Children's Videobook Creation
Our team will create an animated video of your picture book with professional narration, music and sound effects. It's an "enhanced audiobook" that can also be personalized!
You can sell your videobook on Amazon Prime Video, Fire TV (yes, on TV!) and from your website through the Vimeo streaming service. Click here for a sample!
Your book will be narrated by one of Audible's top narrators OR we will arrange for you narrate it yourself!
Pan & Zoom Animation
Your illustrations will flow with the narration and music.
The videobooks are closed and/or open captioned to make it easy for children to read along, even if the text would be on a different page.
What are children's videobooks?
Audiobook Revolution Productions, LLC, has created many children's picture book audiobooks, but they are sometimes "clunky," because listeners have to download an accompanying PDF of the illustrations or also buy the Kindle version to read along. We are creating a better way to experience your books - as "videobooks" with narration, animation, music and sound effects. Basically, enhanced audiobooks, and we handle the publishing.
What do I need to provide?
A PDF of the illustrated children's book. Original TIF format illustrations will be higher quality, if available. An author photo, if desired. Royalty free music, if you have a choice.
Can I choose the narrator and the music?
Yes, we will send you audition audio clips to make sure you're happy with the narrator. Or, we provide the option of narrating it yourself, provided you have a good microphone and recording environment. We provide guidance.
You can also provide royalty-free music clips, or we will add music from our collection.
COSTS & PROFITS
Pay for Production vs. Royalty Share
There are 2 pricing options.:
1. Pay for Production - $799
Includes illustrations, animation, narration and music. Author keeps all royalties on sales through Amazon Prime Video and Vimeo streaming. For example, for a videobook selling for $10, the author will receive $9.00 for each Vimeo sale on websites and social media, and $5.00 for each Amazon Prime Video Sale. For projects up to 15 minutes long. Contact us for longer project pricing. Order here.
2. Royalty Share - $499
To reduce upfront costs, the author pays to cover costs and also shares the royalties (proceeds after Amazon and Vimeo take their cut) with us, the publisher. Author receives 60% of the proceeds when royalties are paid out every 30 days. For example, for a videobook selling for $10, the author will receive $6.00 for each Vimeo sale, and $3.00 for each Amazon Prime Video Sale. For projects up to 15 minutes long. Contact us for longer project pricing. Order here.
What does the Amazon Prime Video Sales Page look like?
What does the Vimeo On Demand streaming page look like?
This is what a buyer sees when clicking on the personal embedded code on your website or your social media.
What about Copyrights?
You must own the rights to the text, illustrations, music, and (if you have an audiobook), the audio files. Authors maintain the full copyrights on their work when published through us. We own the rights to the videobook we create.
Are they Closed Captioned?
Yes, every videobook has a closed caption option. Open captions (subtitles) are also an option so all children can follow along with the text.
How long does production take?
30-60 days from purchase, including time for Amazon Prime Video distribution.