the industry requirements (aka ACX requirements) audiobooks need to be able to be accepted by all platforms. We have partnered with the industry experts at www.e-AudioProductions.com for quality control check to ensure your audiobook will be accepted by all platforms.

 

How do you choose your talent roster?

The reality is that the marketplace is awash with narrators looking for work and we receive a large amount of demo submissions from narrators looking to work with us.  Even though we'd like to work with everyone and give all narrators the opportunity to record audiobooks we carefully select our roster based on two important factors. Talent and ability to record Great Audio Quality. We have partnered with the industry experts at e-AudioProductions.com to quality check the audio of all narrators before we add them to our roster. 

Can music be added to my audiobook opening and closing credits?

It is becoming common for audiobooks to include backing music in the opening and closing files. For an additional charge of $50 the audio producers at e-AudioProductions.com can take care of that and even compose an original music theme and mix it in nicely. For an additional charge they can produce a video trailer for your audiobook promotion. 

 

Do I choose the narrator?
Yes, you select the narrator you would like to perform your audiobook. This can happen in two ways.

1. You can browse through our carefully selected talent roster, listen to their voice performance styles and capabilities and request a sample production with any of the narrators you choose so you can make your final decision.  

2. Send us your project description and give us some thoughts on your ideal narrator. Our casting director will take care of bringing you the best voices that match your description and send you 3 to 5 audio samples to choose from.

​Can I have more than one narrator?
If your book features multiple characters and POVs, casting a different voice for each character really breaths life into the story and the listening experience for your audience. This requires extra care during post production and mixing to make all voices sound balanced together, retain a constant in volume level and clear mix.  This option is available at with an additional $50 PFH for each voice.

How long will it take?
A generally it takes 4 - 6 weeks for an average length audiobook to be completed. However there are many factors involved in estimating production time: the length and nature of the book, the number of characters, the difficulty of the book and the narrator’s availability.

How do I get my audiobook?
Upon completion you will receive a link to download your distribution-ready audiobook in mp3 format. 

​Do you work with authors outside of the U.S.?
​Yes, we are happy to produce audiobooks for authors all around the world. 

 

Publishing / Distribution FAQs

What do I need to get my audiobook published

There are specific requirements needed to get your audiobook published and we will take care of all that for you.

You will need. 1. ISBN (International Standard Book Number) Your audiobook's unique number. 2. Audio files need to meet the industry requirements of loudness and format.  3. Cover image needs to meet the requirements regarding dimensions and clarity

What are your publishing options and distribution ways?
After your audiobook is produced it is time for it to hit the digital shelves. We will gladly handle the setup for distribution on your behalf to all major retail and library outlets via one of the two major distributors. Authors Republic or Findaway. We will create your account, upload your audiobook, cover image and make sure everything is done correctly so your audiobook will be accepted as soon as possible. After that we will hand over your account to you so you can monitor your sales and receive your payments directly.  Your account is yours and we do not keep a share of the royalties. You will also be able to start selling immediately on our platform ShopAudiobooks.com 

Where will my audiobook be sold on?

Major distributors like Authors Republic and FIndaway will get your audiobook on numerous retail sites including

Audible, iTunes, Audiobooks.com, Scribd, Nook, TuneIn, Playster, StoryTel, Hibooks, DownPour, Libro.fm, BandCamp, Overdrive, Hoopla, Audiobooksnow, Chirp, 24Symbols and many more.

 

ShopAudiobooks.com Can you explain?

Our platform/library that gives authors the chance to sell their audiobooks as vendors and also use the product page as a promotional tool along with the amazing features listed below.

1. Quick Publishing. We created ShopAudiobooks.com to help authors start selling their audiobooks faster after production is completed as it generally takes 30 - 60 days for audiobooks to be available on retail sites after being submitted.

2. Highest royalty share. ShopAudiobooks.com is a platform where authors can sell their audiobooks as vendors and receive a full and true 75% of each sale. 

3. Dedicated One Stop Publishing Page.  Great tool! The audiobook/product pages include everything you need to promote your audiobook, sell directly from within ShopAudiobooks.com platform,  Promotional Video Trailer with graphics, voice over, music/sfx, audiobook sample, description and direct links to your audiobook on other major platforms  for audience that prefer to purchase from other sites due to their paid subscription plans.  Example a listener may have a subscription plan on Audible with which he can download the audiobook for free (author still gets paid). So he can click on the link and be redirected to your audiobook on Audible. 

Do I have to use you for distribution?
Not at all. You’re welcome to distribute your audiobook yourself. It’s always your choice. However your audiobook will be included in our ShopAudiobooks library for extra promotion even if you prefer to not allow sales. If you wish to allow sales in the future you can do so at any time.

How much will I make on each sale?

On ShopAudiobooks.com sellers receive a full and true 75% of each sale made on the ShopAudiobooks.com cart platform. Example: The retail price is $10. Author receives $7.5 and and pays the platform $2.5. 

Via Distribution Platforms. Distribution platforms will get your audiobook on numerous retail sites. In most cases retail sites will keep a 50% share of sales and pay the distributor the other 50%. The distributor will then pay 80% of that to the author. Example: Your audiobook retail price is $10. Retailer will keep $5 and pay $5 to the distributor. Distributor will then keep $1 and the author will receive $4. From Audible sales, distributors receive a smaller share at 25% of list price for every sale of which 80% goes to the author.

ShopAudiobooks.com Can you explain?

Our platform for authors to sell their audiobooks as vendors and also use the product page as a promotional tool along with the amazing features listed below.

1. Quick Publishing. We created ShopAudiobooks.com to help authors start selling their audiobooks faster after production is completed as it generally takes 30 - 60 days for audiobooks to be available on retail sites after being submitted.

2. Highest royalty share. ShopAudiobooks.com is a platform where authors can sell their audiobooks as vendors and receive a full and true 75% of each sale. 

3. Dedicated One Stop Publishing Page.  reat tool! The audiobook/product pages include everything you need to promote your audiobook, sell directly from within ShopAudiobooks.com platform or link to other major retailers, Promotional Video Trailer with graphics, voice over, music/sfx, audiobook sample, description and direct links to your audiobook on other major platforms  for audience that prefer to purchase from other sites due to their paid subscription plans.  Example a listener may have a subscription plan on Audible with which he can download the audiobook for free (author still gets paid). So he can click on the link and be redirected to your audiobook on Audible. 

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