Affordable Pricing

     Narrating and producing an audiobook is a complex process that requires major investments of time and skill. I know not everyone can afford them.

     That's why OwnMade Audiobooks uses purpose-driven pricing. A book's intended use or sales potential affects that price that I charge.

     Creating an audiobook intended to sell on  Audible will cost more than a wedding gift, or a recording created to inspire a child become a better writer or reader. 

     Whatever the bill, you get what you pay for. The price I charge isn't based on a set fee, or even the number of hours I devote to a project. You pay only for the hours of polished audio you receive. 

Purpose-Driven Price Points

Without Royalties

$249

(per finished recorded hour)

   This applies to fully produced  audiobooks that you intend to sell directly or sell on Audible.
   If either one of us declines to share royalties, I charge a higher hourly rate. Royalties compensate for the lower initial cost. 

Split Royalties

$129

(per finished recorded hour)

   This also applies to audiobooks that you sell directly or on Audible. If I receive a royalty share for each sale, I charge much less up front. For books with proven high sales potential, I may offer to create the audiobook for a royalty share only.

Just Reading

$49

(per recorded hour)

   Popular with students who want to listen to college textbooks, this is a straight no-frills recording with minimal post-production work.
   This price doesn't include error checking or pacing edits, or other higher-level production activities.   

Production Only Pricing

In most cases, the prices listed above still apply. For a book I don't narrate, I can't control the recording environment, so post-production is more difficult. So is correcting errors, which may require re-recording some sentences. Tonally matching the new snippets to what you recorded earlier takes a lot of extra time.

Minimum Price for Any Project: $159

To begin a project, I require advance payment of half of its estimated cost.
After I finish, I'll deliver the audiobook upon receipt of the portion remaining.

     If you have questions, that's perfectly understandable! Feel free to ask them or request a free estimate