Those of you who have known me for a while know I am an ardent audiobook lover. My first audiobook, Bewitched, Body and Soul, narrated by award-winning Pearl Hewitt, was published in 2013. It continues to rank among my favorites. Since then, my catalog has expanded to include twenty-two professionally narrated audiobooks.
In early 2022, I ended all my exclusive audiobook distribution contracts with ACX (Audible partner), started distributing my audiobooks worldwide, and never looked back. I’m also selling my audiobooks directly from my store on the Authors Direct platform, which means I keep all the proceeds. If you’ve ever visited my store and wondered why the prices are up to 70% lower than Audible’s prices, that’s the reason. Proceeds from a single sale on my storefront are as much, oftentimes more, than those on the same sale on Audible. Plus, I sometimes make audiobooks free.
Speaking of free audiobooks, I have happy news! I’ve had my own YouTube channel for nearly a decade and often share audiobook excerpts. I’m now offering full-length audiobooks to listen to for free on my channel.
So far, I have several audiobooks uploaded to my YouTube channel, including:
I’m just getting started. The more my YouTube subscribers grow, the more audiobooks I will post. So, if you’re tempted to click on either of the video links included here, I hope you will subscribe.
With any luck, this endeavor will be more than a passion project (it’s actually fun revisiting old audiobook friends). Ideally, I will gain 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 viewing hours to become eligible to monetize my YouTube channel. All those ads that pop up for those of us who are not Premium members, YouTube shares part of the proceeds with its content creators. Wish me luck!
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Congratulations to fellow JAFF author, Jennifer Joy! She recently surpassed 1,000 subscribers. Visit her YouTube channel, subscribe, listen to her amazing stories, and help fuel her continuing success.
I’m delighted that I have been able to share my love of audiobooks with so many of you. I hope that by offering my audiobooks for free on my YouTube channel, more people will experience the joy of listening to audiobooks. I believe they provide a great way to escape from our everyday lives and explore new stories and worlds. If you have not yet experienced the joy of listening to an audiobook, I encourage you to try it!
With the cost of everything going up, what better time than now to listen to JAFF stories for free? Visit my YouTube channel and start enjoying my stories today. And don’t forget to subscribe. Just in case you’re on the fence about audiobooks, if you’re already on YouTube, subscribe to my channel and help me grow.