Quick Answer: How Do You Get Paid For Recording Audio Books?

How much do you get paid to record audiobooks?

Even for newcomers, narrating audiobooks is a lucrative line of work. According to Business Insider, voiceover artists just starting out can expect to earn $100 for each hour of finished audio. For industry veterans, those figures can reach up to $500 for a completed hour.

Can you make money recording audiobooks?

For every 10 ebooks you sell, you might sell one audiobook. Royalties are paid based on the revenue received from the purchase price, not the full retail price. You might earn $2-4 for each audiobook sold, so you can see it could take a while for the audiobook to start earning a profit.

How do you record books on audible?

  • Create an account with ACX. ACX is part of Audible.com, an Amazon.com subsidiary.
  • Get your studio ready. Of course, by studio I mean anywhere you can set up.
  • Start recording! Fire up Garageband, create a new voice track, and go.
  • Edit and export your recordings. This is fun, but tedious, work.
  • Upload your files to ACX.

How do authors get paid from Audible?

Authors get an “honorarium,” publishers get nothing

While Audible encourages authors to market their audiobooks, they can get the $1/sale payment without doing any extra marketing at all. The authors get $1 whether the audiobook is sold outright or downloaded as part of a monthly or annual subscription.

Do audiobook narrators get royalties?

Most Audiobook Narrators Opt for Full-Buyout Over Royalties. Most audiobooks are structured as a ‘full-buyout,’ which means that you wholly own the rights to the recording and as such, are not required to pay the narrator royalties derived from future sales.

How long does it take to record an audiobook?

The average audiobook runs about 12 hours, but the process of making them takes a lot longer. For pros like Gilbert, the ratio of finished audio to recording time is tight—maybe 1 hour of final audiobook for every hour and 15 minutes spent in the booth.

What equipment do I need to record audiobooks?

Equipment for Making an Audiobook:

  1. A good USB mic. The Blue Snowball condenser mic or the Samson Meteor Mic USB Studio Microphone are recommended.
  2. A pop filter. The Earamble Studio Microphone Pop Filter is recommended.
  3. Audacity.

How do I get hired to read audio books?

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Can you record yourself reading a book?

In general, no, is not legal. A voice recording of a book still under copyright is a “derivative” work and infringes its copyright. Under some special circumstance, you may be protected by “fair use,” but fair use is a defense mechanism, not a right.