The emerging market of Audiobooks appeals to more than just those with dyslexia and with poor eyesight, or even no sight. It is a growing market due to it being so convenient where you can listen to where some free time presents itself. Audio blogs are growing, but so are audiobooks.
So is it time to join in? It may not be a bad idea, amazon has audible. ( https://www.audible.com/, to submit you have to do through https://www.acx.com/) but that’s only available to authors located in United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Ireland.
Draft2digital, however, has something that can be used in more places (Findaway Voices) which is best accessed through the d2d site, as you can get a discount through them.
Fiction makes up 70% of audiobooks sales, so if you’re one of those, it would not be a bad thing to consider since physical books are a stagnant market, and eBooks are dropping in sale percentage overall.
Where eBooks were in its infancy once, this is where audiobooks now are, so getting in now where the competition isn’t as humongous is a benefit. You can submit where the pricing is shared 50-50 if that would be appealing. (If you have sales for the title in the eBook or physical market.)
I would consider it, but with novels that are 80k words in length, we’re not talking about a small entry point, yet it remains a very lucrative market if you have the needed funds to try it, especially counting with royalty and pricing…
Dennis Scheel has always had the stories running in his head, but not until after his accident, which left him mute and paralyzed on the right side was he able to tell them. After he worked his way back, he wanted to try to tell his story once more since an acquaintance told him there was talent in his poetry, he had been convinced by his ex not to write for ten years, she insisted he had no ability. This time tried in English since all other times failed. Finally, he succeeded, and he never stopped writing since. Which led to the completion of No Way Back- The Underworlds and the sequel Taken With a Dark Desire: The Underworlds