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Audiobook

Postby Flack » June 30th, 2014, 9:33 am

My current plan is to turn Commodork into an audiobook. I'll post updates and information about the process here.

Here is what I have found out so far. To get an audiobook on Audible and Amazon, you have to submit it to ACX. ACX is free, and they will submit your audiobook to Amazon, Audible, and iTunes. ACX handles all the distribution and money collection and they (all parties involved) keep 60% of the profits and you get to keep 40%. You can also sign a non-exclusive deal with them, at which point you only get to keep 25% of the profits.
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Re: Audiobook

Postby AArdvark » June 30th, 2014, 7:56 pm

How will it be delivered, content-wise? Multiple CDs?


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Re: Audiobook

Postby Flack » July 1st, 2014, 7:21 am

If at all possible I'd like to get out of the physical shipping business. If I sell them only through Audible/Amazon/iTunes, I don't have to do anything and I quality for the maximum royalty rate of 40%.

If I offer them as mp3s or cds on the side, I only qualify for the 25% royalty rate. I suppose I could try what I'm sure everyone else has tried which is telling them I won't sell them on the side and then sell them on the side.

I don't even know how many CDs an audio book normally takes up. I won't know that until I record it, I guess.
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Re: Audiobook

Postby Flack » July 1st, 2014, 7:22 am

Also I wanted to mention that the audiobook will contain 13 new chapters as well. I'm calling them half chapters. They will be inserted in between the other chapters so they'll be numbered 1.5, 2.5, and so on and will be kind like a director's commentary track, where I talk about the making of the book, add to or make corrections to the stories, and so on. I'm hoping that will give people who already own the book an incentive to buy it in this format.
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Re: Audiobook

Postby obliterator918 » July 1st, 2014, 11:23 am

So how do I get an autographed copy?
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Re: Audiobook

Postby ubikuberalles » July 1st, 2014, 7:18 pm

Get a blank CD, burn the MP3s from Flack's audio book and have him sign the CD.

I thought of a similar thing for my Kindle: I attach some kind of journal or writing pad (or some kind of autograph pad) on the inside of my Kindle case and have the authors autograph on that. It's an idea I'll probably never execute because I'm not an autograph hound and the autographs don't mean much to me.
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Re: Audiobook

Postby Flack » July 3rd, 2014, 9:33 am

I think there will always be a spot for some sort of physical media, but I started publishing right before the tables turned. When I published Commodork, physical media (paper) seemed the best way to go. I'm not even sure if I would bother with it today. I don't know the exact numbers (and I wish I had kept track) but I would say today , the PDF and e-book copies outsell the physical ones 50-1 roughly.

My next book will be about collecting things. I probably won't release it as a $15 paper book. More likely I'll do a $4.99 e-book and then a $30 limited edition paperback that includes an action figure from my collection or something like that.
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Re: Audiobook

Postby Ice Cream Jonsey » July 3rd, 2014, 11:16 pm

Flack wrote:ACX handles all the distribution and money collection and they (all parties involved) keep 60% of the profits and you get to keep 40%. You can also sign a non-exclusive deal with them, at which point you only get to keep 25% of the profits.


hahah, those truckling fucking leeches. Well, of course they should get 60%. They did all the work.

I will read your book for 0%. Earl has a velvet voice so he can handle the parts I struggled with. It's amazing to me how much this world devalues the actual people that get shit done.
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Re: Audiobook

Postby Flack » February 15th, 2016, 4:16 pm

I am thinking about giving the audio book away for free, or doing it like shareware. Let people download it for free and if they like it, they can send me $5-$10. If they hate it, they can send me nothing.
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