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With over 100 works now available on Audible, I'm an experienced audiobook narrator who can guide you through independent audiobook production from start to finish. My British-accented voice is particularly well suited to Regency and Victorian era romance, and Jane Austen inspired work, but I will consider all genres and projects.
My current standard rate is US $200 per finished hour, fully edited, mastered, proofed by an independent proofer, and ready to upload. Every hour of finished audiobook recording takes around 5-6 hours to record, edit and master to pass ACX standards. In order to estimate the length of your finished work, divide your total word count by 9,100 - this is my average rate, which is slightly slower than the 9,300 ACX average of words per hour, but British RP is slightly slower than standard American which is mostly what they are measuring.
If you prefer to hire your own audio engineer, or have the skills to produce yourself, my RAW recording rates are $160 per finished hour (punch and roll recording).
I do ask for a 25% up front deposit (to pay my independent proof editor), the rest of the money to be paid when the audiobook is completed.
Thinking about dipping your toes in the water with a shorter project? Up to 20,000 words, I offer a one-off rate of $165 PFH fully mastered. Contact me to discuss!
Got a SERIES to record of 3 or more books? Ask me about a series discount!
SPECIAL REFERRAL DEAL: Refer another author who signs up with me for a project and get $10 PFH discount on our next book together! (1 discount per project only).
Got questions about how audiobooks work? Try ACX's help center.
Or check out Findaway Voices, if you're in a country where you can't upload directly to ACX (everywhere but the US, UK, Canada and Ireland at the present time).
Otherwise, click the button below to get in touch and enquire about me narrating your audiobook now... or check out a sample contract or my FAQs about my process!
I also offer Zoom consults at a rate of $30/30 minutes in order to guide you through the process to produce your OWN audiobook (even if I'm not narrating it). Send me an enquiry and we'll work out a time that works for both of us!
I highly recommend Catherine Bilson - she narrated my non-fiction book recently and was professional, very helpful to a newbie-to-audio, and has a lovely voice.
Phillipa Nefri Clark, author of Simple Words for Troubled Times
I recorded 34 books in 2022... will yours be on my schedule for 2023?
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