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CHOOSING THE RIGHT PLATFORM:

HOW TO SELECT THE BEST DISTRIBUTION PLATFORM FOR YOUR AUDIOBOOK RELEASE

Before you jump, the decision of where to release and monetize your audiobook is influenced by several factors, including your objectives, target audience, discoverability and distribution strategy. To make an informed choice, you must explore a range of popular platforms tailored to various needs and preferences.  Below you will find many popular platforms where you can consider releasing your audiobook:

THE PLATFORMS

Audible: Audible is the 500lb gorilla and one of the largest audiobook platforms, owned by Amazon. Publishing your audiobook on Audible gives you access to a massive audience of listeners worldwide. However, unless you do an exclusive agreement, Audible takes the lion’s share of the revenue.  Keep in mind that Audible has specific ACX requirements for audiobook production and distribution.

Other Retailers: Consider distributing your audiobook to other retailers such as Apple Books, iTunes, Google Play Books, Kobo, and Barnes & Noble. Each platform has its own audience and distribution and revenue models. Navigating the agreements and contracts can be overwhelming and frankly becomes a impedance to releasing a book.

Author’s Website: You can sell your audiobook directly through your own website using platforms like Shopify or WooCommerce. This gives you full control over pricing, distribution, and sales analytics. This can have its advantages, but also limits your audiobooks’ discoverability.

Libraries: Partnering with library distribution services like OverDrive or hoopla can expand the reach of your audiobook to library patrons.

When choosing where to release your audiobook, consider factors such as distribution reach, royalty rates, terms of service, and audience demographics. It’s often beneficial to distribute your audiobook across multiple platforms to maximize visibility, discoverability and reach different segments of your target audience.

IN SUMMARY

To improve discoverability, Phase 3 Studios works with all audiobook distributors including Amazon Audible, Apple, SCRIBD, chirp, Hoopla, Spotify, Google Play, Kobo and many others. If you don’t have a distributor, we can take care of this part to get your revenue going as quickly as possible. Contact us today if you don’t want to worry about all the details.  For an exhaustive list of those we can distribute your book to, CLICK HERE.

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Welcome to Phase 3 Studios, the leading destination for crafting high quality audiobooks for self-publishers. With over fifteen years of experience, our nationwide network of studios provides an inspiring and comfortable atmosphere for nurturing a creative performance.

At Phase 3 Studios, we take the reins of the entire process, seamlessly guiding your audiobook journey from discovering exceptional voice talent, recording, editing, mastering and ultimately, distribution. Our distribution capability includes platforms like Audible, Apple Books, Spotify, Google and many others.

We’ve had the honor of working with multiple New York Times best-selling authors, affirming the trust they place in Phase 3 Studios—a testament to the quality of our services. The opportunity is yours to get started—reach out to us and let’s start the realization of your audiobook dream today!

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How long does it take to create an audiobook?

When we produce an audiobook, we work as efficiently as possible to ensure both a smooth and timely production.  For an average six-hour audiobook, production time is typically between 6 and 8 weeks from first day of record.  This would include recording, editing, proofing, mastering, QC approvals and submission to distributor platforms.  The timeline can also be affected by factors such as casting, talent availability, studio availability and any other unforeseen delays.

I don’t have the funds to do this at the moment. Is there another way or payment options?

As with all business ventures, an initial investment is required and producing an audiobook is no different.  Standard payment terms are 50% at the start and the balance due prior to distribution.  We do accept credit cards such as Visa and Mastercard, and other payment types including Venmo and PayPal.

Plus, the sooner you get started, the sooner you will be able to recoup your investment and start making money with your audiobook.

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We provide top quality talent and gear to make your project the best it can be.

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We have studios located across the country for easy access to professional recording.

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Top publishers trust us to deliver a quality experience for the author and quality book delivered on-time.

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Three decade’s experience working with some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry, over hundreds of projects. Meticulous attention to detail and an artisan-like approach to our craft set Phase 3 Studios apart. We bring all of that to your audiobook project, no matter how large or small, executed with our signature “guaranteed smoothness”, for award-winning results on your project.

Whatever your audiobook needs may be, Phase 3 Studios has got you covered. We are committed to delivering excellence and exceeding your expectations. Don’t hesitate – give us a call today to embark on your audiobook journey with us!