Do You Have the ACX Seal of Approval?

ACX is a great place to find talented audiobook producers, narrators and engineers. Whether they brought years of experience or educated themselves using our Video Lessons and Resources, if they’re on ACX, they can be counted on to produce great sounding, professional, retail-ready audiobooks.  But what about the crème de la crème of ACX? We call these extra-dependable, knowledgeable members Audible Approved Producers.

How do I qualify, and how do I apply?

Anyone can apply to be Audible Approved, but as a general rule,  Audible Approved Producers should have a verifiable record of achievement in the audiobook industry. This means that you’ve narrated and/or produced 25 audiobooks currently on, have favorable reviews of your productions, and have a strong producer profile on ACX. If you think you’re one of the best audiobook producers in the business, you can email us at and ask to be considered as an Audible Approved Producer.

What do I get?

If you’re accepted as Audible Approved, a badge will appear in your profile, as in the example below:

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That gives you our seal of approval; the thumbs-up from shows authors and Rights Holders that you’re experienced and trusted, and it can encourage them to choose you for their project!

What qualities make you worthy of the Audible Approved program? Tell us in the comments!

8 responses to “Do You Have the ACX Seal of Approval?

  1. I love ACX and Audible for audio books. As an author and publisher, becoming a narrator has helped my writing mature. I bought a Macbook computer for the garage band software and excellent recording ability and studied the Video Lessons and Resources on ACX to make this happen.

    I have produced almost 20 audio books since and have a few best sellers going with great reviews! I’m excited about this because of the massive amount of advertising I see ACX and Audible doing to get our work out there!

    To check out some of my audio books go here~

  2. With the number of people entering the world of narration it is great to give the author/rights holder one more way of searching for the narrator of thier work. However, even the best started from the begining. Don’t neglect the new talent. You just may help start someone elses success.

  3. I will just say that ACX has done a wonderful job of putting together all the information to lead a beginner down the right road to producing top quality audio books. I have not completed all the qualifications to become an aap but am working towards it. The staff has also been most helpful with production and marketing related questions I have had.

    I would like to see in the future e-mail alerts for the types of narration work I look for. It would also be nice if you could search by the length of the book.

    Keep up the good work!!

  4. I signed up for ACX about two weeks ago and I have been auditioning like crazy. I did get rejected for one audition however the author told me I did an awesome job. You win some you lose some.

  5. Producer/Narrator Wendy Tremont King

    REGARDING QUANTIFYING AUDIBLE APPROVED PRODUCERS: Book count is less meaningful than total finished hours. For example, 25 books at an average of 2 finished hours = 50 finished hours. But 25 books at an average of 7 finished hours = 175 finished hours. My recommendation is for ACX to look at finished hours rather than book quantity. Thanks for giving us voice! Keep up the great work ACX! You’re providing a wonderful service.

    • I second the notion of using finished hours as a possible marker.

      Then, again it stands to reason I might be a little biased toward this. I tend to get projects for and narrate dense, long non-fiction books (it seems to be my thing, anyway) and thus across 10 finished books, I’ve got about 66 finished hours to date… an average of just over 6h30m per title.

      • Hi Brian,

        25 books is not a hard and fast rule, and we do take total hours into account. If you think you’re ready to apply, feel free to send a note to and mention the books completed and total hours figures.

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