Booktrack Studio is a free-to-use sound production platform that provides the ability for authors to create a synchronized-to-text soundtrack experience.
Authors and publishers can easily create their own Booktrack by choreographing their stories to Booktrack’s extensive library of over 20,000 free-to-use music and ambient audio tracks. The Booktrack library is rapidly expanding with our users who have already created more than 12,000 short stories and novels in 30 different languages. Booktrack has nearly 2.5 million readers in 150 different countries looking for stories like yours.
Booktrack synchronizes movie-style soundtracks to eBooks. Music, ambient audio, and sound effects are automatically paced to an individual's reading speed and synchronized to complement and enhance the story while a person reads.
Translation: At Booktrack we only sell Booktracks!
Creating a Booktrack with the Booktrack Studio platform is FREE and includes access to an extensive library of over 20,000 free-to-use music and ambient audio tracks. You can also upload your own audio files for exclusive use within your own Booktrack.
Alternately Booktrack offers Professional Sound Studio Services for the production of your Booktrack - the average production and creative cost to use our services is approximately $1000/book.
The cost covers production services only, this does not include our licensing and technology costs. Booktrack is able to pass along tremendous savings in the sound production process by virtue of licenses we have negotiated that only allows the produced soundtrack to be played in combination with your ebook via the Booktrack platform.
You do own the right to sell and market through our platform to our community of nearly 2.5 million engaged readers and you can define the price at which to sell your soundtrack. You also retain the right to remove your Booktrack from our store at any time – though Booktrack will maintain the right to keep an archival copy for those community members who have previously purchased your Booktrack.
There are two options available to synchronize and add a movie-style soundtrack to an eBook.
Authors and publishers can easily create their own Booktrack titles by synchronizing their story to an extensive library of over 20,000 free-to-use music, ambient audio, and sound effects tracks. You can also upload your own audio files for exclusive use within your own Booktrack.
Once you have created your unique Booktrack, simply fill out the Sell Your Booktrack request form and a Booktrack Manager will review your title and notify you once it is available for sale.
The Booktrack Studio platform is free and easy-to-use. We've got a library full of how-to videos and tips for making a spectacular Booktrack for your readers.
Booktrack offers Professional Sound Studio Services, which provides access to a team of industry leading sound engineers to who will work with you to create and choreograph an original soundtrack for your eBook.
This is an extremely cost effective and collaborative sound production service that will produce the soundtrack for your Booktrack in four short weeks (average time). The average cost for studio production is about $1000 per book or 1.8 cents (USD) per word.
Booktrack provides multiple points of engagement in the production process to ensure that you love your soundtrack — and that it aligns to your creative vision.
Author/Publisher submits a title(s) for production consideration, including all materials to be incorporated into Booktrack. Materials Include:
In addition, you will need to supply Booktrack with metadata about your eBook including Title, Author, Publication Date, Subject Category, Price, and more. We accept ONIX files or we will provide you with an Excel template to fill out.
Author/Publisher is provided with a production quote for the Booktrack production.
Author/Publisher provides written approval to allow production to begin and pays 50% of quoted production cost (non-refundable).
The following is a schedule of the approval stages, in which the Publisher has five working days to provide feedback. All feedback must be provided in writing and if no feedback received then it is assumed that approval to proceed has been given:
Titles are transferred to the author Booktrack account and reviewed by a Booktrack Production Manager and distributed to one of our Booktrack Production Studios.
Payment forms include PayPal, Stripe, or credit card
On average it is 4 week collaborative process dependent on the story length.
Click here to create and collaborate with a Booktrack Sound Engineer
Yes, Booktrack lets our authors set the price of both their eBook and soundtrack with three considerations:
|eBook(Digital List Price)||Minimum Soundtrack Price||eBook + Soundtrack||Booktrack|
|$0.01 - $0.99||$0.99||$0.99 eBook + $0.99 Soundtrack||$1.98|
|$1.00 - $4.99||$1.99||$4.99 eBook + $1.99 Soundtrack||$6.98|
|$5.00 +||$2.99||$5.00 eBook + $2.99 Soundtrack||$7.99|
EBooks and/or soundtracks may be priced at zero in tandem or separately for limited promotional purposes
Booktrack will pay you 70% on sales of your eBook plus an additional 30% on revenue generated from the soundtrack.
$4.99 eBook + $2.00 Soundtrack = $6.99 Booktrack
eBook - $4.99 * 0.70 = $3.49
Soundtrack - $2.00 * 0.30 = $0.60
The price of the soundtrack is controlled by the author so can be adjusted upward from the minimum.
Once you have published your eBook, you have access to over 2 million engaged members of the Booktrack community. Booktrack offers marketing tools, such as the new Booktrack Embed feature, which lets you embed a preview of your Booktrack title, complete with soundtrack, into any website — just like dropping in a YouTube video.
Now you can showcase your Booktrack on your own website and through social channels and help your fans to experience your stories in a new, immersive way.
You set your price in USD and Booktrack will use this information to sell in other countries’ currencies as required.
Booktrack pays out each quarter with a minimum threshold of $50 in sales. Booktrack pays in USD.
With each payment sent, Booktrack will send a corresponding sales report which will be outlined - By Date, Title, Units Sold, eBook Royalty, and Soundtrack Royalty.
Booktrack pays the applicable sales tax in the countries where we sell your eBook. We recommend you pay your income taxes.