Since I have started selling my audiobooks uploading them through acx.com and then selling them through a agreement with audible.com this is the audio book selling arm of amazon.com . I have four audiobooks selling so far and with the acx.com academy and it’s pool of voice artists it is even easier to co produce audiobooks with these experts narrators who can voice according to the wants of the rights holder in this case the author of the book . You can post for auditions and for people to produce your book into audio book , choose from the pool of vo artist from a American Yankee to a British Aristocrat , re kindle and brighten up your stories ignite the spark in your words by asking experts to narrate and produce your audio books . Simple as the author you hold the right to correct and approve the first 15 min of your audiobook and you can ask for two corrections in all after the VO artist has been approved and selected . You can upload your books in PDF format and also audition scripts , giving pointers as to the tone and feel of the narration you want . Be descriptive you can further funnel and choose from male or female voice , language English or French you can even select the type and tone of the narration like motivational , flirtatious , inspiring , gruff , child like and so on .
As a rights holder you can set time lines to the delivery of audiobook once the first 15 min is approved the remaining book should be delivered after ten business days , again the rights holder is allowed two corrections . I top class VO artist with more then 30 odd audiobooks selling will change $100 per finished hour of audiobook . One hour of audiobook is 9500 words roughly . When you submit your post asking for a producer you will mention the word count of your e book .
The money is shared 20% royalty to the producer who is a hired help for the completion of the project . audible will send the producers share directly to him . But is you choose to pay first per hour money has to reach the producer within 30 days of submission of the finished audio book module . The author cannot sell the rights to distribution and sale of audiobook to any other third party . If the producer and the rights holder are not able to form a working relationship they can terminate the deal and the rights holder can re post it . The producer has three days to respond affirm or cancel a agreement .
Remember the first 15 min has to be submitted by the producer within 4 working days of approval of VO artist and the remaining in the next 10 working days and only two revisions allowed at each stage .
You can also promote these books to your readers and entre contest like the first audiobook of yours if bought by an audible member listener you get $ 50 as extra bonus in your royalty cheques . You can also entre your e book in pen pal writing contests initiated by KDP and win up to 5 lakhs in prize money .