I credit my early interest in audiobook production to ACX (Audiobook Creation Exchange). The platform afforded the ideal means for me to publish so many of my stories what with its generous stipend program and its ample supply of promotional coupons for free audiobooks (for which ACX fully compensated rights holders and producers as an incentive to work hard getting the word out to potential listeners). That is to say nothing of the bounty programs, escalating royalties based on sales volume, and its top-notch customer service. Those were the days. With such an advantageous alliance, the 7-year exclusive contract requirement seemed a minor concession.
Alas, things changed, and in ways I dare not cite here. Where my audiobook rights are concerned, I am now in complete control of my own destiny. ACX recently released me from all my contracts with the platform. So now I can do whatever I want with my titles—sell them everywhere audiobooks are sold, make them available to libraries, price them however I want. Oh, the possibilities!
While exclusive with ACX, my audiobooks were only available at Audible, Apple, and Amazon. Here’s where they’re available as I continue the process of moving everything to the new distributor(s), including ACX.
With twenty-two titles, the audiobook migration process will take some time but is well worth the effort. In fact, I am reaping the benefits already. For example, To Refuse Such a Man (the first audiobook I re-launched) was selected for a highly sought-after featured deal beginning in late April. Hooray!
I’m also taking the time to refresh select audiobook covers and blurbs as part of my wide-distribution strategy. Here’s a first look at the revamped covers for the next relaunches in store:
I’ve been an ardent audiobook advocate for nearly a decade. And now that I am in a better position to take advantage of the industry’s ever-expanding opportunities, my passion for audiobooks will surely grow.
What say you? Are you an audiobook lover too? If not, are you totally resolved against audiobooks, or are you still on the fence?
All my eBooks are available to read for FREE with a SCRIBD membership. Now my audiobooks will be available for FREE too. Here’s what’s available to date. Other titles are coming soon!