How do I get an audiobook published? The first step is to have a published manuscript via a printed book or ebook. The production process starts with activities such as manuscript preparation, narration coaching, and studio scheduling. Once the manuscript is narrated, your audiobook will go through several post-production stages that culminates into a quality-controlled and listener-friendly product. The final step will be distributing your audiobook so you can promote sales.
When is the best time to start the audiobook production process? ODDUA works with authors with a published manuscript, in either an ebook format or printed version. If your book has not yet been edited or published, please refer to our resources page. We have several trusted partners that can help you finalize your manuscript. Lastly, make sure you have audio copyrights to your book before proceding to production.
Are audiobooks worth it for authors? Yes! Audiobooks are gaining in popularity. According to Statista, the number of adults who have listened to an audiobook is 46% and growing. Professionally-produced audiobooks helps authors cast a wider net, reaching more of their desired audience. Audiobooks can help authors attain more sales and grow their influence.
How much does an author make per audiobook download? It depends on who you choose to produce your audiobook. At ODDUA Publishing, we support equitable profit sharing with authors. We believe authors should benefit financially from their hard work and published manuscript
How much does an author get from Audible or similar distributors? The royalty percentage varies depending upon the contractual agreement, especially if the audiobook is an exclusive or available for purchase on additional distribution platforms. At ODDUA, we offer a generous equitable profit sharing agreement with authors.