[Disclaimer: everything below is a rather shameless plug for a service that's provided by the company I work for.]
I know there are a few nerd.authors here, like ambergypsy42 and kajabor. This might be of interest...
Most of you know that I work at Audible. Last year, we unveiled a service called ACX - Audiobook Creation Exchange.
The idea behind ACX is to empower authors, narrators, and studios to record audiobooks on their own. So if you're an author with a book that's available at Amazon, the ACX site will try to set you up with a narrator willing to read it. After you settle on a price and sign the contract, the narrator will record a sample of the book for you. Once you approve the sample, the narrator will read the rest of the book.
Once you approve the book, Audible will process it and sell it in its store. That means availability of the audiobook as a digital download at Amazon and iTunes as well.
This is good for me personally, because...
a) I pretty much listen to audiobooks exclusively these days ("PRINT IS DEAD"), so this will actually give me a chance to read your books.
b) Audible takes a cut, which ultimately gives me the financial freedom to keep buying awesome new board games.
Caveat: This process does NOT guarantee that you will have an audiobook version of your writing. It's up to you to find a narrator who will work with you, and to make sure s/he delivers what was promised.
I hope you guys get to check it out!