Can I narrate my own audiobook?
You certainly can! Particularly in non-fiction genres, the voice of the author can provide a unique draw for your book.
However, narrating a book can be quite the endeavor,and it's not for everyone. Professional narrators exist for a reason, bringing a combination of acting/performance skills, a home recording studio, vocal endurance, and sound engineering skills. Before you go down this path, make sure you're familiar with and comfortable meeting our technical requirements. We've also seen authors try recording and fully editing the first couple chapters of audio (and having their fans listen and review) before deciding whether to proceed recording themselves.
If you choose to continue with self-recording your audiobook, you can upload your book by choosing the "sell existing audiobook" option on the Findaway Voices interface once your book is completed. Please do this under an author account, not a narrator.
Findaway Voices is not able to provide technical or sound engineering support for self-recording authors, but here are some helpful resources:
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 ...
Why isn't my audiobook at one of the retailers I picked?
There's a couple things that could be happening: The vendor could have chosen to not offer it. Findaway Voices will deliver your book to each of your selections, but that doesn't guarantee that they'll make it available to their customers. For some ...
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 100 redemption 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. These one-time-use codes will allow you to give away ...