Welcome. This is where we house all ACX legal documents and agreements. We're glad you're here to learn more before diving in.
The core ACX contracts were written and developed with the kind assistance of a number major print publishers and literary agencies, so we think we’ve developed contracts that are fair to you, whether you’re a rights holder or an audiobook producer.
When you sign up for a new account on ACX you are asked to click the Account Holder Agreement. When you are ready to post a right, you will agree to the Book Posting Agreement. When you are ready to make an offer or accept an offer to produce an audiobook with another ACX user, you are agreeing to our Audiobook Production Standard Terms. If you are producing an audiobook, you must follow the ACX Audio Submission Guidelines. Once the book is for sale on Audible.com and its affiliates, you will be paid per the Payment Terms and Procedures.
When ACX users enter into an agreement to produce an audiobook, a unique and legally-binding Deal Confirmation Page will be generated for both parties. In addition to specifics about the particular project (e.g. expected length of audiobook, project due dates, exclusive vs non-exclusive retail distribution, etc.) this Deal Confirmation Page references the Audiobook Production Standard Terms and Payment Terms and Procedures. By clicking to send an Offer or to accept an Offer, you will be agreeing to these particular ACX legal agreements.