If you are a published author, self-published or traditionally published, you should be on Period. In some respects, not having a presence on this site is like not having your books available on Amazon.

Here’s why:

  • eBook sales are down year over year since 2014.
  • Audiobook sales are increasing 30% to 40% yearly.
  • Audiobooks are projected to surpass eBooks market share by the year 2020.
  • With all of this growth, more choices are on the horizon for Indie Authors to publish audiobooks.

The cost to produce an audiobook is not cheap if you pay for it upfront with other services. ACX offers indie authors the best avenue to produce an audiobook by offering the Royalty Share feature. This option allows you to share revenue with your narrator. Good plan. No upfront costs to the author and it creates a partner who has skin-in-the-game. They want you to be as successful as possible so you both can earn royalties.

So, my suggestion is to dip your toe into the water, use ACX, and start selling more books. You will be glad you did. Trust me, it is a partnership leading to increased sales.

About Springfield Writers' Guild

Springfield Writers' Guild was formed in 1943 to encourage new writers and hone the skills of the writing craft. The group meets every fourth Saturday of the month (except for December) at McAlister's Deli, 1711 W. Battlefield in Springfield, Missouri. Visitors are welcome.
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