Let us give your book a voice…with a professionally recorded audiobook!
Audiobooks are a powerful tool for getting your book in the hands (or more accurately, the ears!) of thousands of readers. Your book will be recorded in a state-of-the-art sound studio, and a professional narrator will use their storytelling expertise to breathe life into the pages you’ve worked so hard on. As the author, you’ll be able to choose the tone and tenor of your recording so it complements the intent and purpose of your book. Should it be upbeat, filling the reader with hope? Or more subdued? Would you prefer a more polished or professorial reading style? Will you need a male, female, or child narrator? Choose the option that best suits your book.
Why is adding an audiobook to your author platform so advantageous? First, in no way does it limit the influence or footprint of an author’s printed book—in fact, it enhances it. Statistics show that when readers love an audiobook, 49% of them also purchase a physical copy for their library! Second, it opens the door to hundreds of thousands of readers you’d otherwise be missing from the die-hard audiobook demographic, who are voracious consumers.
The sales of audiobooks have been skyrocketing since 2011, boasting double-digit growth for eight years in a row. In 2019 alone, audiobook sales increased by 16% in the U.S., generating more than $1.2 billion in revenue. For the first time ever, the sale of audiobooks even surpassed the sale of Ebooks (which only sold $983 million). The final numbers for audiobook sales in 2020 are expected to be astronomical; at this year’s digital “All About Audio” conference hosted by Bookwire, expert analysts announced predictions that by the end of this year the world audiobook market would grow by a whopping 25 percent. It’s a train you can’t afford to miss as an author!
As a Xulon Press author, you’ll own 100% of the rights to your recorded content—just like your manuscript. Your audiobook will be available for purchase on a vast array of platforms that attract readers from all over the globe, including:
- iTunes, Apple Books, and Apple Music
- Nook by Barnes & Noble and Barnes & Noble Booksellers
- Google Play
- And many more!