3 Reasons to Ride the Audiobook Wave? - Jo-Ann Carson

3 Reasons to Ride the Audiobook Wave?

You may have noticed audiobooks are selling really well right now. Why? It’s simple. They fit people’s modern lifestyles and their need for stories. Here’s my top three reasons I recommend riding the audiobook wave.

One: Audiobooks Sell

According to Forbes: “Audiobooks are … up about 20% year over year across the publishing industry for the first eight months of 2017, according to the Association of American Publishers’ data reports from 1,200 publishers. In the same time period, print books rose just 1.5%, and e-books dropped by 5.4%.”(Forbes link) Psst: They continue to grow.

Two: They are easy to create and the quality is good.

You’ve already done the  hard part. You’ve written the book. Now you need to choose who will produce your audiobook  and the rest of the process is slicker than mud. The technology is amazing.

Three: You don’t have to put money out to produce them

If you use ACX you can create an audiobook for free. You sign away your audio rights for seven years and split your portion of the profits with the narrator. You get to choose the narrator.
Or … you can pay the narrator upfront a set amount per performance hour and get all the profits.


Want to know more about audiobooks?

Check out these two podcasts:
Mine, on Blood Sweat and Words (Stephanie Spicer, A Voice Actor Talks About Audiobooks.)

Mark Dawson’s on SPF Podcast (Why you need to be publishing audiobooks with Tina Dietz)


Here’s my latest on audio:

Midnight Magic

Available on Amazon, Audible and ACX

As the janitor in a haunted house, single mom Abby Jenkins has many contacts with the living and the dead in the small Pacific Northwest town of Sunset Cove, which puts her in a perfect position to solve local mysteries. Or so she thinks. Hired to find diamonds hidden in a haunted manor she gets help from a Viking ghost with existential issues. Will she survive? This book contains bad-boy ghosts, mischievous magic, and a woman who knows what she wants in a Viking hayloft.


Surfer picture: Pixabay
Stephanie’s picture: Canva
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