So you've self-published a book...
Finally start collecting all the royalties and fans you've been missing out on by having your own audiobooks produced as quickly as in a single afternoon... even if they used to be "off limits" because of money or location!
Hey fellow author,
You’ve already done the hard work of creating a book…
So doesn’t it make sense to get it in as many people’s hands as possible and maximize your royalties?
I started to realize how silly it was to not have audiobooks after a close friend of mine said she still hadn't read my book after several months of receiving it.
Frustrated that even a close friend wouldn't read my book, I discovered something interesting...
She, like many people, would do her “reading” on the way to work in her car.
That's when I started to notice just how many people were like her that listen to audiobooks almost exclusively.
Audiobooks are obviously awesome, but unfortunately, there's a few stumbling blocks that have kept the average author from profiting with audiobooks like...
Kind of a pain, right?
This is why many people, including myself, had written audiobooks off as not worth the effort.
But something wouldn't let me give up on the idea of audiobooks...
I kept thinking about how many people I wasn't reaching because I didn't have audiobooks.
And wondered how many other authors must be having this same problem...
That's when I went to work and devoured all the information I could on audiobook production.
Much to my surprise... I found out all of these "problems" could be easily solved!
Don't live in the US or UK?
You can still create an ACX account from anywhere in the world using a special service that was revealed to me, or use another new free distributor Authors Republic.
So no matter where you live in the world...
You can have your audiobooks on the biggest retailers like Audible and iTunes!
Boom! Problem solved!
Pretty awesome, huh?
Now at this point you may be wondering...
"Why Are You So Freakin Excited About Audiobooks!?"
The first reason is seeing the results first hand.
I recorded a short 47 minute audiobook in a few hours…
And what happened next shocked me!
I saw 85 organic sales of a simple little audiobook in only 3 weeks... without ANY promotion!
Sales keep increasing each month... 149 on just ONE of my audiobooks in December 2015 WITHOUT doing any type of audiobook marketing!
There's way less competition in the audiobook market... just watch this brand new audiobook get top search results for "weight loss"
Ugh!! Why didn't I do this sooner!?
I had been missing out on thousands of dollars each year by not having audiobooks!
In the past two and a half months - I've generated over 207 sales with only a few books...
The crazy thing is, the vast majority of my audiobook sales have come completely passively!
Let me ask you something...
"How many of your books could be generating more money and fans for you right now once you turn them into audiobooks?"
After publishing this audiobook and realizing the potential, it's as if there was a sign from the Universe…
At a seminar after telling a guy I was an author…
The first thing he asked is, “Do you have audiobooks?”
He, like many busy professionals, goes straight to Audible to buy his books.
Which leads me to another reason I love audiobooks...
Have you noticed how incredibly fierce the competition is on kindle?
It seems like everyone and their mother is publishing an ebook…
And that means it’s easy to get lost in the crowd.
How would you like to go into a relatively untapped market leveraging the hard work you’ve ALREADY done?
Side bonus: Audiobook downloaders are a wealthier demographic…
With the average yearly income being $84,000. (Source: Audio Publishers Association)
This Is Only Scratching The Surface Of Why Audiobooks Are Awesome... But There's Still One Problem...
There are two ways to create an audiobook…
The first is to hire a narrator like I did for my first audiobook.
Hiring a narrator cost me over $1,330 to produce a single 4.5+ hour book!
With that price tag, I would have said audiobooks are only worth it to authors with a large following and deep pockets.
You could also do royalty share with a narrator to avoid initial costs...
And while this is a great option for some, it means cutting your royalties in half!
Plus you're locked into exclusive distribution with ACX, can't sell on your own, and can't use it as an incentive to build your list missing out on a HUGE reason to create audiobooks! #thatsucks
Luckily, there's another way to produce audiobooks...
Once I realized hiring a narrator for all of my books would quickly burn a hole in my pocket...
And doing a royalty share was a bad long-term strategy for me...
I experimented with recording my own audiobooks.
After all, there are many highly popular audiobooks read by the author in a casual style rather than by some voice actor.
And with a degree in music and having spent the past 4 years doing side gigs as an audio editor...
I thought there was no one better than me to figure out if this would be possible.
After tons of trial and error, I found out I could crank out audiobooks even in my absolutely "horrible for recording" open loft apartment full of echo and reverb.
Once I came up with a few ingenious tricks to make this process ridiculously easy...
I had a revelation...
Virtually ANY author who can speak into a microphone can produce their own professional quality audiobooks!
Can you see why I'm ALL about recording my own audiobooks?
I'm also passionate about every author being able to have audiobooks...
So I decided to share my strategies so you can affordably and easily produce your own professional audiobooks in the comfort of your own home!
Audiobooks have become a major part of my business--generating $3K to $5K each month in passive income. While I generally recommend that authors outsource the process, the next best option is to create it yourself. What I like about Audiobooks Made Easy is it provides a no-fluff, easy to follow process for creating high quality audiobooks that listeners will love!
I walk you through everything where you watch over my shoulder exactly how I go through the process.
If you can click the same buttons I tell you to click, you can produce your own audiobooks.
Or worst case scenario…
I’ll even let you outsource some of the work to me.
If you can hit a button and start talking… then you can make your own audiobooks at a fraction of the price of hiring a narrator. Pretty cool huh?
I must be honest, I was worried this training will be overwhelming with technical language and tasks that I won't be able to do on my own.
To my surprise, Derek kept this training very simple, clear and straight to the point. Frankly, Derek has succeeded in making the whole process of recording audiobooks easy.
My favorite part of this course is how Derek delivers the training material and the bonus checklist. As I worked through the course, it felt like Derek was sitting right next to me guiding me each step of the way.
If you want a simple, step-by-step guide to creating your own audiobooks, this is the only training you need.
While you can make plenty of sales passively, what if want to really take your audiobook sales to the next level?
As a special bonus, you'll get access to Daniel Hall's audiobook marketing training where you'll discover insights on...
It’s my hope that all self-published authors who have great books to share with the world can get their work into as many people’s hands (and ears) as possible.
This information would have easily saved me over $1,120 had I known it early on...
But I want serious authors who are passionate about connecting with their readers to have access to this information...
That’s why I’m making this training affordable for the savvy authors who want to connect with their readers.
Take the next logical step on your publishing journey and enter into the exciting audiobook world by clicking the buy button below.
I've wanted to do audio versions of my books but being woefully technological challenged, I was too nervous to even give it a try.
Derek Doepker's practical step-by-step training has changed all that. After going through the training, I'm convinced that this is truly something I can do--and that's saying something!
I'm so absolutely sure that Audiobooks Made Easy will help you excel as a self-published author that I'm offering an unconditional, Derek's 30-day money back guarantee.
If for whatever reason you're not impressed with Audiobooks Made Easy, or you decide you don't want to create your own audiobooks, simply request a refund.
You can get your money back within 30 days. Simply contact us. No monkey business. I will always refund our money.
You have nothing to lose!
"If You Feel Like You’ve ONLY Gotten Your Money’s Worth And That I Haven’t Massively OVER Delivered, I’d Still Be Happy To Refund You!" - Derek Doepker
Both fiction and non-fiction audiobooks can be created with the techniques shared.
The training is primarily video as you need it to follow along with the software. There are written notes that outline the process in a step-by-step style. Once the process is learned, you may only want to refer to the written portion.
This is entirely dependent on the author and I’ll make no claims of what can be achieved financially from audiobooks. You may make nothing. I’ll simply note there are some successful authors have noticed an increase of several hundred to several thousand dollars of additional royalties each month by creating audiobooks of their existing books.
ACX actually encourages authors to narrate themselves. As long as you follow what I teach, most people will be able to produce quality books themselves. I recommend recording a short sample and sending it to ACX prior to recording an entire book and they can confirm if it's up to their standards.
For me, it’s about a 3:1 ratio of production to finished audio time. So for a one hour audiobook, that’s about three hours of production time. It will likely take a little longer as you first get comfortable with the process. For those with shorter books, a single book could be produced in an afternoon.
You can obviously narrate a book in any language you’re comfortable speaking clearly. Spanish speakers can narrate a Spanish audiobook for instance. However, if you’re trying to narrate in any language where you have a strong accent or difficulty reading, narrating yourself isn’t ideal. For these individuals, I would not recommend this training and instead would opt for hiring a narrator.
I've made the process as simple to learn as possible for the average non-tech savvy author. The most technical editing and formatting parts can be outsourced to me if you'd like.
No. A simple conversational style will suffice for most audiobooks, fiction or non-fiction, unless you prefer to add style to it.
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