Karen Commins’s Audiobook Marketing Cheat SheetLast updated 27 April 2023 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 […]Read MoreHow to Afford Your Editor, Proofer, or Narrator TODAYAn 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. […]Read MoreSetting Sail In Audiobooks: A Video For AuthorsIn writing a response on author Elizabeth Spann Craig’s blog about tips for success on ACX.com, I realized I had been remiss in adding my latest video to my own blog! 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 […]Read MoreAudiobook Marketing Ideas Twitter ChatOn 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 Read MoreDual Gender Narrations in AudiobooksAn 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 can tell you why […]Read MoreHow to Submit Your Audiobooks for Review in AudioFile MagazineACX.com hosted a Twitter chat with AudioFile Magazine, the audiobook industry's oldest and best publication, so narrators and publishers could learn about AudioFile's purpose and review policies.
I added all of the Q&A tweets that I could find, along with some headlines highlighting key points.Read MoreAuthors: Want to Create Audiobooks of Your Books?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, […]Read More