Audible launched the Audiobook Creation Exchange (ACX) in May of 2011. It gives authors a platform on which to expand their audience base and connects audiobook professionals with authors. It has its own fan base of listeners around the world.
After starting with 1,000 titles, they have helped create 26,000 people create audio titles from their works. The site offers a bounty payment of $50 every time an audiobook on their site is the first purchase of a new AudibleListener member.