How $14.38 confirmed my future audiobook publishing strategy.
- The future of the audiobook market is wide open because it is device independent.
- The Birth of an Audiobook: What if you just tried one chapter?
- Want to really become an expert at something? Write a book about it.
- Is your audiobook worth a credit? In other words: $14.99?
- Could audiobooks be the secret media to reach your kids’ minds?
- 5 Reasons Nonfiction Authors Should Narrate Their Own Audiobooks
- Because I’m not going to read your book like this–but I’ll listen to it.
- Looking for Audiobook Reviews? Audiobook Boom
- Your audiobook playing in a stranger’s living room? Crazy, I know.
- 5 Reasons Nonfiction Authors Should Hire a Professional Narrator for their Audiobooks
- How $14.38 confirmed my future audiobook publishing strategy.
- When the narrator is deeply connected to the author’s material.
- Why my “Every Single Day” book as audiobook is even more exciting than the print or ebook.
- If your book was available on audio, this might have happened to you.
- You read your books out loud for editing anyway, right?
- Free online tool to add meta tags and image tag to MP3 file
- Add Audible book to your purchase for just $1.99
- Possibly the easiest $50 you might never get. Introducing the Audible Bounty.
- One of my goals for my “Audio for Authors” book and course: Short, Sweet, and Done
- Which microphone to get started recording audiobooks?
- My first test with transcription and how this is going to change … everything.
- The Writer’s Guide to Training Your Dragon (Review)
- How’s that audiobook studio coming along? It might be time to get out of the house.
- Is this the next chapter of audiobooks?
- Audio for Authors: What does this teach? What does this solve? What am I giving?
Sure, I was going to produce my audiobooks anyway. But now I have financial numbers to prove it.
Remember, I’m just getting started.
Here’s what’s exciting about the screenshot from one of my first invoices from Findaway Voices: I don’t really even know what Playster is.
Sure, I know Audible. I know Google as the Play store. Audiobooks exist in the Apple world, but I don’t really use them. My favorite audiobook source is actually Whispersync for Voice for my Kindle books–but that’s another discussion entirely.
Or is it?
My point with Playster (here, I’ll give you a link) is that I had never heard of them and yet, I earned $14.30 from their existence. I know, these aren’t big numbers, but let’s add some zeroes to make them seem more attractive. Just for kicks and partly because most people don’t get as excited as I do about the “beginning of a journey,” let’s multiply the numbers by just 10.
- Google Play: $40.50
- Playster: $143.80
- ACX: $37.50
If percentages are more your thing, the total is: $4.05 + $14.30 + $1.03 + $2.72 which looks like this in a pie chart:
Things getting clear yet?
- Write book.
- Record book.
- Distribute with Findaway Voices.
- Get money from previously unheard-of audiobook services.
How are we doing so far? If you ask me, my only question is … when is my next audiobook available on Playster?