According to a Pew tracking survey conducted throughout 2010, 84 percent of American undergraduates now own iPods or other MP3 players. The potential audience for audio textbooks has never been greater.
The Audio Publishers Association's 2011 Sales Survey reveals that audiobook unit sales increased 10 percent over the previous year. As more Americans learn to multitask, audiobook sales will continue to grow.
While Texts In Audio is known for its book-length projects, we also produce great-sounding commercials and voiceover work fast and affordably. Just call to let us know what you need.
Texts In Audio Rates (2012)
Reading, Writing…and now the Arithmetic.
AUDIOBOOK NARRATION AND PRODUCTION
$600 per delivered hour of playback. Minimum project cost: $600. (Full-cast recordings/multiple-narrator production projects are additional.)
ABRIDGEMENT OF TEXT OR MATERIALS
$60 per hour required to shorten, edit, or condense content to your preferred length. Don't sweat the smaller stuff. We slay copywriting dragons of all sizes—and edit them, too. (Subsequent recording and production of the abridgement is $600 per finished hour.)
COMMERCIAL VOICEOVER—RADIO, TV, WEB ADS (:15, :30, :60, :90, :120 VOs)
Commercial work is a different animal because of upmarket variables outside our control like agents, reach, volume, multi-media campaign budgets, 'in perpetuity' and other project-specific considerations. We don't necessarily like the phrase 'fees vary'—but the reality is that they do. So although our scripting and recording rates are quoted per project and based on content, length, and turnaround time—we can tell you this: Minimum project cost: $250 (For you 'we-need-it-yesterday' folks, let us know your hard deadline. We'll give our best efforts to accommodate advertising 911s. A rush charge may apply.)
CORPORATE PRESENTATIONS AND TRAINING MATERIALS
For the audio: $600 per delivered hour of playback. If we script it, our charges are based on its length.
AUDIOBOOK DISTRIBUTION AND FULFILLMENT
Our fee for managing post-production fulfillment arrangements such as pressing and packaging CDs, or partnering with audio download site, is the direct cost of vendor services, plus 12.5 percent.
Given the time commitment required to produce audiobooks, we require an advance deposit of half a project's estimated final cost. The remainder is due upon receipt of the completed project. For short, quick turnaround projects like voiceover work and radio commercials, payment is due upon project completion and delivery.
We will deliver your audio project as digital files in your preferred format (MP3, AAC, WAV, etc.), master CDs, or both.
THE TEXTS IN AUDIO LOYALTY GUARANTEE
We're confident our productions will merit repeat business, and we reward loyal customers with a price guarantee.