To kickstart this site and help to prove the concept works, we are opening with a number of competitions.
Competition 1. The new audio book with the most unique downloads by 12am on the 31/03/2018 will win a prize of $500 USD.
The $500 USD prize will be awarded to the most downloaded audio book in the new writing category; which means an audio book based on a text with current copyright (which needless to say MUST be owned by one of the collaborators or where permission has been given by copyright holder).
Competition 2. The classic audio book with the most unique downloads by 12am on the 31/03 2018 will win a prize of 500 USD.
The 500 USD prize will be awarded to the most downloaded audio book in the classic writing category; which means an audio book based on a text with expired copyright.
Competition 3. The short piece (15 minutes to 30 minutes) of either new writing or expired copyright with the most unique downloads by 12am on the 31/03/2018 will win a prize of 250 USD.
NO ENTRY FEE REQUIRED!
1) Join site.
2) Read guidance on producing audiobooks OR just busk it!
3) Post project or view projects posted in Forum and begin screening, negotiating, auditioning for collaborators.
4) Make the book. Finalise project and post on site before competition deadline – remember, the sooner you upload your audiobook the sooner you start generating traffic.
5) Market your audiobook. The creative industries are as much about creative marketing as creative output. Make sure all your family and friends know about your audiobook (and their family and friends as well). See Forum posts on marketing and promotion strategies.
If you want to develop your own virtual audiobook studio, perhaps focusing on a genre of particular interest, we are happy to partner with members or affiliates to offer and run other competitions through audiohoop. Please contact us to discuss.