How It Works

Print Publishers

ACX Puts You in the Director’s Chair.

Offering Rights?

If you’re a book publisher, ACX can help you. If you control a slew of previously unexploited audio rights, now is the time to surface those titles. Using top-notch Producers, ACX allows you to produce audiobooks—at market-optimized rates.

Here’s how to use ACX:

Step 1. Confirm

First, confirm you have audio rights a book by double-checking those book contracts. If you have the audio rights then ACX considers you, and will refer to you from here on out, as a Rights Holder.

Step 2. Create a profile

Create a Title Profile by describing your book and the type of narrator best suited for it. You'll also post a 1-2 page excerpt from your book to serve as the Audition Script for potential narrators.

Step 3. Find Narrators

Post your book so Producers can audition. Or listen to sample narrations and invite a handful of producers to audition for your book.

Step 4. Review Auditions

Review auditions from interested Producers.

Step 5. Make a Deal

You can make an Offer to a Producer to produce your audiobook by sending the Producer a Production Offer Page. If the Producer accepts the Offer, you have a deal on ACX.

Step 6. Check-in

Your producer will record and upload the a 15 minute checkpoint of the audiobook, which you can approve or provide feedback. When the sample is approved, the producer will record the full project.

Step 7. Approve the Final Product

You can ask the Producer to make up to two rounds of corrections to your finished audiobook. When you're happy, you pay your producer directly, unless you agreed to a Royalty Share deal.

Step 8. Distribute

ACX distributes your audiobook through Audible, Amazon, and iTunes under both the exclusive and non-exclusive contracts. If you grant non-exclusive distribution rights, then you can distribute through additional channels.

Step 9. Promote

Promote the availability of the audiobook to your authors’ fans. Feel free to use our great marketing tools and advice in the Promote Yourself section.

For more information, please read our FAQ.