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Old 04-05-2018, 07:48 PM   #13
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Does anyone know what the usual practice is in paying narrators, whether or not actors? I would not be surprised at all to find that such narrators receive a once-off payment for their work and do not share in the Copyright at all.

Edit: Well, a quick search and I've answered my own question. A narrator who does work for several publishers and Audible writes:

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I'm not paid in royalties (well, not most of the time). Most narrators prefer to work on a pay-for-production basis. Once I'm done with the project I won't get anything from it.

Some projects are royalty share, but unless there's going to be stratospheric sales numbers, they're almost never worth it, sadly.
He also said he made less than he did in a previous career in IT.

This is from a Reddit where he answers questions about his profession. It makes for interesting reading:

Reddit Q&A

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