Last updated 28 December 2022
Don’t you just LOVE to market your audiobooks?
I think many people would answer an emphatic NO! to that question, in part because they feel uncertain how to proceed.
This page will give you plenty of creative ideas for promoting your audiobook!
Before we get to those ideas, I want to point out that the author and publisher should do most of the marketing and promotion of the title. Even on royalty share contracts, the narrator’s role in and effect from promotion is minimal. Narrators typically have larger portfolios than authors and have
An author recently wrote that her fans were demanding audiobooks, but she couldn’t afford to spend any money up-front for the narrator’s fee and other costs of production.
Narrators frequently bemoan the fact that, instead of narrating the next book, they are spending too much time editing an audiobook because they can’t afford to hire an editor.
Thinking or saying “I can’t afford it” is often a knee-jerk reaction immediately offered by Resistance to keep
Last fall, I spoke at the Georgia Romance Writers annual conference to help authors get started with creating audiobooks. I recently created a 41-minute video from that presentation which:explores the audiobook landscape (beginning at 2:43) explains reasons every author should produce audiobooks of their books (beginning at 7:23) demonstrates Amazon Whispersync capability between an audiobook and Kindle ebook (beginning
On 18 March 2015, ACX hosted a Twitter chat about audiobook marketing with author assistant Kate Tilton. I used Storify to compile and categorize all of the tweets on this page so that the questions and answers are together.
Updated 12/21/17 Content moved to my Evernote account since Storify is discontinuing operation
An audiobook listener on Goodreads wrote recently:
“I’m hoping the powers-that-be realize this (and care) and we’ll see more audiobooks being narrated by dual-gender narrators.
And I don’t mean simply dividing up the chapters between a male and female narrator to read…I like the dialogue narrated by the relevant gender.”
I produced and co-narrated the 4-book Blue Suede Memphis mystery series (fun, cozy mysteries with romantic elements) where I voiced the narrative and all of the female parts, and a male actor
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.
ACX is a marvelous tool to help you exploit the audio rights to your