To encourage Producers to try our innovative Royalty Share option, ACX offers a bonus payment we call "Stipends" on select titles. The Stipend is paid by Audible to producers after completion of a qualifying title, and is in addition to the royalties Producers earn from audiobook sales. Titles with a Stipend are indicated by a green "+Stipend" banner on the title's profile page, visible to all ACX Producers who are logged-in to the ACX website, as well as the title's rights holder.
How It Works
ACX employs an algorithm to determine which titles are eligible for a production Stipend. The algorithm looks at factors including past print and eBook sales of a title, recent sales velocity, user reviews, date of first publication, genre, and estimated running time (on ACX, longer is better) to determine eligibility. Only titles that are posted and accepting auditions are considered for inclusion in the Stipend program. We reserve the right to change a title's stipend eligibility at any time.
The Stipend offer varies. The current offer, which expires on September 30, 2017 is $100 per-finished-hour, up to a maximum of $2500. The producer should invoice ACX after the production is approved (by both the rights holder and ACX) for the Stipend titles that he or she produced.
Please note: to qualify for payment, titles must be completed and approved by the rights holder within 60 days of the producer's acceptance of the offer. Be sure to consider this when agreeing on due dates in the ACX click agreement.
The process is seamless and entirely cost-free for rights holders. Within a week of a Royalty Share title being posted on the ACX website, it is reviewed for inclusion in this Stipend program by ACX. We advise rights holders to include a marketing plan in the "Comments" section of the title's profile, as we believe this can help draw interest from potential producers.
If a title is made eligible for a Stipend, the rights holder is notified via email, and when logged into an ACX account, rights holders will see a green "+Stipend" banner on the title's profile page.
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