Someone recently asked me, “Why bother to make an audio-book?” The answer is fairly simple – to reach a larger audience by leveraging Rascal Publishing’s growing presence in the world of Amazon and all its affiliates. ACX is a part of Audible.com, and Audible is owned by Amazon. It is one of those tools that every author should consider, but how does it work ? Think of it as a large circle – writing, publishing, marketing. ACX expands your circle, and your market.
You sign up on their web site, follow the prompts, and put your work “out there” for auditions. The author is in charge along the way – you can set the parameters for shared royalties OR just pay someone outright to produce the audio-book at your direction and keep the royalties for yourself.
Rascal Publishing is pleased to announce that our first book, Inlaws and Outlaws – The DNA Mystery of a Music Icon’s Son, is going into production on ACX to become an audio book. After many auditions were passed over, we kept coming back to one professional voice-over narrator – Thomas Stone (link). His tone and tenor combined with a slight southern drawl mimic that of the author, and he is excited to be a part of this project. Welcome to the “Rascal Nation”, Tom !
We’ll release more info once production is complete – stay tuned !