Blessed with a neutral British-English accent, I began narrating with some of my own audiobooks and am now accepting narration work from other authors. My 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 and ready to upload (the industry standard is US $250 PFH... and that's narration only). Every hour of finished audiobook recording takes around 4-5 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 9,000 - 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 $150 per finished hour (punch and roll recording).
If we haven't worked together before, I do ask for a 25% up front deposit, 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 $150 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).
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 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