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An Enhanced Audition Experience

Introducing a new way to find the best projects on ACX: Sort by Amazon Sales Rank. We heard from Producers that you’d like an easier way to see which titles are selling well on Amazon, and with the introduction of this new feature, we hope you find your next audition opportunity even faster.

Search for Projects Seeking Auditions, and in the upper right section of the page—below the search box—select Sort by Amazon Sales Rank—Bestselling. The Amazon Sales Rank for each title will update daily with its latest sales position, so check back frequently to see which projects are trending.

A book’s sales ranking on Amazon is one of several good indicators of an audiobook’s future performance, along with written reviews and overall ratings averages. We’ve previously written about making smart decisions when it comes to choosing titles to audition for, and here are some of the best tips to pair with the new Amazon Sales Rank sorting feature:

  • Select the genre filters that that you perform best.
  • Take time to read the reviews left by readers on Amazon, as they may alert you to issues of graphic material or writing quality.
  • Consider other titles in the author’s catalog. Has the author published additional titles that may lead to a long-term production relationship? If so, how do those titles compare to the title currently open for audition on ACX?

We hope this makes auditioning for your next great ACX project even easier.

Have feedback? Share in the comments what other features would improve your audition experience.

Welcoming New Voices and Stories to ACX

ACX is excited to welcome new voices and stories onto our revolutionary audiobook creation platform. Starting today, Canadian and Irish Rights Holders and Producers can list their audio samples and audiobook projects for auditions in the ACX marketplace. To date, authors, publishers, studios, and narrators in the US and UK have produced over 80,000 audiobooks using ACX, and we can’t wait to hear what audiobooks you make next. We’d especially like to thank you for the opportunity to help create audiobooks around the world and support the creative community.

Are you looking for a Canadian or Irish voice? Listen to samples. Ready to show off your accents? Update your samples.

Visit ACX.com to get started!

You Asked, We Listened: Introducing Direct Deposit from ACX

Today’s post has been a long time coming, and we’re thrilled to announce that starting today, you can opt into receiving your audiobook royalties and bounties through direct deposit! Even better, if you enroll in ACX direct deposit by November 30th, you’ll receive your November royalties by direct deposit in mid-December (can you say holiday shopping season?).

Here’s how to get started:

Profitable_list_1Log into your ACX account by visiting www.acx.com/profile.
 

Profitable_list_2Click the Payment Information tab on the right.
 

Profitable_list_3Complete your taxpayer information.
 

Profitable_list_4Enter the routing & account information at the bottom of the page.
 

Profitable_list_5Click “Finish”.

 

It’s as simple as that!

For now, you’ll continue to receive your monthly statements via the postal address you listed on your profile. If you have other questions, check out our FAQs.

Pretty easy, right? Easy is at the heart of everything we are working on for you, and if you have a great idea to make ACX easier, drop us a note at support@acx.com or share your idea in the comments!