EP5: Audiobook Production and Marketing

Nom de Plume Podcast
EP5: Audiobook Production and Marketing


I’m going to walk you through audiobook production, cost, choosing narrators, and the route I took for my first audiobook. I’ll also discuss marketing for your audiobook, a marketing company I use, and some things to avoid when taking this jump into the audio world!

Quick Navigation

1:43 – Publishing Options
3:47 – Costs and SAG-AFTRA Contribution
8:05 – Payment Options and 8-12 Week Lead Times
9:07 – Contacting Narrators
9:57 – Marketing

Nom de Plume

Some of you call me NDP, others call me India Caedmon. I live a wonderful, quiet hermit life in the Idaho mountains which is ideal for yoga (and reading, of course). During the day, I am a structural engineer. When I’m not geeking out, I fly planes in the backcountry and paddle board with my dog. I am so grateful to share this journey with you! NAMASTE ∞

There are 2 comments on this post
  1. February 05, 2019, 8:54 am

    Great information!!! With my first Audible, I reached out to a narrator I met at RWA 2017. I knew nothing on how to get my book on audible. She (narrator) was very helpful in the process. Going on to the next, I followed the same process.

    Other ways to produce audible: Royalty share with the narrator. This I did not do, but it is something when starting out with a limited budget, or test the waters. Pros: your narrator will help promote you. Cons: you are not the RH (rights holder) and profits are split after ACX gets their cut.

    Other avenues to audibles: D2D has now joined with Findaway Voices through Authors Direct with up to 30 distributors. https://findaway.com/

    Authors Republic: Another great forum to distribute your audible.https://www.authorsrepublic.com/

    Thanks for the great Podcast, India. Looking forward to the next.

    • Nom de Plume
      February 10, 2019, 5:16 pm

      Thank you for this wonderful information, Gina! You’re amazing!

Leave a reply