Frequently Asked Questions

$50 Bounty Program

What is a bounty?

A bounty is an additional type of earning paid to you when your book is the first purchase of a new AudibleListener member. For each bounty earned, the rights holder will receive $50, or if you're participating in a royalty sharing contract, the rights holder and producer each earn $25.

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Are bounties different than royalties?

Bounty payments are made when the Audible listener who purchases your book has been successfully billed three times by Audible. View the full eligibility terms here.

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Do I get a different statement for bounties?

Bounties earned are reflected on your sales dashboard, as well as your monthly or quarterly royalty statements. Your sales dashboard looks like this:

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What makes me eligible for a bounty?

Bounty payments are made when a new Audible listener who purchases your book has been successfully billed three times by Audible.

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Are bounties paid with my royalties?

Bounty payments will be paid with royalty payments once you reach a minimum payment threshold.

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I am in a Royalty Share Deal. Do I earn $50?

If you share royalties, you also share $50 bounty payments. The Rights Holder gets $25, and the producer gets $25.

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Why am I not earning bounties?

Currently, to be eligible to earn bounties, you must be a Rights Holder who distributes an audiobook through ACX, or a Producer who produces an audiobook under a Royalty Share Deal that is distributed through ACX. In each case, you must also be a resident of the United Kingdom or the United States in a qualifying state.

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Can I earn bounties no matter where I live?

You must live in the UK or in an eligible state within the United States to earn bounties. Unfortunately, residents of Arkansas, Colorado, Missouri, Maine, Rhode Island, and Vermont are not eligible to earn bounties.

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Is there a maximum threshold of bounties I can earn?

No. Under the $50 Bounty offer, there are no limits to the number of bounties you can earn. View the full terms and conditions for more information.

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How can I increase my bounties?

You can increase your bounties by promoting the sale of your book to potential Audible members. Providing links to your audiobook on your website, Facebook page, email signature, and newsletters is a great place to start.

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Can I really be successful with my bounties?

Yes! ACX users who promote their work are seeing their efforts pay off with returns on bounties that often surpass their royalty earnings. There are over 500 such cases on ACX, including one author, adept at using social media, who has achieved bounty payments 234% above royalties. Read their stories on our blog.

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What is an Audible member?

An Audible member is someone who has a current, paid Audible membership.

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