Why Did My Title Fail QA? Part 2

This week we’re featuring a series of posts aimed at helping ACX users ensure their titles make it from “in production” to “on sale” as quickly and painlessly as possible. Part 2 is below, and the entire series can be found here.

Duplicate Chapters and/or Missing Chapters

Make sure to pay close attention to the order in which you upload your files to ACX. While the opening/closing credits and the retail audio sample have specific upload slots, it’s up to you to order the individual chapters or sections properly. Don’t click “Done” or “Approve” if a chapter is missing, duplicated or out of order, hoping that the ACX team will catch it. You are better acquainted with the intricacies of your title, and as the producer or rights holder of your audiobook, your name is on the line.

While errors such as these can often cause delays in the QA process, the worst scenario is having your title go live with such a flaw.  When this happens the customer hears your mistake and may leave a negative review on Audible.com that will adversely affect sales.  Help us ensure that our listeners are getting exactly what they’ve paid for by delivering a complete and correct final product to our QA team.

For full details on ACX’s audio specs,  check out our Rules For Audiobook Production, and stay tuned for parts 3-5 every day this week!

3 responses to “Why Did My Title Fail QA? Part 2

  1. Thanks for the info. ACX Rocks! I figured out how to narrate my own books and they outsell the one the professional narrators did for me! It’s fun and even helps my writing style.

  2. I have an issue with the opening and closing credits sections. The problem is that when I record an opening credit was a separate file instead of tagged to the beginning of the first chapter, it means that the chapter numbers and the track numbers are forever out of sync!

  3. I have an issue with the opening and closing credits sections. The problem is that when I record an opening credit as a separate file instead of tagged to the beginning of the first chapter, it means that the chapter numbers and the track numbers are forever out of sync!

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