BookBaby and Speechki Expand Audiobook Market for Indie Authors
Speechki’s technology offers more than 400 voices in 77 languages and dialects. Speechki CEO Dima Abramov said, “Speechki is delighted to partner with publishers large and small. Only about five percent of print books are available as audiobooks. Our goal is to create one million audiobooks in the next few years, and there is no better partner than BookBaby when it comes to working with authors who self-publish.”The BookBaby BookShop also provides authors with resources for marketing including digital advertising programs, email list building, and the opportunity to customize their landing pages. Analytics tools also enable authors to track sales and activity on their product pages. Additionally, after an AI narration is completed, authors can make free corrections as they see fit.
Foley sees the new partnership as a game-changer for self-published authors who want to see their own titles adapted for audio, but who previously found the process to be overwhelming or cost-prohibitive. “Audiobooks are now a must-have format for anyone publishing books. With this partnership, we have solved the biggest challenges blocking authors from entering the market. It’s no longer expensive or difficult to make audiobooks,” Foley says.