Spotify now sells audiobooks! This is terrific news for indie authors and publishers looking to reach more listeners with their audio titles. But how should you get started? With the online self-publishing platform PublishDrive, you can sell audiobooks on Spotify in no time. Let’s go over everything you need to know below.
Reach Spotify’s Massive Market
Spotify is the world’s largest audio streaming platform with more than 433 million monthly listeners. Users get access to a gigantic collection of music, podcasts…and now they also get audiobook content. The service offers both free and subscription-based models. (Note: Spotify audiobooks are not available under the subscription model. Each audiobook is sold via a la carte model, meaning as a standalone product.)
Spotify is a force to be reckoned with. The mega platform saw its annual revenue grow by 21% in 2022. In the past five years, it has tripled its growth. You don’t want to miss out on this booming market.
Maximize Revenue With Audiobook Publishing
If you have yet to add audiobooks to your publishing strategy, here’s why you should. Audio is the fastest-growing segment in the book world. In the last few years, individuals and educational institutions alike have drastically shifted to digital content, like podcasts and audiobooks. Global audiobook revenue was projected to be worth more than $4 billion last year and is expected to grow in excess of 24% annually until 2027.
The best advice for self-publishing indies is to find ways to maximize and diversify reach. One way to do this is by publishing wide to as many stores and countries as possible. Another way is to provide your book in multiple book formats, like ebook, print, and audiobook. You can sell audiobooks online and reach a completely different audience of book lovers.
Why Sell Audiobooks on Spotify With PublishDrive?
PublishDrive is a trusted platform that helps you distribute to numerous stores and countries – over 400 bookstores and 240K digital libraries. We’ve already helped tens of thousands of indies publish more than 100K books since 2015. With distribution, marketing, and royalty reporting support, some PublishDrive indies were even able to make 200% more book sales in 2023.
One of our trusted partners includes Findaway Voices, a leading audiobook channel that distributes audio content to more than 35 stores, including Barnes & Noble, Scribd, and now Spotify. Our partnership with Findaway Voices provides indies with the best support in the industry to sell audiobooks on Spotify.
For PublishDrive indies on a subscription plan, we offer 40% of the net sale price earned with Spotify. Because PublishDrive works on a transparent, flat-fee model, we don’t take any additional commission at the time of sale, meaning you get the maximum amount of royalties you earn with stores (for not just Spotify, but all of our stores.)
As mentioned already, we’ve got the best experts to help self-publish your audiobook. Setting up your Spotify audiobooks can be challenging to handle by yourself. With PublishDrive, we make the process simple for you. All you have to do is follow our step-by-step upload process. ⬇
How to Sell Your Audiobook on Spotify With PublishDrive
So, how to upload audiobooks to Spotify? It only takes three steps with PublishDrive.
Step 1: Sign Up for a Free PublishDrive Account
First, sign up for a PublishDrive account (free for the first 14 days). After logging in to your dashboard, head straight to Book Upload.
Step 2: Upload Audiobook to Spotify
Upload your audiobook files, then our proprietary AI editor helps put everything together from formatting to metadata.
Step 3: Publish Audiobook to Spotify
After setting up your files, you get a list of stores you can choose to publish in. Locate Findaway Voices/Spotify and click enable. Then hit Submit. It takes a few days for our team to review your book. Once approved, your book gets sent out to the stores you selected.
If you’re already publishing audio on PublishDrive: There’s no action required. We will automatically send out your audio content to Spotify. Now that’s making the process really simple!
Sell Audiobooks on Spotify and Go Beyond…
Now you know how to get audiobooks on Spotify, fast and easy.
Here’s what else with PublishDrive:
✔️ Reach Spotify plus thousands of other stores
✔️ All-in-one dashboard for marketing, royalty reporting, and more
✔️ Self-publish internationally and join indies who made 200% more book sales last year
Wondering how to turn your manuscript into an audiobook? See our simple guide on how to create an audiobook.