How to Turn Your Novel into an Audiobook

Delving into the audio word may seem scary, but with this lovely post explaining it all, I’m sure it will simplify the whole process.


by Alison Potoma

ACX_LogoInspired by my many hours of listening to audiobooks on my daily commute (see Audiobooks as Leisure Time Part 1 and Part 2), I decided to turn The Smith Family Secret Book 1, one of my own self published chapter books, into an audiobook.

ACX is Amazon’s audiobook platform. ACX stands for Audiobook Creation Exchange. Once published, your audiobook will be available on

case-study-gaimanNeil Gaiman, author of The Graveyard Book, Coraline, and Fortunately, the Milk, uses ACX to record his own novels, and has even created his own audiobook label called, “Neil Gaiman Presents“.

I had no idea what I was getting myself into, but, as I discovered, the process is easy and fun. There’s nothing quite like hearing your story come to life through the interpretation of an actor.

If you are interested in turning one of…

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3 responses to “How to Turn Your Novel into an Audiobook

  1. I love the sound of my own voice so this would work! I would even force my husband to listen to it seeing as he loves the sound of my voice – sigh!

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