Meet Audiobooks Unleashed, the distribution service where you call all the shots.


You deserve the freedom to run your audiobook productions your way.

Submit a finished audiobook, or start from the very beginning…

Production Agreements For Every Situation

Choose one of our four agreements, or create your own!

 Per Finished Hour

The Rights Holder pays the Producer per finished hour of the completed audiobook.

The Rights Holder keeps 100% of their earned royalties and does not split any of it with the Producer.

 

 Royalty Split

The Rights Holder does not pay the Producer anything upfront. Instead, royalties are split between the parties.

Multiple narrators? Want to split royalties in a way other than 50/50? No problem.

We can split royalties between more than two parties and the percentage can be any that you choose.

 

 Royalty Hybrid

This is a combination of our PFH and Royalty Split models. The Rights Holder pays the Producer a lower PFH amount upfront, as well as a portion of Royalties.

This can be combined with our Royalty Deferred model to help you reach the perfect agreement with your team.

 Royalty Deferred

A unique royalty model not available anywhere else in the industry.

The Rights Holder does not pay the Producer anything upfront. Instead, they decide on a deferred amount to be paid to the Producer in royalties. The Producer is paid ALL of the royalties until the agreed amount is hit. The royalties then either go back to the RH or to a Royalty Split, whichever the team decides.

With Royalty Deferred, the Rights Holder can hire a narrator they otherwise may not be able to afford, and Producers take on less of a risk than they would in a pure royalty agreement.

The Rights Holder pays the Producer per finished hour of the completed audiobook. The Rights Holder keeps 100% of their earned royalties and does not split any of it with the Producer.

The Rights Holder does not pay the Producer anything upfront. Instead, royalties are split between the parties.

Multiple narrators? Want to split royalties in a way other than 50/50? No problem. We can split royalties between more than two parties and the percentage can be any that you choose.

This is a combination of our PFH and Royalty Split models. The Rights Holder pays the Producer a lower PFH amount upfront, as well as a portion of Royalties.

This can be combined with our Royalty Deferred model to help you reach the perfect agreement with your team.

A unique royalty model not available anywhere else in the industry!

The Rights Holder does not pay the Producer anything upfront. Instead, they decide on a deferred amount to be paid to the Producer in royalties. The Producer is paid ALL of the royalties until the agreed amount is hit. The royalties then either go back to the RH or to a Royalty Split, whichever the team decides.

With Royalty Deferred, the Rights Holder can hire a narrator they otherwise may not be able to afford, and Producers take on less of a risk than they would in a pure royalty agreement.

At Audiobooks Unleashed, We...

  • Distribute audiobooks in the Public Domain

  • Encourage Foreign Language Audiobooks

  • Support International Rights Holders and Producers

  • Love Audio Dramas!

Where do you want to be heard?

This is the best option if you want to take advantage of our royalty models, but aren’t interested in releasing to other platforms. You get the perk of receiving higher royalties from Amazon, iTunes, and Audible. (And yes, you can get Audible promo codes!)

After one year on only these three platforms, you can switch to wide distribution at any time you choose. It’s the best of both worlds!

Already have a nonexclusive agreement with ACX? No problem! You can keep it and we will send your audiobook everywhere else.

Take our quiz to see if your ACX audiobook is eligible for distribution.

If you ask us, wide distribution is the way to go.

– Let your audiobook reach listeners around the world, from over 35 different platforms. International sales make up over 70% of the book industry.

– Become a fan favorite in libraries, where listeners can borrow both digital copies and physical CDs.

– Get promo codes from wide retailers like Kobo and Downpour!

How to choose between Audible Exclusive vs. Wide Distribution

My Audiobook Is on ACX: Can I still work with you?

90% of royalties on Audible & Amazon

For wide distribution, Rights Holders receive 90% of net royalties earned from Audible and Amazon. Audiobooks Unleashed's commission is 10%.

80% of royalties on 50+ stores & libraries

Rights Holders receive 80% of net royalties earned from 50+ stores and libraries. Audiobooks Unleashed's commission is 20%.


See what others have to say...

"Audiobooks Unleashed is the distribution option the audiobook world needed: flexible, intuitive, and innovative. They provided the support I needed to get my production company up and running. Their service is second-to-none, and I can't recommend them enough."
Craig Hart
Northern Lake Productions
"Their royalty options are so flexible and a total game changer."
Mike Carnes
Narrator & Producer
"I highly recommend using Audiobooks Unleashed! I am especially excited about my next Royalty Deferred project. This option is going to allow me to make my normal rate as a narrator, while giving the author the chance to use her funds up front to market the book even more!"
Emma Faye
Narrator & Producer

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Rights Holder and Authors:

Use our Production Services

Want help taking your work from the page to audio? We will partner you with the perfect Production team based on your needs. They can handle anything from casting & production to marketing your finished audiobook.

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Narrators & Producers:

Hire a Specialist

Worried about passing technical specifications or just need to lighten your workload? Hire one of our specialists to take care of the prep, editing, mastering, or proofing process for you. Your work is guaranteed to pass Quality Control.

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Want to reach listeners in espanol?

International audiobook sales are the present and the future! Interested in joining the movement? Inquire about our translation and foreign production services. We can help you create audiobooks in Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, and Dutch. Translations start at $50 PFH. Productions start at $150 PFH.