Updated: Aug 12
I decided almost a year ago to put One & Only through ACX, which is the production end of Audible. This past week, it was finally released. Consumers may not know much about how audio books are produced and how either the author and producer are paid. There are a variety of options, but at the end of the day, the author finds a producer who is willing to enter the kind of agreement the author offers. I had one such agreement that fell through when the producer disappeared. I started another search and found Hannah Kopen, an actor and coach in the midwest. We came to an agreement, and she produced, I edited and we submitted the final files in May.
And we waited. Then ACX comes out with this new policy that they guarantee approval of title in ten days. So I had to ask...why were we going on two months? I asked, they said they never got the final files (even with email proof of delivery). We had to submit and approve again and then in only three days, the title went live.
I could not be happier with the narration for all four Bryeton Books, even though I could be happier with ACX/Amazon. I love seeing them together, which was the entire point of this exercise, so here it is, with links, my latest offering.