AVAILABLE FOR AUTHORS AT A GUARANTEED FIXED PRICE WITH A DISTRIBUTION SERVICE THAT SECURES FOR YOU 70% OF THE REVENUES.
36 percent of respondents listen to an audio book, audio play or podcast once a month.
(Source: Audible Compass)
We produce your audiobook in outstanding quality
Magical, professional and pleasant to listen over voices are the core of the success of your audiobook, but that’s not all.
Novels, but also exciting non-fiction books, require high-quality direction and sensitive editing to enhance suspense and changes in perspective – so that the listener remains captivated by your story. Our experienced narrators* ensure that your story comes to life.
The highest production standards and impeccable sound, without annoying lips or mouth noises, are perfectly assured by Audio Quants.
If you wish, we can enhance the emotional impact of your story with subtle atmospheres and background music.
We take care of everything. From recording to worldwide distribution on all known audio platforms.
At a guaranteed fixed price.
It’s easy to choose the right voice
We have prepared a selection of experienced, proven voices for whom your book is more than just a job. These microphone professionals will put their heart and soul into making your listeners fans.
Select your preferred voice so that we can immediately estimate the budget for your audiobook production.
Our contracts are simple: You are and remain the owner of all rights. We are simply your service provider.
Enjoy budget security with a fixed price – UNTIL YOUR AUDIOBOOK IS READY
There are no surprises with us. We calculate our prices according to the number of words in your book – so we can tell you right away what your budget should be.
We don’t make a secret of our prices, because you want to know immediately where you stand. That’s why you can easily calculate the budget for your audiobook production here:
1 | Choose voice
2 | Calculate your budget
How many words does your book have?
*) This price indication is provided for information purposes. Of course, you will receive an explicit list of all services before you place your order. Please note that for end consumers and small businesses, statutory VAT may be added.
3 | Book a free consultation
We have compiled all the essential information on this website. But let’s be honest: producing your own audio book is a well-considered investment and a project that requires a lot of time and energy! That is why we would like to meet you in a personal interview and answer any questions you may have. This first meeting is free!
Thanks to our distribution service, your audiobook is available worldwide. You will receive 70% of our revenues. No hidden costs or one-off payments.
FAQ – Frequently asked questions
IS YOUR OFFER REALLY AIMED AT ALL AUTHORS, WHETHER OR NOT THEY HAVE A PUBLISHING HOUSE?
Yes, we offer our service to all authors who have the rights to adapt their work into an audio book. The fact that a book has already been published by a publisher makes no difference. We do not want to judge whether your book could be a radio success or not. Only your listeners will decide that.
We will, however, advise you openly and honestly on whether your subject is suitable for an audio book and how we assess the chances of success. Your personal reputation, your activity on social media and the fact that you organise public readings, for example, all play a role.
In addition, we always reserve the right to reject content if it is harmful to young people or incites hatred.
HOW DOES THE WHOLE PRODUCTION PROCESS WORK?
The description is simple:
1. You choose a voice and we evaluate the guaranteed budget for the production of your audiobook.
2. If you agree with the budget, you get to know us in a non-binding meeting. We discuss what is important to you and share our experience with you.
3. You place a binding order and make the budget available against invoice by bank transfer.
4. During a briefing, a list of questions is asked to the narrator and producer and everything that needs to be taken into account (e.g. pronunciation of names) is communicated. During this briefing, we define the style of narration of your audio book together.
5. We send you the rough cut of the finished voice recordings for content verification and approval.
6. We incorporate all corrections, even if this means that the narrator has to return to the studio. We then deliver the mastered audiobook to you according to international standards of quality and volume as *.mp3 and *.wav files.
7. You decide whether you want us to distribute your audio book worldwide for a contractually agreed period.
WHAT IS THE GUARANTEED FIXED PRICE?
We calculate a price of a few cents per word. This price includes the amount paid to the narrators and all production services (but not distribution and marketing services).
The price per word depends on the choice of narrators and the total number of words. A very short book has a relatively higher price per word, because the organisational expenses for a short book are no less important than for a long book.
WHY DO YOU CALCULATE PRICES ON THE BASIS OF THE NUMBER OF WORDS AND NOT ON THE BASIS OF "HOURS OF FINISHED AUDIO" LIKE MANY OTHERS?
There are always differences in the pace of speech. You can never tell exactly whether a book is 9 hours or 10 hours long. But when it comes to invoicing, this can already represent a price difference of up to 10% if all the participants (narrators, editing, mastering) invoice at the end according to the length.
We assume that between 9,000 and 10,000 words are spoken per hour in English. We deduct a price per word which includes everything: Narrator, editing and mastering. We assume the “risk” of a 10% price variation due to the final duration!
WHO DOES THE ARTWORK/COVER?
If you have a ready-made (book) cover for which you own all the rights, we can use this cover for the audio book. If this is not possible for legal or technical reasons, we will gladly design a professional cover for a fair fixed price.
Ask about our comprehensive and cost-effective marketing package.
Can I dub my book myself?
In principle, our offer on this website is only valid in connection with our experienced narrators*, with whom we have defined working processes and quality standards.
If you, as an author, also have professional experience in storytelling – whether as a coach, trainer, actor or facilitator – please let us know. We will be happy to discuss this with you.
Remember that recording yourself does not usually save money, unless you have a professional home studio with a dubbing booth
WHAT KIND OF AUDIO BOOKS DO YOU PRODUCE?
In principle, we produce all types of content, from non-fiction to fiction.
We are particularly passionate about fiction. One of the reasons we chose our narrators is that they can bring worlds and characters to life.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR MY AUDIOBOOK TO BE READY?
The audiobook market is growing faster than production capacity. If you want to ensure that your audiobook will be published on a specific date, you should order the production of your audiobook 4 to 6 months in advance.
The production time starting from the order placement varies from a few weeks to a few months, as many factors are involved: The availability of actors, the size of the book, the workload of the studio – and also how quickly you can control the listening.
If it has to be done very quickly, ask for our express service – which does, however, come at a considerable extra cost.
Once the master has been completed, the process of technical publication on the platforms usually takes another 4-6 weeks.
IS IT POSSIBLE TO PAY IN INSTALMENTS OR GET FINANCING?
Yes, although there is no financing like buying a TV set.
Authors who have already published several books and who can prove their sales figures or who have a regular readership (e.g. followers on social media channels) have the possibility to receive an advance on the expected streaming revenues, which is credited to the budget. This advance is then first repaid by the streaming revenues before any revenue shares are paid.
Such models are the exception – but it is always worth talking to us about them.
OUR DISTRIBUTION SERVICE FOR YOUR FINISHED AUDIOBOOK
Of course, you can also use our distribution service alone. In this case, also, we would be happy to have a non-binding preliminary meeting with you to get to know you and your audiobook.
Take the first step for your audiobook
You have now reached the end of this webpage. If you still have any questions, an experienced audio producer is available for a free consultation!
Make an appointment for an interview or send us an e-mail with your request to info(at)audioquants.com!
AUDIO QUANTS – AUDIO ENTERTAINMENT
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