While publishers have always been able to add audio review copies to Edelweiss, you can currently post a digital review copy and an audio review copy to the same ISBN at no extra charge. If you post only an audio review copy, you’ll incur the same per title fee as a digital review copy (usually $50).
Edelweiss users will see that there is a DRC and an audio review copy available for a title, like so:
They’ll be able to download the ebook or the audio file (or both) for any title to which you add both formats.
The process on your end is very similar to the DRC upload process you’re used to. Here’s how:
For your audio upload, you’ll need to create a zip file, preferably with each chapter broken out as separate files within. The users will be given the option to download each individual chapter or the entire zip file. That zip file needs to be named with the same ISBN you’re using for your DRC file.
See detailed instructions here about uploading a DRC.
To be clear, you’ll upload both the DRC and the audio review copy with the same file name. If you get an “Upload Failed” message, just let us know and we can help you get it loaded in! email@example.com
On the Admin page, both files will show as two line items here:
The top line is the audio review copy. Audio review copies do not have DRM, and so will not expire. Clicking in to edit either line item will bring you to the same title editing page, where you can set the active/inactive status of each format as you please:
The bottom option in the image above is the audio review copy. You can turn on only the DRC, only the audio, or both.
Your approval and auto-approving process is exactly the same. The reader will receive access to any available files if approved. The only real difference in the process is the extra step of importing your audio zip file.
Reviewers can learn how to request and download audio review copies here.