What are the criteria publishers use in determining which books will be recorded as audiobooks? Who chooses the voice talent, and is there any chance of a first timer having their audiobook "read by the author?" Thanks for your helpful blog.
It varies depending on the publisher. Covenant records a lot of their books on audio. Other publishers, not as much. A lot of the time it's based on sales. If a book sells really, really, really well, most publishers will consider an audio version.
The publisher chooses the voice talent. If you have done voice recordings before, there's a possibility they will let you do your own but it's unlikely.