Authors aren’t completely in control of audiobook production process. First, we’ve need to find an artist willing to read the book for us, then we need to get time in his or her schedule.
The books take several weeks to produce, depending on the artist’s rate of work, then they’re sent to an engineer who will do their audio magic, then there’s a proofing process that involves checking that the artist has read the script correctly and with the right pronunciation.
After that, the audio files are submitted to Audible for a quality assessment process that can take several business days. At this stage, nobody but Amazon has an idea when the book will be published.
So, when you ask for release dates of an audiobook, the answer isn’t straightforward. Most times, the person who wrote the book can’t give an exact date because they only wrote the script.
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