I would appreciate suggestions from anyone who has figured out how to do this. First, what status do I pick? (I started as narrator, but that's clearly wrong because it only puts me in the pool of people to be hired by others. Maybe Rights Holder?)
Second, how do you get by the requirement that the audiobook you upload must be for sale on Amazon.com?
MaryAnn (aka "Ella Porter", after someone pitch shifted my LV recordings and posted them to Audible)Can I upload audio for a book that is Public Domain, or out of copyright?
Books that fall under Public Domain do not typically make good candidates for audiobooks; however, the only time we make an exception for Public Domain works is if your titles have met the following conditions:
> In order to claim the rights to a public domain work, you must first make sure that it is, indeed, in the public domain.
> You must have created your own version of the title by adding your own original content to it (i.e.; a historical introduction or fictionalized content).
> You must have put your original version up for sale on Amazon.com in the books section. Please do not claim the rights to any other person’s public domain product.
> You must have hired a narrator outside of ACX or narrated the book yourself. In such a case, you are welcome to upload the completed audiobook using our DIY (Do-It-Yourself) option.