When do I get paid?
We will deposit your sales to you immediately after a transaction has been completed. All payments are sent to your connected PayPal or Stripe account.
What file formats do you support?
We support ALL file formats. You can upload any file type with any extension to Payhip.
Can I cancel my account at anytime
Absolutely, you'll be able to cancel your account whenever you'd like if you decide we're not for you.
How can I contact you
Just shoot us an email at email@example.com or reach out to us on Twitter. We'd love to chat!
What is an audiobook?
An audiobook is a recorded, spoken version of a book. Normally, an audiobook will have the exact same text as the original book, though some audiobooks are abridged (shortened). Audiobooks are most commonly purchased as digital downloads, though audiobooks can also be supplied as CDs.
Can I make money selling audiobooks?
Yes, you can make money selling audiobooks. In fact, audiobooks normally sell for more than ebooks or print books. You can charge around $10-$30 for an audiobook, depending on length and genre. However, audiobooks cost more to create than ebooks and print books, as you'll likely want to pay for professional recording. They also don't sell in such large quantities as ebooks and print books.
Is there a market for audiobooks?
There is a market for audiobooks, but it isn't as large as the market for ebooks and print books. However, the audiobook market is growing rapidly. The global audiobook market was valued at $4.2 billion in 2021 and is expected to continue growing strongly over the next decade.
Can I self-publish an audiobook?
Yes, you can self-publish an audiobook, just as you can self-publish an ebook or print book. You'll likely want to pay a professional audiobook narrator to record the audio for you. Normally, this will be paid at a flat rate (e.g. $200 per finished hour of audio) but you might also consider negotiating a deal where you pay the narrator a percentage of sales.
Is there a storage limit?
No, we have no storage or bandwidth limits. We only have a 5GB per file limit. If you really need more than 5GB per file, then get in touch.
Do you offer charity discounts
For sure, we love to support great causes of all kinds so please get in touch with us.
How can I sell an audiobook?
It's easy to sell audiobooks through Payhip. Simply create a (free) Payhip account, add your audiobook as a new product, upload the audiobook file to the product, then set your price. Payhip will simply take a small percentage (5%) of each sale: there's no monthly fee. You could also sell CD versions of your audiobook through Payhip. You'll get a free online store or you can sell your audiobook directly from your website if you prefer.
Can I record and sell audiobooks?
Yes, you can record and sell your own audiobooks. You can't record yourself reading someone else's book and sell that - unless the book is out of copyright. If you do decide to record your own audiobooks, make sure you have a setup that lets you record high-quality audio without background noises or distortions.
Do audiobooks sell more than ebooks?
No, audiobooks tend to sell considerably fewer copies than ebooks. The majority of readers prefer to read rather than listen. However, your profit per copy sold may be much higher on audiobooks than on ebooks, as you can sell audiobooks at a much higher price.
How much do audiobook readers get paid?
Audiobook narrators typically make somewhere between $100-$500 per hour of finished audio. It's important to keep in mind that extra time will inevitably be spent on the process of creating the recording. Audiobook narrators will want to read through the book first, perhaps making decisions on how to narrate certain passages. Newer audiobook narrators may find they need to spend 2 - 3 times longer recording than the length of the finished book, to account for mistakes.