Nice contribution, Deborah. I`ve released two audiobooks (ACX Exclusive) and I`m sorry. I didn`t know that the agreement would exclude me from libraries. I`m writing an article about audiobooks for my local RWA chapter. I intend to bind you and pay tribute to you. In addition, BookBub adds audiobooks and for now they only receive them from CHIRP via Findaway. I myself have published a number of audiobooks and tried to sell on Amazon/Audible. With 25% non-exclusive royalties, I almost fell out of my chair. This is serious? I created the stories, paid all the production costs, and I literally worked on the stories myself, and Amazon wants to take 75% to use its platform? I don`t understand why someone would take that. I`m so surprised that people aren`t bored. Many IP transfer contracts include both a lending language and a language transfer of IP rights. This is the “belt and shoulder straps” approach.

While it may be that the voiceover talent`s work or production services provided by the engineer does not fall into a standard temp contract, by adding a transfer language to the working language, you can be sure that all rights belong to you once the project is complete. If you`re starting to integrate audiobook creation into your workflow and marketing plan, the transfer of copyright to the cover should be addressed when ordering the cover. If this is not the case, you will have to go back and preserve the rights of the artist. A film/TV option agreement usually provides for additional option periods. Sometimes there may be more than one extension, for example. B a third or fourth option. Option extensions often include payment for the privilege. In some cases, the extension is automatic when the manufacturer stitches it up, notifying you and paying the fee, if applicable. Your contract sets out the conditions for renewal. The most lucrative library sales, which bring in up to three times the manufacturer`s recommended retail price, allow a single customer to borrow the book. OverDrive is the leading distribution of audiobooks under this business model.

It is extremely instructive. May I ask you what you found best? Exclusive or not exclusive? Since most people choose their audiobooks over listening. Not sure what to do. At present, the treatment of an aggregator does not exempt publishers from a seven-year contract, since it also applies to aggregators` agreements with ACX. But there are attempts to change that. Author`s Republic is working on a direct-to-audible option that wouldn`t include the seven-year commitment, Speers says. This Agreement and the documents referred to herein constitute the entire agreement between you and us regarding the matters dealt with therein and supersede all prior or simultaneous agreements, understandings or communications between you and us, whether written or oral, regarding the matters dealt with therein, and shall not be modified or supplemented, Unless you and we agree in writing…