Many authors want to make their books available as audiobooks. The most popular way for authors to turn their books into audiobooks is by using a service called ACX. This blog post is all about the process of turning your book into an audiobook through ACX. Let’s take a look at the steps to success…
Confirm you have audio rights for your book by checking your print book contract. If you have the audio rights, then for purposes of ACX, you are a Rights Holder.
Create a Profile:
Create a Title Profile by describing your book and the type of narrator best suited for it. You’ll also post a excerpt from your book to serve as the Audition Script for potential narrators.
Find a Producer:
Post your book so Producers can audition. You can listen to sample narrations and invite a handful of producers to audition for your book.
Review auditions from interested Producers.
Make a Deal:
You can make an Offer to a Producer to produce your audiobook by sending the Producer a Production Offer Page. If the Producer accepts the Offer, you have a deal on ACX.
Your producer will record and upload a fifteen-minute checkpoint of the audiobook, which you can approve or provide feedback. When the sample is approved, the producer will record the full project.
Approve the Final Product:
You can ask the Producer to make up to two rounds of corrections to your finished audiobook. When you’re happy, you pay your producer directly, unless you agreed to a Royalty Share deal.
ACX distributes your audiobook through Audible, Amazon, and iTunes under both the exclusive and non-exclusive contracts. If you grant non-exclusive distribution rights, then you can distribute through additional channels.