Frequently Asked Questions
What are your rates?
My standard rate is $250 PFH (Per Finished Hour) For Example: a 10-hour audiobook would cost $2500
If working through The Audiobook Empire or some other production house, my straight narration rate is $200 PFH
Are there any other fees?
No, the $250 PFH covers everything related to the production of your audiobook. Prep, Narration, Proofing, Editing and Mastering.
The Audiobook Empire and other production houses will have their own fees.
Why does it cost so much?
The short answer is it takes me hours of work to produce 1 hour of finished audio. Audiobook narration and production is a lot of work and takes specialized training and tools to learn to do it on a professional level. Industry-standard rates start at $200 PFH and go clear up to $350+ PFH.
Do you do Royalty Share agreements?
No, and Yes. I don't do straight royalty share projects. Too often the narrator bears the brunt of the risk in producing a royalty share audiobook, and they just don't recuperate the cost of production.
I will do royalty share plus with a stipend of $120 PFH, IF I have some sort of assurance that the audiobook will sell well. Something like a proven sales track record or a strong marketing plan and budget.
Is there any content that you won't record?
Yes, I won't record books that have explicit sex scenes. Basically if the scene would be rated more than PG-13 it's a no go. I prefer to not record a lot of profanity, but it's not a complete deal breaker.