At ACX, we’re constantly working to help you get the most out of your audiobook productions. Over the past few months, our team has been improving your overall ACX experience, serving up helpful tips and conversations on our social media pages, and helping ACX users make more audiobooks than ever before! Here are just three of the more recent developments:
The ACX Homepage
Our new homepage makes it easier than ever for you to get started with ACX. Rights holders can claim titles immediately, and producers can search directly from a dedicated page. Make sure to scroll down to discover our great success stories. Think you deserve the spotlight? Drop us a line to tell us your story!
The Sales Dashboard
It’s now easier than ever to organize and track your sales with our new sales dashboard. Now, you can filter, sort, and even export sales by each title and sales type into a spreadsheet or PDF. The power to analyze and fine tune your promotional efforts is now in your hands!
New Author & Producer Resources
Finally, we’ve been creating and gathering tons o great content from around the web on your most requested topics: audiobook production and promotion. We’ve co-hosted webinars on recording, editing and mastering techniques with ACX producers Bettye Zoller Seitz and George Whittam, posted our favorite tips on Twitter, connected you to peers on Facebook, and provided a wealth of info here on our blog. Not getting all our updates? Subscribe, Follow and Like to get the full story!
So… What’s next? New ways to identify the best narrator for your audiobook, enhanced search experiences for both producers and rights holders, and social media progress reports to update your fans on the production of your audiobook are all in the works. So keep writing, recording and reading, and let us know in the comments what else you’d like to see on ACX!
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We’re told by rights holders that tons of great auditions have been made for their titles, and that many Offers are being made. In fact, the first finished audiobooks are already rolling in (and they sound great)! And we expect activity on ACX to increase dramatically after the holiday weekend, especially now that rights holders are back from Book Expo America.
Also, we listen to your feedback! Here are a few features we added and updated this week, based on your response:
1) Auditions: You can now upload multiple auditions – perfect for studios who represent multiple narrators – and you can delete those that you previously updated if you want to submit a better one or remove yourself from the running.
2) Alerts if you *didn’t* win a project: We heard from a number of producers who have auditioned but weren’t sure how long they’d need to wait before hearing back with feedback or an Offer. There have been many Offers made on ACX already, but still we want to be more transparent about the audition process. So now you will get an automatic message sent to your ACX Message Box (that will also be sent to your email address if you are opted in to our emails) whenever you audition for a project but are not selected. This allows you to focus on other titles listed on ACX.
3) Search enhancement: We have heard that users don’t want to lose the search criteria they do for titles or producers each time they hit the “back” button. No longer! Hitting the back button will now retain your last place in search. It’s a small change, but should help you immensely when navigating through the many titles on ACX. Try it out. In the future, we plan to enhance ACX’s search functionality much further with large-scale changes.
So, yes… we are listening to you. ACX strives to continually evolve; there is much more to come. Please continue to contact us if you have any ideas.
By the way, Producers, have you checked out ACX’s Video Lessons and Resources page?