He doesn’t know which church, when, or by whom. Still, he can’t sit idly by, and no law prevents him looking into the matter himself.
But, I think it’s more than that. A writer wants, most of all, to have his or her work read and enjoyed. I really like the book and this gives the book yet another avenue to reach readers, or listeners in this case.
I had had an earlier book of mine turned into an Audio book. While it sold well, reaching number seven on the publishers list, the process was rather impersonal. I had no say in who narrated it. I had no say in what the cover looked like. I had no say – in anything.
Please note, I am saying “rights holder,” not author. If you have assigned the audio rights to a publisher, ACX cannot deal with you, even though you are the author.
Having someone narrate a full length novel can be an expensive process. What do I mean by that? Of course, it depends on the length of your book. It might cost $350 to $450 per finished hour of the book. So, a 75,000 word book could cost between $2800 and $3600 for the narrator. Keep in mind that the narrator and producer (could be the same person) will spend a number of hours to produce one hour of a finished product.
Of course, you may not find a qualified narrator who will go to the work of producing a quality recording (ACX demands high quality) unless you do a good job of selling your book. This is much the same way you have to entice an editor or agent to work on your book for no guarantee of a return.
ACX does offer yet another possibility for you. You can narrate the book yourself. ACX does require a high quality finished recording and can return your effort with instructions of how to improve it. Their site even offers advice on how to set up a home recording studio.
ACX is trying to help authors get their book into audio. Once the product is released, ACX will make it available through Audible, iTunes, and Amazon.
The point here is, in today’s changing publishing world, you have more choices than ever before. One of them is an easier route to an audio book. If you have a book on Amazon and you hold the audio rights, it is worth your time to investigate ACX and what they have to offer. Go to www.acx.com and check out what they have to offer. I did and I’m glad I did. Take a look at: http://bit.ly/1zsb0I0