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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“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’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!”
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!!