Through other audiobook retail platforms, the majority of your purchase goes to the retailer, publisher, and distributor – leaving the author with pennies, if anything.
In the best case scenario, the author may earn 35% of your purchase, and often the author earns nothing at all.
Your Purchase on AMPlify Audiobooks™ Has Impact
You can help authors earn a living from their work!
AMPlify Audiobooks™ authors always earn at least 65% royalties on each purchase — no hidden fees or fine print or secret “factors” applied.
Over time, we plan to increase that percentage.
Publishing a book independently typically takes years of effort and thousands of dollars.
Besides the time and effort required to write a great story, there’s the additional cost of editing, layout design, cover design, audio production, marketing and more.
On other retail channels, authors have little or no say in the price their audiobook is sold at.
They also can’t control if their audiobook is given way for free. AMPlify Audiobooks™ lets authors choose their sale price, and decide if and when they want to give free copies or discounts.
So, shouldn’t authors earn the greatest share from sales?
We think, YES!
Authors earn more using a direct sale option, rather than relying on well-known retailers to give them a fair share.
But, delivering an audiobook is far more complex than delivering a book, or an ebook. You can’t just put an audiobook in the mail!
Audiobooks require an app to provide a good listening experience.
We decided to help those talented people, who just want to write, create, and easily share their message with the world.
Daily we speak with authors striving to make a living from writing, and we want to help make that a possibility.
Wouldn’t you like to know if the author you love was hosting a local event, or an online Q&A? Retailers don’t provide any way for authors to build a community with their audience, but AMPlify Audiobooks™ does!
When you buy through AMPlify Audiobooks™, you’re subscribing to the author, not just the platform.
When you purchase an audiobook through AMPlify Audiobooks™, authors can send you updates, exclusive bonus content, and more!
We’re cultivating a community of audiobook lovers who gather via The Audiobook Club. You’ll be notified of new releases, live events, and anything else cool the community is cooking up! Unsubscribe anytime.
Disrupting the Audiobook Industry: Authors Come First
Audiobook Distributors have a nasty habit of misleading authors about royalty shares for their own financial gain.
They’ll even say the author’s earnings are “70%”, which sounds pretty good!
… but what they don’t tell you…
Their “70%” is NOT actually 70% of the price you’re buying the audiobook at.
Authors are only earning 70% of what’s left after the retailer (Audible for example) takes their portion first.
Confusing, right? Why can’t they just give a clear answer about the percent earned from each sale?
Partly, because ACX/Amazon/Audible refuses to release how they calculate royalties, calling it “proprietary information”.
So, authors are left with the crumbs under the table and no way to decipher how that number came about!
No Authors = No Audiobooks, so we designed AMPlify to put authors first.
That’s why there’s NO in-app purchases and NO monthly subscription model.
Want to help your favorite authors?
Refer authors and publishers to AMPlify Audiobooks™ so they can earn more from their audiobooks too!