Sell Audiobooks Online

If you want to sell your own audiobooks and keep as much profit as possible, Payhip makes it easy to run an online store.

Sell your audiobooks like a pro

Payhip has everything you need to increase your sales

Sell audiobooks with confidence

No matter how your customers want to pay, we've got you covered. Customers can purchase via PayPal or from all major cards - we can make it happen. Take payments from a wide array of international currencies.

We handle everything for you

Payhip automatically deals with all the nitty gritty from end-to-end so that you can focus on doing what you love.

  • Upload any type of file (PDF, ZIP etc)
  • Customers can complete their purchase in seconds
  • Customers are automatically sent to their download page
  • You get paid instantly to your Paypal or Stripe account

How to sell audiobooks online in 5 simple steps

  1. Write your book
  2. Record an audio version of your book
  3. Decide on a price for your audiobook
  4. Create an online store on Payhip
  5. Sell your audiobook on your online store

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Payhip is fantastic. The interface is simple, the integration easy and the customer service has been top notch. I'm really glad I chose Payhip and will continue to do so in the future.

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I absolutely love Payhip, it's such a user-friendly platform that literally anyone can use. Having launched my first ever eBook with Payhip, everything has gone by a breeze, I couldn't be happier with how easy it is.

Cherie Tu
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We needed a company that handled VAT of the eBooks we sell. After a little research, we found Payhip to be the best fit. We're now using Payhip. We love the way they handle VAT and are easy to work with!

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Supercharge your audiobook sales

Powerful marketing features that you need to grow your business

Affiliate system

Harness the power of affiliates, recruit friends and colleagues and reward them when they make a sale.

Offer coupons

Run promotional campaigns with flexible coupons. Limit their use, add expiration dates and much more.

Pay-what-you-want pricing

Empower your customers by giving them the freedom to name their price. You can set a minimum.

Embed checkout & shopping cart

Drop the checkout and cart directly into your website for a seamless purchase and download.

Social discounts

Fuel your sales growth by tapping into social media, give discounts to customers who tweet and like.

Update customers

Keep in touch with your customers by notifying them of new products and offers with our email updates.

Mailing lists

Sync your customers directly to your mailing lists on MailChimp, CampaignMonitor and many more.

Design freedom

Customise all parts of your checkout to fit your branding and make customers feel at home.

Safe and secure

Robust features that help protect your audiobooks and keep your business thriving

  • Limit downloads Closely guard the number of download attempts, by default customers can only download each file 3 times.
  • PDF Stamping We can stamp the buyers purchase details on every page of your PDF to discourage customers from illegally sharing.
  • Secure Checkout We are PCI-DSS-ready. Customers payment information is handled by our trusted payment partners.

Frequently asked questions

Useful things to know from our helpful customer support team

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 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.

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