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ACX is Now Open to UK Authors and Voice Actors!

ACX is pleased to announce we are opening our virtual doors to the United Kingdom! We now welcome all UK authors and actors to join the online marketplace that has facilitated the creation of over 16,000 audiobooks in less than three years. Opening ACX to the United Kingdom means that UK narrators can now audition for US books, UK rights holders can cast US narrators, and vice versa!

Make sure to check out Audible founder and CEO Don Katz’s piece on this initiative in Publishing Perspectives, and then head back to ACX with any questions. New to our site? See how ACX works for authors or narrators. Actors should also check out The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Audiobook Professionals, and authors can get the scoop on How to Win Listeners and Create Great Audiobooks.

We firmly believe that every book worth reading is worth listening to. We can’t wait to see your book or hear your voice on ACX!

Two New Features and an Update

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!