Can you Make and Sell an Audiobook if your Book is on KDP Select?

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Yes you can. Short books and audiobooks are the in thing right now. Lots of Indies are working with ACX to have their books made into audio to sell with Amazon’s Audible. You can either pay a narrator and keep all your royalties, or you can opt to share the audiobook’s royalties with the narrator, in which case you pay nothing upfront. Unfortunately this service isn’t available to authors anywhere other than the United States and the United Kingdom. I would definitely use this service if it was available to me, and if any of you scribblers haven’t yet explored the possibilities of audio, it looks to be well worth the effort to have a look.

I have seen a few authors who refuse to have any part of Audible, because of their seven year exclusive distribution rights and insistence on the use of DRM though, so not everyone…

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HOWL SWEET IT IS!! “The Wolf’s Moon” by Patrick Jones NEW #AUDIOBOOK RELEASE FROM #AUDIBLE #ACX!

The Wolf's Moon by Patrick Jones #ACX #Audible #Audiobook #Amazon

NEW RELEASE AT ACX AUDIBLE! BUY NOW!!

The Wolf's Moon by Patrick JonesThe Wolf’s Moon by Patrick Jones has been on the market for the past three years and is still holding it’s own.

I sent copies to my brothers only to find out unless there are pictures with the words, well…you can imagine the rest.

Then, I met a fourth grade teacher who told me she no longer had time to read novels anymore.  Rachel said she did miss that part of her life, but her kids came first-as well they should.

My plight was how to reach people who just did not read for whatever the reason.

After spending some hours talking with my wife, she suggested that we again look into an audio book.

Since I am a self-published author, the cost of putting the book on CD was out of the question.

Pat and Sandy Jones

HOW MUCH?? O M G!

My wife, Sandy, suggested that we look into the possibility of an audiobook online.  After all, one can read a book using a computer or a notebook, so why not to listen to one?

ACX Audible Amazon

After quite a bit of researching, the company ACX Audible (owned by Amazon) was the choice.  We were even allowed to pick the voice of the narrator.

Mark Westfield was the man picked for the job – and a great pick he turned out to be!

Mark Westfield, Narrator

Mark Westfield, Narrator

He worked long and hard hours turning out what is now the finished product.  Mark’s work is excellent!

It is one that I hope you truly enjoy.

Saying all of that, I know from your emails that you are all patiently waiting for the next installment of The Linden Chronicles.

The Wolf's Moon by Patrick Jones, The Linden Chronicles

Good news for my valued readers.  Last night, the editing the newly copyrighted short novel, The River, was finished.  Cover reveal to follow soon…stay tuned.

We hope that within the next three weeks it will be out for your reading enjoyment!

So you know, I started what was to be another short story but it took on a life of it’s own.

It now sits at over 70,000 words (without revisions).

The sequel to The Wolf’s Moon is well underway.

Well my friends, this is the update.

Continue to follow my website, The Linden Chronicles, for the latest news and many other items of interest.

One more thing:  Thanks to all for the kind words, thoughts and all of your prayers.

It has been a rough three years, but you guys made it better!

To all of you, many thanks and love,

Pat

 

HOT OFF THE PRESS: “The Wolf’s Moon” by Patrick Jones is LIVE ON AUDIBLE!!

Wow…I just found the link to “The Wolf’s Moon” on Audible.

HOWL KEWL IS THAT???

Check it out if you like!

<Jumping up and down>

Just click on this link:  http://www.audible.com/pd/Mysteries-Thrillers/The-Wolfs-Moon-Audiobook/B013TNC3H2

 

The Wolf's Moon by Patrick Jones live on Audible

SNEAK PEAK! “The Wolf’s Moon” Audio Book in Final Production!

The Wolf’s Moon” Audio Book is in the final production steps for release in August/September 2015 timeframe!  Working with ACX Audible to bring the book to life has been a “THRILLING” experience with Mark Westfield of Westfield Audio Arts at the helm!  Please find a “SNEAK PEAK” of the retail audio sample below with an accompanying picture and short bio of Mark Westfield.  Just click on the Sound Cloud clip for a 5 minute sample, but make sure to LOCK THE DOORS AND WINDOWS FIRST!!!  🙂  Enjoy!

Narrated by:  Mark Westfield

Mark Westfield, Narrator

Mark Westfield, Narrator

Mark Westfield’s Bio:

Westfield Audio Arts founder Mark Westfield started as an intern in a small basement studio and was soon providing voice overs for local companies. He has also produced live and studio sound for touring acts, and is now running Westfield Audio Arts, a full-service professional voice over company specializing in audiobook narration and production.

Audiobooks that Mark has narrated and produced have sold many thousands of copies around the world. He has extensive experience with both fiction and non-fiction audiobooks and is capable of multiple accents. Mark can convincingly voice both male and female characters.

In late 2014, Mark was recognized as an “Example of Excellence” in audiobook narration by Patrick Fraley (Hanna-Barbera, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, I Am Legend).

Contact Mark at Mark@WestfieldAudioArts.com to learn more about having him narrate your audiobook!”

 

 

The Wolf’s Moon – An Audio Book Update…

Wow! Check it out! “The Wolf’s Moon” audio book featured on Chris The Story Reading Ape’s blog!

6 Things You Didn’t Know About Publishing on ACX | Author Marketing Institute

Excellent article from Author Marketing Institute about Audible ACX from Amazon audio books. Did you know “The Wolf’s Moon”  is currently in production at Audible ACX?  Do you like the new cover for the audiobook? Mark Westfield will be narrating the audiobook!  I can’t wait for the final copy!!
The Wolf's Moon by Patrick Jones Audible ACX Audiobook Cover The Linden Chronicles Book 1

6 Things You Didn’t Know About Publishing on ACX | Author Marketing Institute.