Audiobook Publishing & Distribution
Take your show on the road! Keep your book on-trend—and expand your revenue opportunities—by creating a custom audiobook that’s road-ready for a growing audience of literary audiophiles.
Purchase of this non-refundable down payment will initiate the audiobook creation process.
This amount will be applied toward your final per word narration cost and will cover the first 5,000 words of your manuscript. Your actual, final cost will depend upon the length of your manuscript over and above 5,000 words and will be billed at 7.5 cents per word. This final amount will be added to your shopping cart for secure payment before we begin recording work on your audiobook.
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- Audiobook Publishing with Worldwide Distribution
- Audiobook Customization
- Professionally Designed Book Front Cover
- Up to 5 Narrator Auditions
- Professionally Narrated Audio of Your Book
- ISBN Assignment
- One-on-One Author Support Through Publication
- 5-Minute Audio Retail Sample for Promotion
- 15-Minute Audio Retail Sample for Promotion
- 23 Tactics to Promote an Audiobook Tip Sheet
- Book Marketing COACH
- Book Marketing RoadMap
- Book Sales Sheet
- Social Media Set-up Guide
- 12-Month Book Marketing Calendar
- Press Release (standard)
- Digital Book Launch Kit
Extensive Worldwide Audiobook Distribution
Once your audiobook is published with Outskirts Press, it is distributed through the world's largest audiobook distributors and retailers (like OverDrive, Findaway, Audible, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple Books, Google Play, and many others). Your book will also be available to libraries around the world through services like Findawa, Hoopla, OverDrive and others. YES, you receive royalties when a library "rents" your audiobook.
Benefits of Publishing an Audiobook with Outskirts Press
Outskirts Press will handle all of the details from finding you a narrator (based on characteristics you request such as age, tone and gender, so you can be sure to get just the right voice for your story) to submitting your audio files to our extensive distribution network.
Our audiobooks have universal compatibility so they can be used by any audio player.
Your audiobook sales will be reported in your Publishing Center; alongside the sales of any other editions you have published with Outskirts Press (like paperback, hardback or eBook) and paid to you quarterly.
After publication, your audiobook will continue to receive extensive distribution and availability on dozens of audiobook platforms for just $4/month (and, if you also publish an eBook edition with Outskirts Press, the monthly eBook distribution fee is waived).
Optional Audiobook Enhancement & Marketing Services
Because your audiobook has unique production and marketing needs, Outskirts Press offers a variety of publishing enhancements and book marketing services so you get exactly what you need, without paying for things you don't.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I record my own audiobook or provide my own audio files?
Audible, the leading audiobook retailer, highly discourages authors from recording their own audiobook—unless you happen to be a professional voice actor. If you do happen to be a professional voice actor (or you already have professionally produced audiobook files), our Audiobook Distribution Only services will be a better fit for you.
For most authors, an experienced audiobook narrator who is proficient in the specific requirements of audiobook production and with access to professional studio equipment to maximize sound quality is your ticket to a professional audiobook.
How long will it take to complete my audiobook?
Ultimately, this time frame depends largely upon the length of your book, how long the audition process takes, your narrator's schedule and how long it takes you to review your files; but, in general, the process takes between 9 weeks and 6 months. This timeframe includes the time it takes for your audiobook to go through the distributor's and retailer's quality review processes.
Author of Luxor audiobook published by Outskirts Press
Julie BettendorfI felt such a sense of achievement after writing my book, but there is nothing as rewarding as turning my book into an audiobook. To hear my written words read by a masterful narrator made my book come alive. It’s incredible to realize that my words written so many months and years ago are now being read out loud. Having my book made into an audiobook gives it a whole new dimension beyond words on a page.
For authors out there wondering if turning your book into an audiobook is worth it, I can say absolutely YES!
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