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DIY Audiobook


Your words . . . your voice . . . your audiobook.

Xlibris can get your book on board with the growing demand for audiobooks. Sales for downloaded audiobooks jumped from $31.2 million in 2010 to $36.5 million in 2011, a 17 percent increase.* Experts believe this spike in popularity is because almost one quarter of the listeners between the ages of 18 and 24 enjoy the accessibility of simply downloading an audiobook.

Plus, audiobook listeners get to experience your book the way it was meant to be told—in your voice. Who better to read your story than you, the one person who knows exactly how each word of your book is supposed to sound? Transform your book into an audiobook, and give people a chance to enjoy your book on the go.

Who purchases audiobooks?

  • Travelers who have a long commute or are going on an extended car trip
  • Teachers who want unique educational tools
  • Sport enthusiasts who workout in the gym or go on long runs and walks
  • Retirees who enjoy their days gardening, crafting, working in the garage
  • Anyone who enjoys listening to a story

Here's how it works:

  1. You’ll receive a questionnaire and agreement form.
  2. Complete and return all documents to us.
  3. We'll mail you a recorder.
  4. Review our recording tips and watch the training video.
  5. Record yourself reading your book of 299 pages or less**.
  6. Mail the recorder back to us.
  7. We'll process your audio recording, add an introduction, and a closing with music for a professional touch.
  8. Your audiobook will then be available on the Xlibris bookstore for a default price of £3.99.
  9. You'll receive a complimentary copy of your audiobook on a flash drive as a keepsake.
  10. Your audiobook will be available for purchase as an MP3 file.

Quick Facts | Audiobook

Get started on your audiobook by contacting your Marketing Consultant today.

* Association of American Publishers Sales Report:

**Have a book that's 300 pages or more? Contact your Marketing Consultant to get a custom quote to create your audiobook.

Our Marketing Consultants are available for free consultation by e-mail at or telephone at 0800-056-3182 or +44 20 3014 4095 if you’re calling from outside the UK.