If you want to sell your book on Amazon you have three options:
- 1Sell a printed book (hardcover, paperback or both)
- 2Sell a Kindle version
- 3Sell an audio version
The most successful authors sell all three. Why? Because people process information differently.
I love the smell of new books. I love curling up on the couch with a book. I love the feeling of physically putting a book down once I’m done, and reflecting on what I’ve just experienced. I hate the idea of curling up with a Kindle.
By contrast, others love Kindles and eBooks. They save space, they are lighter, and they are a great resource if you love to read when travelling. If you aren’t sure what you want to read one day, just pack your Kindle and you can read on the go.
And others like to multitask. They like having an audio book playing while they’re washing the dishes, cleaning the house or working out. They love the idea of increasing their knowledge while they’re doing their errands.
While having one or two of these versions is a start, the most successful authors sell all three. Why? Because if you only sell one or two, you’re alienating part of your potential audience.
So how do you create a good audio book? Take a look at AudibleACX’s video below to find out.