In May, I wrote about Audible’s launch of the Audiobook Creation Exchange, or ACX.com. Audible, the leading company in downloadable audiobooks, created the site because they determined their listeners are voracious readers, and the demand for new audiobooks continues to increase. Currently,only about 5% of books are made into audiobooks. Since ACX is open to authors, I thought a narrator’s perspective might help you decide whether to list your title on ACX for audiobook production.
Some info could be provided as additional download material, such as illustrations in a PDF document. Still, you can’t assume that the listener has a device with a display or that they will take the time to download or view the additional material on their computer.
- Questionnaires with a point scale or essay questions — Many personal development books contain assessments and quizzes that need to be worked on paper.
- Statistical graphs
- Textbooks with problems to solve
I look forward to your comments the blog. If you do decide to post your book on ACX, let me know. I just might audition for it!