Can I fund my audiobook with a crowdfunding/Kickstarter campaign?
It's not common, but we've seen some great audiobooks get produced because of a Kickstarter campaign.
There are a few things you'll want to consider before starting down this path:
- If you plan to offer a copy of the finished audiobook to backers, consider the delivery and playback experience to the listener. You can't unlock a purchase on any of the major audiobook platforms, and Giveaway Codes should not be used for this purpose. Delivering the audio files to the user directly and letting them sideload onto a listening device is a workaround, but not necessarily a great experience.
- Consider your options if your project isn't fully funded. You'll likely want to have your narrator identified and even have some samples prepared to bring excitement to the campaign. Having a narrator start that work, and booking their schedule, is quite the commitment (especially if you go into production before waiting for the full funding goal to be met). If you aren’t prepared to pay for the entire project if the campaign misses its funding goal, you should not sign your production contract with Findaway Voices (since that's a commitment to pay).
Having solid plans for these considerations helps open up the option to crowdfund your audiobook production. You can read one author's experience of crowdfunding their production on our blog here
How can I find my audiobook available for sale?
Remember that it can take up to 30 days (sometimes a bit longer) for your title to be live at the partners you've chosen. Retailer Links: The Retailer Links tool is now available for authors to retrieve their URL's for their audiobook(s). Please ...
When will my audiobook be available for sale?
You can expect to see your title live at most retailers in 2–4 weeks from the time you submit for distribution (Audible in particular tends to take longer than most retailers and can take up to 30-45 days). To prevent any delays, please ensure that ...
Can I include music in my audiobook production?
Music can add another fantastic layer of atmosphere to your audiobook listening experience, but do run some risk of distracting the listener or triggering retailer audio quality reviews. Here's some things to think about if you're thinking about ...
How do I give away copies of my audiobook to groups or reviewers?
Every audiobook distributed with Findaway Voices may receive 30 Giveaway Codes which you may use to give free copies of your audiobook to anyone you'd like at no cost to you or the listener. If you need more than 30 Giveaway Codes, check out ...
There are two versions of my audiobook on Apple Books. What can I do about this?
Apple Books accepts audiobooks from multiple aggregators, and in some cases may end up having multiple copies of your book (especially if you distribute your book to Audible via ACX, which Findaway Voices does). Fortunately, Findaway Voices has a ...