Looking to have your diverse and/or inclusive book turned into an audiobook? You’re in the right place! I narrate all types of books with a variety of accents and use a full voiced narration style. If you aren’t sure what that means, that’s okay. Check out my samples below!

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Ruthie's Audiobook Samples

3rd POV, multiple masculine voices, epic fantasy, RP accent

1st POV, feminine voice, paranormal, Spanish accent​

3rd POV, feminine voices, paranormal romance, urban accent

1st POV, masculine & feminine voices, fantasy romance

1st POV, femme voices, paranormal, Black general Southern accent

Some Books Ruthie's Narrated

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Professional Organization Memberships

Professional Audiobook Narrators Association

“PANA focuses on advocating for human narrators in the public and industry consciousness, being the change we want to see in the audiobook industry regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion, and providing numerous opportunities for education, support, and fun for our members’ health and careers. Member dues directly support these activities and initiatives.”

 

Audio Producers Association

“Formed in 1986, the Audio Publishers Association (APA) is a not-for-profit trade association that advocates the common, collective business interests of audio publishers. The APA consists of audio publishing companies and suppliers, distributors, and retailers of spoken word products and allied fields related to the production, distribution, and sale of audiobooks.”

Audiobook Narration Rates

My audiobook narration rate is $300 Per Finished Hour, and will result in you receiving files ready for listener’s ears!

My raw audio rate is $200 Per Finished Hour.

If you’re interested in having me manage a duet production, please add $115 Per Finished Hour to account for editing costs. 

Yes, I do arrange payment plans. My process allows for you to listen to the unedited files and provide feedback PRIOR to paying the final portion of my fee. The entirety of my fee must be paid before I will provide the finished, ready-to-distribute files to you. 

For indie or self-published authors, I accept contracts through ACX and independent of any platform. 

In order to be considered for a RS+ arrangement, I’ll need to go over your current online presence and review your book marketing plan with you. I bring a quite a bit to the table in terms of marketing, so I want to make sure it’s a solid business decision for the both of us.

*If you are representing an audiobook production company or major publisher, please contact me for project specific rates at ruthie @nomarketforthatbook.com .*

If you are not a BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, Person of Color) author, then your story must at least be inclusive (include marginalized characters) for me to consider narrating it. If that is not the case, please understand that my rejection is not based on the quality of your book. It just means that your story is out of alignment with my brand’s mission of helping bring diverse and inclusive stories to audio. 

For Authors Wanting to Request Me Through Audiobook Production Companies

There are some audiobook production companies who will assure you that you can request me for your book, but will never reach out to me. Please send me a message or email with the company you’re considering, and I will let you know if they have a history of this behavior where I’m concerned. 

If you are selling or have sold your audio rights and did not include selection of narrators in your contract, then the production company can cast who they want, depending on the terms of your agreement.