Audiobooks for Indie Authors with David Markowitz

December 12, 2016 - - Leave your thoughts


David Markowitz Audiobooks

David Markowitz

David Markowitz has been at the forefront of audio publishing for over 25 years. He's a recognized leader in the creation and curation of digital audio experiences and in the development of new markets for both trade and media publishing. He has been an actor, writer, director, and producer and he spent a decade as the Head of Production for Recorded Books, one of the largest audio publishers. He is now the Head of Strategy and Partnerships for ListenUp Audio, an innovative independent audiobook producer and publisher.


Everyone’s talking about the rapid rise of the audiobook market, but what does it mean for independent authors? Is producing an audiobook worth the investment? Do you have to hire a producer and a narrator? What are the distribution options?

In this replay of a talk given by ListenUp Audio's David Markowitz, he briefly explains the ins and outs of audiobook production and the distribution ecosystem. The topics covered in this short video include:

  • The growth of the Audiobook Market
  • When should indie authors create an audiobook?
  • How can you do it yourself?
  • Hiring a narrator
  • What is Audible Creation Exchange (ACX)?
  • Working with indie audio publishers
  • The benefits of going exclusive with Audible

To go deeper and learn more about the exciting potential of audiobooks, enroll on David's free course on Reedsy Learning.


Have you considered creating an audio version of your self-published books? If so, what was your experience like? And if not, what are your biggest reservations? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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