Findaway Voices and Chirp: Are we entering into a new era for audiobook sales for indies?

“Half of Americans over the age of 14 have listened to an audiobook in the past year…” ––Publishers WeeklyApril 25, 2019, from a survey conducted for the Audio Publishers Association. Audiobook revenues rose 36% in the past year—AAP report February, 2019 As I have posted earlier this week, the first book in my Victorian San Francisco Mystery series, Maids of Misfortune, is on sale for 99 cents on Chirp, an audiobook promotion site that, in partnership with Findaway Voices, has the potential to expand the audiobook market for indie authors such as myself. I haven’t done one of these long Read more…

What is a fair but competitive price for audible books?

Recently I’ve been pretty quiet on this blog, mostly because I am furiously writing away on my sequel to Maids of Misfortune. The title of the sequel is Uneasy Spirits, and I have over 90,000 words written. My goal is to finish the first draft by the time of the Historical Novel Society Convention, which is meeting mid June in San Diego. (If you are going to be there let me know, I would love a chance to meet you.) But, today I read about a new service Amazon is providing with its subsidiary Audible called Audiobook Creation Exchange (ACX) Read more…