I already have a narrator I work with, can we use Findaway Voices?

I already have a narrator I work with, can we use Findaway Voices?

Absolutely! There's two options for producing with a narrator you already work with.

1) You can work with your narrator directly and bring your fully finished audiobook to Findaway Voices for distribution using the "sell existing audio" option. Just make sure that your narrator knows about our technical requirements if you go this path, and note that the author, not the narrator, would be the one to load the audio on Findaway Voices.  Findaway does not charge any production fees if you go this route.

2) You can use our audiobook production service. For this service (which we'll detail below), we charge a production fee of 30% on top of the PFH (Per Finished Hour) rate you have worked out with your narrator (this fee cannot be waived). To work with your narrator using the Findaway Voices workflow, choose the "create a new audiobook" option and follow the prompts.

This is what you get if you choose produce with your narrator via Findaway Voices:

Pre-Production Support: Translating print into an audio experience can be very nuanced, and we’ll be there to help you through the of articulating your vision to the narrator.

Time-Saving Workflow: Our workflow is designed for audiobook production. We make the process easy for both you and the narrator with time saving features like chapter-level commenting and advanced file management. All of this is optimized to flow directly into our distribution services automatically, setting you up for easy distribution to 30+ vendors.

Technical Standards: As production wraps up, we have in-house audio engineers review every title to ensure they meet our technical requirements for universal distribution. If there are any issues, we'll coordinate with the narrator directly to facilitate those fixes.

Administrative Tasks: All throughout the project, we will handle administrative tasks such as contract management, scheduling, payment processing, and filing of appropriate tax reporting (1099s, etc). We’ll also be sure to help ensure timelines are being met and the project is running smoothly.

Please note that if we cast a narrator for you, the price presented on the screen will be fully inclusive of our production fees.This 30% only applies if you've negotiated a rate directly with the narrator outside of Findaway Voices, and are simply using us for production.

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