Authors looking for new markets and new audiences have a new opportunity through eBookIt.com to share their books via the spoken word.
Sudbury, MA March 13, 2012 –eBookIt.com has teamed with Audible.com to take the possibilities to a new level with a human-voice audiobook package.
“Those who know the story of how eBookIt.com got its start know that this enterprise has been all about providing practical, doable opportunities for authors, opportunities that streamline the process and reduce the challenges to reaching an audience,” said Bennett. “This relationship with Audible.com is simply one more step towards the goal of making publication in all formats accessible to those who have something to say.
“In a nutshell, one submits one’s audiobook along with the necessary information, waits 3 weeks, and sees one’s work offered for sale on Audible.com, iTunes, Amazon, and more,” Bennett added.
Even if authors have already made the leap from print books to eBooks, the possibility of audiobooks invites expansion into new markets, including those with visual impairment and those who engage in activities in which print or eBooks don’t work but audiobooks do, like driving. According to the Audible.com website, while the average reader averages 5 books a year, the average member at AudibleListener listens to more than 3 times as many books a year—17.
Audible.com requires a professional-sounding audio recording, and though in the past, preparing such a recording could only be done with an investment of several thousand dollars in hiring talent, studio time, and editing, the advances in technology have made it possible for many non-professionals to prepare a recording themselves. With a pleasant sounding voice, a decent microphone, and free or low-cost software, such as Audacity or Apple’s GarageBand, a reasonably high quality product can be created with the primary investment being the time for recording and editing.
For those who aren’t ready for the DIY approach, eBookIt.com is at the ready to assist with services and/or recommendations of companies that can assist them in meeting the quality requirements.
If you would like more information on eBookIt.com and Audible.com’s audiobook program or to schedule an interview with eBookIt.com Founder & CEO Bo Bennett, please call 978-440-8364 or e-mail bo at ebookit dot com.
Audible.com is Amazon’s audiobook distributor, currently offering over 100,000 titles. It offers individual downloads and membership plans for audiobook purchasers using a wide range of mobile audio devices, including iPhone, Android, Blackberry, and many other devices from companies such as Memorex, Motorola, Philips, RCA, Olympus, and Pioneer XMp3, as well as for Windows and Macintosh computers.
Since 2010, eBookIt.com (based in Sudbury, Massachusetts) has helped thousands of authors and publishers get their books converted to ebook format, and distributed to all the major ebook retailers, including Amazon.com, Barnesandnoble.com, Apple iBookstore, Kobo, Sony Readerstore, Ingram Digital, and Google eBookstore.