Matador, one of the UK’s most widely recommended self-publishing service providers, is delighted to announce that they now offer a complete audiobook creation, publishing and distribution service for self-publishing authors. With an emphasis on top quality production values at a realistic and affordable cost, all the audiobooks will be narrated by professional actors and established voice-over artists.
Audiobooks are a growth area in publishing, appealing to on-the-go readers. UK audiobook sales have doubled in the last five years, with audiobook purchases now accounting for 5% of consumer book spending in the UK (Nielsen UK Books & Consumers’ Survey, 2017).
‘Audiobooks have historically been the most difficult and costly format to produce for indie authors,’ says Jeremy Thompson, MD of Troubador Publishing, Matador’s parent Company. ‘For self-publishers, the barriers to entering the audiobook market have been the high cost of production and the technical challenges faced when producing an audiobook. However with the clear growth in the appetite for audiobooks, we felt the time was now right to open this channel to more self-publishing authors.’
Matador’s audiobook service will go live on Tuesday 1st May 2018 and will sit alongside their other high-quality self-publishing services that range from printed titles and digital publishing to sales, marketing and distribution options. Matador’s audiobooks will initially be distributed via Audible and full details of the service can be found on the Troubador website.
Matador is a leading UK self-publishing imprint and part of the Troubador Group that also includes the Book Guild, Indie-Go and the annual Self-publishing Conference. Based in Leicestershire, Troubador celebrates its 21st successful year in 2018.