Rates for audiobook narration and production vary depending on the length of your book and your author platform. I offer a complete package of narration, editing, complete sound production, and support through the process of submitting your audiobook to Audible and iTunes. The options I offer to authors and publishers include:
- Flat fee by word count or finished hour
- Royalty share
Quote by Word Count:
My rate is $15 per 1,000 words. For example, if your book if 50,000 words long, the total cost will be $750. If your book is 80,000 words the cost will be $1,2600. This is the easiest way to determine the cost of your book. Many other narrators and production companies provide a quote by “per finished hour” of the completed audiobook, but many authors don’t know how to estimate the total time for their book–plus the final length of an audiobook can be difficult to precisely estimate. I feel this method is easier to understand and ensures authors and publishers know the exact cost of the project.
Note: If you’re curious about how long your finished audiobook will be, divide the total number of words in your book by 9,300. I read approximately 9,300 words an hour, so if your book is 50,000 words long, your book will be approximately 5.4 hours long.
I offer royalty share to some clients. This option does not include any up-front cost to you. For the royalty share option, we will evenly split royalties from your audiobook. I only consider this option for authors with a good platform and strong sales (and I love working with self-published authors!). If you have a strong platform with strong sales from past books, please send me a note about helping with your existing books and new projects.