If you feel overwhelmed about audiobook production, you may want to cut to the chase and hire an experienced narrator and producer.
The resources listed below were found on a variety
Want to create an audiobook of your book but feel overwhelmed about the process?
Concerned that you will pick the wrong narrator?
Afraid that you will need to spend hours that you don’t have in requesting changes to an unsatisfactory production?
Sit back and R-E-L-A-X!
In fact, you can head to the beach because you’ve found an experienced producer and narrator to whom you can hand off your book without worry! 🌴
As a full-time and Audible Approved audiobook narrator, I love interpreting your words on the printed page and creating a pristine recording that allows today’s ultra busy
You can easily find other audiobook enthusiasts by signing into Twitter and subscribing to one or more of my 4 comprehensive lists of audiobook tweeps.
The Twitter list is for reading tweets from a curated group of people. You can’t tweet to the list.
Its usefulness lies in the fact that all of these people are grouped together in one place. You’ll be able to stay focused on audiobooks and correspond with audiobook folks without following all of them individually.
https://twitter.com/KarenCommins/lists/audiobook-narrators https://twitter.com/KarenCommins/lists/audiobook-publishers https://twitter.com/KarenCommins/lists/audiobook-blogs-reviews https://twitter.com/KarenCommins/lists/all-audiobooks (publishers, narrators, bloggers, reviewers)
To subscribe to my
Since many people listen to audiobooks in the car, look for my billboards coming soon to a road near you! 😃 Don’t you just LOVE to market your audiobooks?
I think many people would answer an emphatic NO! to that question, in part because they feel uncertain how to proceed.
This page will give you plenty of creative ideas for promoting your audiobook!
My article in the February 2016 issue of InD’tale Magazine, “6 Low-Cost Avenues For Greater Audiobook Sales”, references my 2 ACX articles below and offers even more promotional and marketing ideas.
I had the
An author recently wrote that her fans were demanding audiobooks, but she couldn’t afford to spend any money up-front for the narrator’s fee and other costs of production.
Narrators frequently bemoan the fact that, instead of narrating the next book, they are spending too much time editing an audiobook because they can’t afford to hire an editor.
Thinking or saying “I can’t afford it” is often a knee-jerk reaction immediately offered by Resistance to keep you from taking action toward the
Last fall, I spoke at the Georgia Romance Writers annual conference to help authors get started with creating audiobooks. I recently created a 41-minute video from that presentation which:
explores the audiobook landscape (beginning at 2:43) explains reasons every author should produce audiobooks of their books (beginning at 7:23) demonstrates Amazon Whispersync capability between an audiobook and Kindle ebook (beginning at 10:19) offers specific tips
On 18 March 2015, ACX hosted a Twitter chat about audiobook marketing with author assistant Kate Tilton. I used Storify to compile and categorize all of the tweets below so that the questions and answers are together.
An audiobook listener on Goodreads wrote recently:
“I’m hoping the powers-that-be realize this (and care) and we’ll see more audiobooks being narrated by dual-gender narrators.
And I don’t mean simply dividing up the chapters between a male and female narrator to read…I like the dialogue narrated by the relevant gender.”
I can tell you why most books have a solo narrator: COST.
I produced and co-narrated the 4-book Blue Suede Memphis mystery series (fun, cozy mysteries with romantic elements) where I voiced all of the female parts, and a male actor voiced all of
On 10/29/14, ACX.com hosted a Twitter chat with AudioFile Magazine, the audiobook industry’s oldest and best publication, so that narrators and publishers could learn about AudioFile’s purpose and review policies. I added all of the Q&A tweets that I could find to a Storify page. I also included some headlines highlighting key points.
In May, I wrote about Audible’s launch of the Audiobook Creation Exchange, or ACX.com. Audible, the leading company in downloadable audiobooks, created the site because they determined their listeners are voracious readers, and the demand for new audiobooks continues to increase. Currently,only about 5% of books are made into audiobooks. Since ACX is open to authors, I thought a narrator’s perspective might help you decide whether to list your title on ACX for audiobook production.
ACX is a marvelous tool to help you exploit the audio rights to your book, especially since the audiobooks will