Things are a lot different today. The global audiobook industry is now worth a whopping $2.8 billion and audiobooks have become the fastest growing form of digital media in the world. Many mainstream publishers are looking for ways to boost audiobook production and self-published audiobooks are now a real possibility for many authors.
After recording and producing more than 40 audiobooks, I’ve noticed that you can get more visibility for your book on Audible and reach a wider audience than you can by merely selling your book on Amazon or any of the other online booksellers alone.
You spent hours, weeks, maybe even months or years writing and self-publishing your book. So why wouldn’t you want it to reach as many people as possible? More people are listening to audio now than ever before, so if your book is only available in written format, you are leaving serious amounts of influence, visibility, and royalties on the table.
If you’re thinking, “creating an audiobook sounds expensive and complicated,” you should think again. In most cases, you can turn your self-published Kindle book into an audiobook for next to nothing.
Here are your options: