Deciding on whether or not to create an audio version of your book? If you’re still on the fence, let us help you out with some fun facts about audiobooks:
It’s a booming industry
The audiobook industry has seen double-digit growth for the 10th year in a row. It’s a billion dollar industry and you can join in on the growth! In 2021, nearly 74,000 audiobooks were published.
It’s entirely possible for you to have an audiobook
It’s never been easier to create and sell audiobooks. The interconnected nature of the world has made it increasingly more simple for self-published authors to create and sell audiobooks worldwide. As an author you can connect virtually with a narrator who will produce your audiobook from start to finish.
Reach new readers
You could be missing out on a whole subset of readers that prefer audioJust as readers have personal genre preferences, they also have format preferences. Some readers prefer to hold a physical book in their hands, while others need their hands free to enjoy a good book while commuting or walking the dog.
Hearing your work in audio is a whole new experience
Listening to the words that you painstakingly wrote in crystal clear audio performed by a professional narrator, creates a feeling like no other. It’s like that feeling of unboxing your very first printed book and seeing it in the physical realm.
Create an additional revenue stream
Audiobooks can provide an additional revenue stream for authors. The upfront cost of producing an audiobook can vary widely, and typically you’ll find an option within their budget that will give you a good return on investment. Ensure your readers can find your book in print, ebook, and audio. Having your book available in one format helps to drive sales to other formats.
Expand Your Audience and Boost Book Sales
When you’re ready to embark on your audiobook journey with Author’s Republic, here’s how you can get started:
Create your Audiobook
- The Author’s Republic Studio: Hire a professional audiobook narrator virtually, and manage the production yourself.
- Managed Production: Let one of our production managers take care of everything for you, from selecting a narrator to delivering the final audio files.
- DIY Audiobook Narration: We have informational resources available so you can take the process into your own hands and narrate your own project.
Distribute your Audiobook
Once your audio files are complete, you can use Author’s Republic to sell your audiobook to listeners all around the world. Submit your project and we’ll deliver it to 50+ sales channels including the biggest retailers—such as Amazon, Audible, Apple, Audiobooks.com, Spotify, and Google—plus library channels, streaming services, and niche startups! Going wide means you reach more listeners and increase your sales by up to 25% more than under an exclusive agreement.
Creating an audiobook version of your book is a smart choice for authors looking to reach a wider audience and potentially even build a new fan base! Don’t miss out on the opportunity to boost your book sales and join in on the growth of the audiobook market. Get started today!