Writers using Audible.com’s Audiobook Creation Exchange, an online audiobook rights marketplace and production platform, created ten times as many audiobooks in 2012 as they did in 2011, the year the platform launched.

The tool helps writers, publishers and literary agents to create and publish audio versions of their books. Authors can record their own readings using the platform, or they can work with actors and voice over professionals, who also have profiles in the market place. It is used by a variety of types of writers. Self-published authors and authors who have publishers but manage the audio rights themselves use the site. In addition, agents and publishers can use the tool to produce work.

Here is more from ACX.com: “All titles made into audiobooks on ACX will be sold by three of the leading retailers of digital content: Audible.comAmazon.com, and iTunes (where Audible is the exclusive audiobook supplier).”