How to create an audible book

How do I create an audible book?

Here are the steps for how to make an audiobook:
  1. Prep your book for audiobook recording.
  2. Decide who will record it.
  3. Hire an audiobook narrator.
  4. Record the audiobook yourself.
  5. Work with an audiobook producer.
  6. Create the audiobook at home.
  7. Upload your audiobook to ACX.

How much does it cost to turn a book into an audiobook?

In short, you could spend as little as $0 upfront to work with a narrator on ACX, invest $50 to $500+ in audio equipment if you choose to record your audiobook yourself, or spend between $50 to $400+ per finished hour to have your audiobook narrated by a professional.

Can I make any book an audiobook?

Introducing the Good e-Reader Audio Reader, where you can turn any eBook into an audiobook! This is the first Android app in the world that forgoes the standard text to speech engine and employs Amazon Polly, which is what Alexa is built on, to read your eBooks aloud.

How long does it take to produce an audiobook?

We have found that it generally takes a total of around 6.2 hours for a Producer to complete one hour of an Audiobook.

How much do audiobook narrators get paid?


Even for newcomers, narrating audiobooks is a lucrative line of work. According to Business Insider, voiceover artists just starting out can expect to earn $100 for each hour of finished audio. For industry veterans, those figures can reach up to $500 for a completed hour.

Can I record myself reading a book?

The short answer is, well, yes. While many well-intentioned commentators have warned teachers against this practice, the fact is that copyright law—specifically fair use—permits many read-aloud activities online.

How do I become an audible audiobook narrator?

If you’re interested in becoming an audiobook narrator, please email and include: Two-minute MP3 clip of your audiobook narration (i.e., not commercials or radio demos) List of books you’ve narrated, if any. Indicate which, if any, are being sold on

How do I get paid to read audiobooks?

Per-Finished-Hour (PFH)

A “PFH” deal is one where you get paid “X” number of dollars for every hour of “finished audio” that you produce. For example, if your rate is $100 per hour (PFH) and the book ends up being 8 hours of audio, you would get paid $800 for the completed audiobook.

What makes a good audiobook narrator?

Painting a picture vocally—as opposed to just reading the words—is what makes for a great narration. Being truly interested in the subject matter, even if it’s boring, draws the listener in, garners great reviews, and motivates an audiobook publisher to hire a talent repeatedly.

How much does audible pay authors?

The Amazon-owned (s AMZN) digital audiobooks site is launching a new program, “Audible Author Services,” that pays audiobook authors $1 per sale through,, and iTunes, out of a $20 million fund. The audiobook publishers do not receive any of the funds.

How do you write an audiobook script?

Steps to Writing the Script
  1. Identify whether the source book is readily adaptable.
  2. Identify whether the source book is of a good length for an audiobook.
  3. Make sure that the script has a good flow.
  4. Prepare the script to include voice marks.
  5. Convert the audio file into the accepted format.

How can I practice voice-over at home?

What makes a good narration?

Narratives entertain and engage the reader in an imaginative experience. Narrative texts are organised according to setting, event leading to a problem and solution. The main features of narrative writing are: defined characters, descriptive language, past tense.

What are the 3 types of narratives?

In a moment, we’ll work through three types of narration: first person, second person, and third person. Each serves its own purpose. But, before we enjoy some examples of narration, it’s important to distinguish between a narrative and narration.

How are effective narratives written?

5 Tips for Writing a Good Narrative Essay
  • Clarity. Complex words and syntax are a hindrance to clarity and should be avoided.
  • Don’t describe each and every one of your own movements. Example: As I went in the door, I turned and saw a TV.
  • Avoid the second-person narrative.
  • To interest the reader, dynamic word choice is key.
  • Limit references.

What is an example of a narrative?

A novel written from the point of view of the main character is a narrative. The essay you wrote, entitled “What I did on my summer vacation”, was a narrative. An article written by a blogger about his/her experience travelling across the United States on a bicycle would most likely be a narrative.