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eBooks and Audiobooks
eBooks and audiobooks are now common place when exploring publishing. Not only for marketing purposes but also for to meet the needs of your audience we need to ensure that all three options are available.
More people are choosing to listen to audiobooks. This is often due to when we multitask on other activities. Cooking, cleaning, travelling, even relaxing all provide opportunities to listen to audio. Furthermore, a survey carried out recently found that an audiobook consumer listens to 17 books a year. Also, a recent estimate showed the value of the audiobook market was over $800 million dollars. Above all, audiobook sales growth has exploded. This is due to the ability to download audiobooks from sites like Audible.com, iTunes and Amazon. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that this is the fastest growing medium in publishing. for everyone within the industry.
A large part of the author community globally is making waves in this space. Moreover, retailers and libraries are beginning to realise that audiobooks are worth investing in. Thus, audiobook downloads increased by 22.7 percent in 2018 with revenue exceeding $2.5 billion dollars.
What We Offer with Audiobooks and eBooks
Ocean Reeve Publishing offers a professional studio environment to record your audiobook. Furthermore, we also offer industry recognised narrators. In saying that, we recommend that authors narrate their own books. No one knows the tone, emphasis, and emotion of the book like the author. Ocean Reeve Publishing also manages the distribution of your audiobook. Retailers include Audible, Amazon, iTunes and more. We create your own exclusive distribution account. This ensures your rights and control remains with you.
Marketing your audiobook is different than marketing your physical or eBook. Yet, all need focused and dedicated promotional efforts. All our authors receive five vital strategies to build awareness for their audiobooks.
eBooks are a digital form of your publication that readers consume on many devices. Different readers read different types of files. It is important that the correct file type is available so we can reach as many readers as possible. The two most common formats are EPUB and MOBI.
Whilst we can produce both formats, we focus on EPUB as it is readable on any PC or Mac with Adobe Digital Editions. EPUB is also accessible on e-Readers such as Sony, Nook, Kobo, and other dedicated eBook Readers. This also includes Android smartphone and tablets or Apple iOS. While MOBI is the native format for Amazon’s Kindle, EPUB files have become more commonly used. Once your book’s published, and you are active in promotion, we need to develop your eBook ready to release.
eBooks are an excellent promotional tool. They meet the needs of readers used to enjoying books on e-Readers. Our service ensures your eBook is available through Amazon Kindle.