Audiobook Production with ACX Case Study (Part Seven)

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ACX Audiobook Production Case Study
ACX message about file validation process.

As I’ve been walking you through the audiobook production process with ACX we get to the last step: ACX validation.

The validation process took longer than expected. We had one issue during validation, one of the audio files uploaded was unedited. My narrator/audiobook producer could fix it and re-upload it. I would imagine this added more time to the validation process even though he fixed it right away.

After waiting almost a month for ACX to complete its validation and put my audiobook for sale, I followed up with my narrator (since I had no idea how long it should take). He agreed it was taking longer than usual, so he followed up with ACX over the telephone. They advised him they would move the audiobook into production on December 9, 2013. I was thrilled when ACX emailed this morning to inform me that The Asset audiobook was now available for sale (four days earlier than the December 9th date).

ACX Validation Process
Email from ACX

Although the email from ACX mentioned the audiobook would be available on iTunes and “within the next few days” it was available on both sites the same day.

So on the same day my audiobook was available for sale on the three major audiobook retailer’s websites (Audible, Amazon, iTunes):

The Asset audiobook for sale on Audible
The Asset Audiobook on Audible
The Asset audiobook on
The Asset Audiobook on Amazon
The Asset audiobook on iTunes
The Asset Audiobook on iTunes

Now I have to get busy to promote The Asset audiobook!

I will post a recap of the process including my thoughts on what worked great and what could be improved (in my opinion only).

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