Create an Audiobook
Text isn’t the only way to sell a book that you’ve written. While many people love to sit down with a paper or hardback book, or even an eReader, some hate reading at all. They want the story, but not the task. So to appeal to these people, you want to add audiobook versions of your masterpiece to your sales platforms. Audiobooks aren’t hard to create and they add a significant amount of income to your efforts. You can narrate your book yourself, or you can hire a narrator, or you can even use AI, that is getting better and better.
Audible for US Authors
Use Audible to help you record and polish your audiobook. Or, hire a professional narrator who can record it for you. They’ll do this for a flat fee or for a percentage of the sales. ACX which is the program that publishes Audiobooks for Amazon, only accepts authors from the US, UK, or Canada
You can also use Findaway Voices, or AuthorRepublic if you are in Australia, or elsewhere.
You can also try the newest kid off the block – Google auto narrated books. This is brand new and free in the beta phase. If you have a book in Google Play you can try this out now.
Other AI options include Amazon’s Polly, that is more DIY – but I did use it to create a podcast from one of my books. Check it out here.
Be sure to come back for the next episode of the 30-day series on self-publishing your own book!