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FLEXIBLE PRICING

Multiple Services | Most Competetive Rates

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

 

 

Audiobook Production is priced at a rate Per Final Hour Of Audio (PFH). On average,1 hour of audio is 9,400 words.

This means that an audiobook of 50,000 words will come to 50,000 / 9,400 = approximately 5.5 hours of audio. Our rates start at $250PFH and scale to $390PFH dependng on the narrator and production type you select. This means that an audiobook of 5.5 hours length will start at $250PFH x 5.5 = $1375

COMPLETE
AUDIOBOOK PRODUCTION

Our rates for Complete Audiobook Productions start at $260PFH and depend on the narrator and production type you select and include

  • Casting

  • Professional Narrator

  • Recording

  • Editing

  • Mixing

  • Mastering

  • Final Quality Check

  • Backing music on the opening and closing credits files

Additional production elements can also be included such as Premium Edit Production priced at $390PFH, Multiple Narrators, Sound Effects and more.

SELF NARRATE
$130PFH

If you are an author looking to self narrate your book, we've got you covered. We help you record your audiobook and then we take care of all the rest of the production to make it sound great.

  • Step by step guidance on gear, software, setup and settings so you can record decent audio.

  • Removal of mistakes and repeats

  • Detailed editing for cleanup, breath control, lip/mouth sounds, pace correction.

  • Noise Reduction

  • Mixing for a nice warm and balanced overall sound

  • Mastering to the industry audiobook requirements

DISTRIBUTION

We don't charge anything to distribute your audiobook to our retailer and library partners. We only make money when you do.

You receive 75% to 85% of the net we receive from our partners and channels.

 

You can also receive up to100% of the net from sales on Audible and from sales made on our audiobook marketplace.

ROYALTY SHARE OR
TITLE AQUISITION

Royalty Share

For qualified books, we offer a royalty share program

We split the production cost and royalties at 60% or 75%

Title Acquisition

This option is for those who we approach to acquire the audio rights. We will pay the entire cost of production and marketing and give you 30% of the royalties we receive for 10 years. After that, we you the rights to the audio recording.

KICKSTART PUBLISH KIT
$750

We have put together an effective package that helps authors and publishers kickstart the publishing and promotion of their audiobooks. Including: 

Promo Kit with Basic Distribution Strategy - $750 On Pay for Production and $450 on 60%-40%

Promo Kit with Standard Distribution Strategy - $950 On Pay for Production and $570 on 60%-40%​​

  • 1. Setup on ACX for publishing on Amazon/Audible and they will pay you out directly. Not included in the 60%-40% option.

  • 2. Short 10 - 15 sec Promo Video Coming Soon Trailer with voice over, footage, music, sfx - Also helps the ebook and physical book

  • 3. Initial landing page for social media sharing for interested audience to subscribe for a free promo code.

  • 4. Full Release 60 to 90 sec Video Promo Trailer with voice over, footage, music, sfx See examples https://www.e-audioproductions.com/audiobook-trailers

  • 5. Landing Page for Social Sharing. Includes links to the audiobook on major sites, the video trailer, samples, summary, about the

  •  author.See example:: https://www.e-audioproductions.com/of-demon-kind-audiobook

  • 6. Social Media Sharing of the audiobook of organic promotion. - Also helps the ebook and physical book

  • 7. Podcast Interview to help spread the word. - Also helps the ebook and physical book

  • 8. Paid targeted Facebook ads ($30) (we send you the proof )- Also helps the ebook and physical book

  • 9. Promo on Joel books which have thousands of subscribers.  - Also helps the ebook and physical book

  • 10. Promo on Audiobook of the Month - Also helps the ebook and physical book

  • 11. Audiobook Cover Adjustment To Requirements if needed

  • 12. Submitting the audiobook for review on the Audiophile Magazine (with thousands of subscribers) - Subject to their approval.

  • 13.  Freepromocodes.com submission ($13) + Sharing of the Audible Free Promo Codes to listeners in exchange for reviews

  • 14. Audiothicket promo $50 - Also helps the ebook and physical book

  • 15. Release promotional audiogram with the audiobook sample, cover and graphics.  Also helps the ebook and physical versions.

  • 15. Distribution strategy handling. Choose Basic or Standard

  • a) Basic Distribution Strategy

  • Step1: Wide distribution at normal price for 60 days. 

  • Step 2: After 60 days we reduce the price to $2.99 and submit the promo to Audiothicket (that has thousands of subscribers) - cost $25 included in the Kit - and keep it like that for 40 days. Audiothicket subscribers and outlets subscribers will receive this promo offer. This will create awareness about the audiobook.

  • Step 3: After 40 days we set the price back to normal.

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  • b) Standard Distribution Strategy

  • Step 1. Submit the audiobook as exclusive on ACX for you. This will have an exclusive period of 90 days. During the 90 days we will take advantage of the Audible promo codes which are only available on exclusive and the 40% payout on exclusive. This will allow you to send our free codes to your people and audience who then can put reviews on Audible. This will help the other versions of the book too because each version helps each other 

  • Step 2. After 90 days exclusively we will change to Wide Distribution and reach more audiences on various sites. 

  • Step 3. 40 days after we go Wide, we will submit a promo on Audiothicket (cost $25 included in the Kit) with a limited time price drop below $4. Recommended is $2.99 Audiothicket will send the promo out to their thousands of subscribers. That will help create awareness and reach.

  • Step 4:  After the promo period ends we move back to the normal price.

AUDIOBOOK EDITING / MASTERING

If you already have a recorded audiobook and want it mastered to meet the ACX requirements, or edited and mixed to make it sound great our pricing is below.

1. MASTERING ONLY - Audiobook mastering to the ACX requirements

PRICE PER FULL AUDIOBOOK

$150 per audiobook up to 20 files

$220 per audiobook above 20 files

 

2. MIXING & MASTERING

Step 1 - Mixing to achieve clarity and warmth. We apply a carefully balanced mix with EQ, Saturation, Multiband Compression, Classic Compression etc - $25

Step 2 - Mastering to the ACX requirements

 

DETAILED EDITING MIXING AND MASTERING 

RATE PFH - $130

Step 1 - Editing: We go through the recordings word by word to perform the following:

- Manual breath control

- Lip / Mouth sounds reduction

- Noise Reduction

- Pace / Flow improvement

- Removal of long pauses (keep no more than three seconds between chapter titles, sections and paragraphs.)

Step 1 - Mixing to achieve clarity and warmth. We apply a carefully balanced mix with EQ, Saturation, Multiband Compression, Classic Compression etc

Step 2 - Mastering to the ACX requirements

Record Mixing

Get a free sample production of your audiobook. No signup required

Need consultation? We will happily give you all the information you need to get your audiobook produced and published.

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