Online coverage of the ACX launch

Wow… some great coverage of ACX on our first day of launch.  Here are a few select quotes:

“An ambitious new platform designed to both significantly expand the number of published books available in audio and to give rightsholders and audiobook talent a bigger stake in the process. The extensive ACX platform not only facilitates the matchmaking of rightsholders and audiobook talent, it also manages the audiobook creation process online, from auditions files forward.”  –Publishers Marketplace

“ACX is a fairly simple form and plan that seemed to take mere minutes to fill out and yet would provide audiobooks and a new revenue stream for authors of all stripes whose books might not have seemed viable for audio publication previously. For publishing as a whole…it’s a good opportunity.”  –Publishing Perspectives

“This is more than simply an audiobook publication platform. It’s designed to bring together authors (who want to release their books as audiobooks) with the actors, studios and publishers that are needed to make it happen. And it really is designed to recruit all the participants.  –Galleycat

“Anything which increases the number of audiobooks for those who need or prefer the format is a very good thing, particularly if it allows authors who hold their audio rights to exercise them for fun and profit. [ACX] forces everyone to take a look at how audio rights exist now.”  –Smart Bitches, Trashy Books

“I’ve been advocating for a vision of the entire industry as a two-sided marketplace and this is the first comprehensive step in that direction.”  —Richard Nash

3 responses to “Online coverage of the ACX launch

  1. Hi,

    Could you clarify whether this is only open to US narrators? I have just tried to set up a profile and US is the only address option. If so, when will it be rolled out to the UK? We record lots of audio books too!

    • Thank you for your interest in ACX, the Audiobook Creation Exchange. We are happy that you are eager to create audiobooks. However, we just launched in May and, for now, ACX is open only to residents of the United States who have a US mailing address, have a valid US Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN), and have or can submit Form W9. For more information on Taxpayer Identification Numbers (TIN) please see http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/international/article/0,,id=96696,00.html. We hope to allow additional users in the future, and will keep your email address on file and alert you when ACX becomes available for you.

  2. Great article. Thanks for the info, . BTW, if anyone needs to fill out a form W9, I found a blank form herehttp://goo.gl/HuvmMO. This site PDFfiller also has some tutorials on how to fill it out and a few related tax forms that you might find useful.

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