So today I posted my book, Evertrue, on ACX in the hopes of turning it into an audiobook. For anyone thinking of doing the same, the process was fairly quick and easy, even despite having to do an Amazon Tax interview! [It wasn’t as painful as it sounds.] I discovered I can offer the project as a royalties share, which makes a huge difference. Having limited funds I need to keep costs down, and promoting the book itself, and making it available to different types of readers, is more valuable to me than earning from it. What I want more than anything is readers. I hate seeing my work sitting on my laptop unread.
So now I have to wait to see if a producer/narrator answers the call with an audition. I’ll let you know if I hear anything 😀 Even if I get no response, I see every step as valuable experience to use with my future projects, most notably with my YA fantasy, which is currently still out on its critical read. I hope the assessment isn’t too bad and doesn’t require a major overhaul. I’ve worked so hard on it, reading every structure book to polish it repeatedly, changing scenes, especially the opening, to make it the best I can.
In the meantime, let me know if you’ve used the ACX service, or any other platform such as Findaway Voices, and how you got on, or if you know of any good narrators who charge reasonable rates. I also like to think that any information that doesn’t work for me might work for someone else, so please do comment if you have any thoughts.
All the best,