Audiobooks

Hello everyone and merry Christmas!

Have you ever wondered about what goes into creating an audiobook?  Did you ever question whether or how having an audio version of your book could affect its marketability?

Recently, due to the amount of driving I do, I have been listening to more books than I read.  Some audiobooks are narrated by a single reader while others have multiple readers.  Most of the time, the narrator has a pleasant voice, but one reader was so nasal that I almost stopped listening to the book before the intro had ended.  The amount of music used in an audiobook also varies from book to book.

thUL0N0FJQWhether you are considering creating an audio version of your book or just want to learn more about the process, I recommend you read Libby Fisher Hellmann’s blog post, “How to Produce an Audiobook in 7 Steps.”  Hellmann gives advice to authors who want to produce their own audiobook and does a good job of outlining the process.

For a different angle on audiobook production, read “An Insider Look at an Audio Book Production Company: Meet Owner Todd Barselow!” by Donna Galanti.

I hope you learn something new and interesting from these articles.

Happy writing and merry Christmas!

Katie

 

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