Vanity publishing for audio books. Pass.Hudson Audio Publishing is a boutique service company that specializes in assisting:
Self published authors
Owners of quality audio material
to get their works converted into audio books and sold through the three largest audio book distribution platforms in the world - Amazon, Audible and iTunes.
We are fast, affordable and work on a simple revenue sharing agreement with content owners.
...I would also like to echo Adam's words, don't automatically assume something is a scam without researching it. I put in the time and energy to research Hudson Audio and was satisfied enough with what I found to go with them.
World first?!? Don't Full Cast Audio and Oasis Audio and Red'n'Ritten and Alcazar and hundreds of other audio publishers already do just that -- pay all the costs AND pay the author royalties?I also wanted to let you know that we are currently working with the Voice Over community to identify talent that are willing to waive their reading, recording and editing fees in exchange for a share of the royalties from the audio books they produce. As far as I know this is a world first and will enable authors to pay absolutely nothing upfront even if they do need their book recorded.
I believe that what they're claiming is a world first is paying the talent and the technical side out of future royalties rather than up-front fees and salaries.
I am troubled by FPP's reliance on freelancers who receive only a royalty on books they work on, and receive it only if the book makes a profit. That's not a workable scheme. In place of the usual slow and paltry payments received by freelancers, they'll instead have to wait far longer, get paid only if the book makes a profit, and receive their payment (if any) in a slow and irregular trickle over what may turn out to be years.
I don't know any professional editors, copy editors, proofreaders, etc. who'll work on that basis. I know that if I were the author, I'd resent having perpetual royalties taken out of my book's earnings to pay for tasks that normal publishers pay for out of their own pockets.
in fact 'publisher' probably isn't an accurate way to describe what we do at all. We simply provide a service that makes it easy for you to monetize your work in the digital audio space on a simple revenue share basis.
It is very challenging to offer the service we do without referring to ourselves as publishers because in some ways we fulfill many of the jobs a publisher does but in other way we are completely different.
i am sure that if they called themselves a publisher proper then some people would attack them for that. at least they are very clear about the service they provide