So, we’ve been working on the audiobook versions of The Monarch Papers for nearly a year and they’re just about ready!
Going forward the time between an Ackerly Green print book and its audibook companion will be much shorter. I just had to learn and entirely new development process. As usual.
I partnered with Findaway Voices to help find a narrator and to help with all of the behind the scenes production that goes into crafting an audiobook. They’re a great company that has been revolutionary for indie authors, and they’ve also just launched a program called Authors Direct, where authors can sell audiobooks directly to their customers, kind of like how I use Bookfunnel for my ebooks. Authors Direct has its own app for listening to books, and I and Ackerly Green would make substantially more from each sale by selling directly to my readers from our shop. I’m considering using Authors Direct as well as Audible and other retailer platforms, as well as library lending, but I’m curious how you all would feel about using an exclusive (and we’ll built) app to listen to AGP audiobooks?
Also, and just as important, I would LOVE to know all of your thoughts on audiobooks. Do you listen to them? Do you buy or borrow them? What apps/platforms/retailers do you use for audiobooks?