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Audiobook creation made easy

Creating an affordable audiobook and earning the highest royalty rates in the industry is now a breeze

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BookBaby Audiobooks

Did you know that audiobooks are the fastest-growing segment of the book industry?

Audiobook sales are growing 40% per year. You can benefit from this trend by ensuring that your book is available in multiple platforms. Contact a Publishing Specialist to learn more about our audiobook services.

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Author-narrated audiobooks

Author-narrated audiobooks

$500 base and $0.14 per word
Ready in 10-12 weeks

Record your audiobook with the professional guidance and support of our expert audiobook producers.

This service is designed specifically for authors who wish to lend their own voice to their literary masterpieces. We provide a state-of-the-art recording process right from the comfort of your home or office, expert engineering, and experienced producers to ensure your narration meets the highest quality standards.

From coaching sessions to technical assistance, we're with you every step of the way, helping you capture the essence of your work and connect with your audience on a deeper level. Stand out in the crowded audiobook market by delivering an authentic and compelling performance that only you can provide.

How it works:

  • Contact our team to discuss your needs
  • We’ll schedule a consultation meeting with your dedicated audiobook producer
  • We’ll mail you a gear box with all of the recording equipment you'll need
  • Each recording session runs about 90-120 minutes
  • Our producers will master your final files and send for your review
Voice actor-narrated audiobooks

Voice actor-narrated audiobooks

$500 base and $0.16 per word
Ready in 8-10 weeks

Would you like your audiobook to be narrated by a voice other than your own? Leave it to the experts and submit a section of your book for a casting call and let numerous professional narrators audition for your project. Our voice actors are seasoned professionals who will deliver a rewarding listening experience for your readers.

How it works:

  • Contact our team to discuss your needs
  • Submit a section of your book for the casting call
  • Review audio samples from numerous professional narrators
  • Select your narrator, who will then record your audiobook
  • Our producers will master your final files and send for your review
AI-assisted, author-narrated audiobooks

AI-assisted, author-narrated audiobooks

$2,000 base and $0.06 per word
Ready in 2-3 weeks

With the help of AI, authors can enjoy all the benefits of an author-narrated audiobook without the time-consuming work on their end. You’ll be pleasantly surprised by the realistic sound of AI-assisted author narration.

This option is ideal for those who are looking to efficiently create an audiobook, as it saves the author time and work. Rather than multiple recording sessions over the course of several days, the author gets all of their part done in a single 90-minute session.

How it works:

  • Contact our team
  • We'll send you a gear box with all of the equipment you need
  • Read a script during a 90-minute recording session
  • Our engineers will clone your voice and use AI to record the book in your voice
  • Our producers will master your final files and send for your review

Speak with a Publishing Specialist today
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Do you already have an audiobook?

Author-supplied audiobooks
are just $99

Authors can upload their existing audiobooks and sell them through BookBaby Bookshop: the world’s most author-friendly bookstore. Here, you'll earn 75% royalties on each audiobook sale (you won’t make this anywhere else).

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How you can make the most money on your audiobook

The BookBaby Bookshop is the perfect platform for selling your audiobook and is included with every order. Here are the perks to selling your audiobook on your dedicated Bookshop page:

  • Earn 75% royalties
  • Get paid weekly
  • Create coupons for your marketing campaigns
  • Grow your network by capturing your buyers' email addresses
  • Robust analytics
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Audiobook cover design

Our expert book cover designers are here to help create your custom audiobook cover. This service is available to anyone who orders a BookBaby audiobook.
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Audiobook cover design

Bring your audiobook to life

Our Publishing Specialists will help you create an audiobook that works for you and your budget

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More to discover:

Are audiobooks profitable?

Yes! Audiobooks are continue to grow in popularity. In fact, they’re currently the fastest-growing aspect of the book industry. Now is the time to have your book available for readers to listen to anywhere.

When you publish an audiobook with BookBaby, you’ll receive the highest royalties in the market – 75% on every audiobook sold! That’s a significant increase from ACX/Audible’s 25-40% payout. Plus, you’ll get your own author page on Bookshop where you can sell your audiobook directly to readers.

Can I self-publish an audiobook?

Just like with printed books and eBooks, you can absolutely self-publish an audiobook. And when you self-publish with BookBaby, you’ll have everything you need in one place – including Print On Demand services, editing services, Facebook advertising, and much more! Check out our self-publishing packages to get started.

Where will my audiobook be available for purchase?

Your audiobook will be available for purchase at the BookBaby Bookshop, the internet's most author-friendly bookstore! This allows us to give the greatest percentage of royalties back to you, the author.