As we continue to add titles, refine and upgrade the ACX site and keep tabs on all of the audiobooks already in production since launch, it’s nice to be reminded that authors and narrators appreciate what we’re trying to do! Below are some excerpts from some really nice recent blog coverage. Thanks to all for helping to get the word out!
“Launched to the public in May, Audible’s new ACX (Audiobook Creation Exchange) seems to be a win-win-win.
Audible realized it was having trouble keeping enough fresh AudioBook titles in supply for their voracious listeners… Voice Actors are always seeking new opportunities…and publishers wanted access to fresh narrators and distribution channels.
ACX solves all those issues in a three-way mix.”
See here for the entire Q&A.
“I have an interest in how emerging technologies create opportunities, so I was fascinated to read about something called ACX — Audiobook Creation Exchange. It’s a concept that couldn’t have happened a few years ago, not for lack of books or voice talent, but because the technology wasn’t there yet. It is now, and I predict ACX will revolutionize the audiobook industry in the same way e-books have changed publishing.
What does this mean for writers? Assuming you own the rights for your book, you can have an audio book created for no upfront cost. It’s another way to get your work out in the world, and another potential revenue stream that wasn’t accessible before.”
- It’s FREE! Yes, you’ve heard me. There’s no paid membership and there are no exorbitant escrow fees;
- ACX has a well-designed website and excellent customer service’
- There’s no middle man. Believe it or not, there is direct contact between narrator, producer and author/rights holder, resulting in…
- Reasonable rates and the opportunity to take a chance sharing royalties;
- Quality Control: ACX is very picky about recording and production requirements. It takes more than a credit card, a mic and some shareware to list oneself as an audio book narrator;
- A wide distribution network.