Audiobooks are a great avenue for sales, and this market is still growing. There's never been a better time to jump in.
This is why we're pleased to inform you about our partnership with the audiobook-creation experts at ListenUp Audiobooks.
ListenUp Audiobooks is an award-winning audiobook publisher. With over 15 years of experience, they've worked with some of the largest publishers in the industry, including Hachette, Penguin Random House, HarperCollins, and Audible.com.
Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, ListenUp has relationships with studios, agents, and talent in New York, Los Angeles, and all over. They are sensitive to both tight budgets and tight deadlines and approach each project with an unparalleled dedication to quality.
We've worked closely with ListenUp for the past couple of months and are proud to confirm that they provide:
- Responsive, personalized service.
- A wide range of voice talents.
- State-of-the art recording and post-production facilities.
- Experienced staff of technical and creative professionals.
- A thorough quality control process.
- Multiple production and distribution options, including Kobo's sister company, OverDrive, a library distributor.
- Royalty rate of 75% of the amount received on every sale.*
Whatever your needs, ListenUp is your one-stop shop for spoken word audio services.
As a Kobo Writing Life author, you're entitled to a special discount on the hourly rate of an audio book project.
This means savings of $100 every hour! Where standard rates are USD $450/finished hour, our authors only pay $350/finished hour.
We hope you enjoy this exciting new service. To begin, click the link below, navigate to "Get Started", and make sure to use promo code "Kobo".
ListenUp gives authors 75% of the amount received on every sale, regardless of whether you produce your book with them or not. As the different distributors' terms vary, the actual amount will fluctuate. E.g. Audible's royalty rate is 25% of the sale price, others are around 40%, and of that you'll receive 75%. And if you sell through ListenUp's retail site, you receive the full 75% of list prices.