By Judy Penz Sheluk
as a follow-up and correction to THIS POST
Available in the U.S. and UK for some months, in 2017, ACX finally opened their production facilities to Canadian authors.
If you’re not familiar with ACX, it’s a marketplace where authors, literary agents, publishers, and other Rights Holders can connect with narrators, engineers, recording studios, and other Producers capable of producing a finished audiobook.
Before the Rights Holder can start the process, they will have to set up an account (including banking information) and a Title Profile which confirms that you do hold the audio rights to the book.
The Rights Holder—in my case, I own the audiobook rights to all of my books—has three options. Note that royalty rates vary on whether the Rights Holder signs an “Exclusive” contract with ACX (meaning the audiobook will be available only on Audible, Amazon and iTunes) or a non-exclusive contract.