As June comes to a close, so does National Audiobook Appreciation Month. I’ve commemorated the occasion with several social media posts and a blog entry on my website. I’ve chiefly concentrated on re-releasing my audiobooks on Audible and making them available through Findaway Voices for global distribution in all the places audiobooks are sold, including libraries.
I started this project back in early 2022 and even wrote about it here at Austen Authors in March. The timeline for the project stretched well into this month because I took the opportunity to refresh the majority of the audiobook covers and product descriptions. Here’s a look at some of the new and improved designs.
For the longest time, I was hesitant to move away from exclusive distribution via ACX (Audiobook Creation Exchange), but I’m glad I did. So far, my efforts have met with great success. Indeed, sales volume through Findaway Voices for the past few months has exceeded 10% of ACX sales volume for nearly a decade.
I’m also excited about the possibility of selling audiobooks directly to listeners via my Authors Direct storefront. With no middleman grabbing the largest share of the selling price, savings of up to seventy-five percent of Audible prices are available. This is a win-win for Rights Holders in want of expanded reach and profits and listeners in want of great savings, alike.
Relating this all back to the JAFF community, the acceptance of audiobooks continues to grow. I likened this to the gradual acceptance of eBooks. It took some time to transition from paperbacks to eBooks, but just look at us now. I have every reason to think the same will be true for audiobooks. It’s just a matter of time.
Matter of Trust: The Shades of Pemberley is available for free on my Authors Direct storefront. Visit today and claim your copy. This limited-time-only offer also applies to Bewitched, Body and Soul. Click either title for more!
All my eBooks (save those currently enrolled in Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited) are available to read for free on SCRIBD. Now, all my audiobooks will soon be available to listen to for free on SCRIBD too.