Free Webinar: How to Produce a Professional Audio Book

Free Webinar: How to Produce a Professional Audio Book

One of the fastest growing markets for writers is audio books. Like publishing a paperback or e-book, publishing a professional-quality audio book presents challenges of its own. In my experience (with four of my writing how-to books now available as audio books), this is far too lucrative a market to miss out on.

But how to tackle an audio book in a way that gives readers/listeners a quality product that does your book justice?

That was my quandary when I first looked into producing Outlining Your Novel as an audio book. I was also a veteran podcaster by then, so I figured maybe I could just go ahead and record my own. Cheapest, fastest way, right? Unfortunately, despite my podcasting experience, I quickly realized I didn’t have the technical chops to make it happen. (On the fortunate side, however, I was able to hire the amazing Sonja Field to narrate and produce it and all my audio books so far.)

Audio Books by K.M. Weiland

I’m often asked why I haven’t yet released any of my fiction on audio, and the simple reason is that due to their larger size (and thus larger upfront production costs), I’ve never been confident enough to proceed with them—always wondering if they were something I could produce myself but still lacking the know-how.

That was why I was so excited to discover Derek Doepker and the hands-on, accessible, and ultimately very easy-to-learn info he shares about recording, producing, and selling audio books. I’m always on the watch for other experts willing to share their expertise in areas I’m can’t share with you. I’ve learned a lot from Derek, and he’s given me a number of new perspectives and ideas about audio books—and even inspired me to finally start looking into producing one of my novels!

If you’re interested in branching out with your book sales and learning how to create and sell your own audio book, I hope you’ll join us for the FREE webinar “Audio Books for Every Author: 3 Ways to Turn Your Books Into Audio Books for More Royalties Every Single Month.” This 90-minute presentation, hosted by me and presented by Derek Doepker, will be live online next Tuesday, March 14th, 2017, at 2PM EDT.

Audio Books for Every Author Webinar

This Webinar Will Show You…

  • How audio books are generating hundreds to thousands of extra dollars in royalties for some self-published authors.
  • How you can produce audio books on any budget and distribute them from anywhere in the world (even outside the U.S. and U.K.).
  • The critical facts you have to consider before deciding whether to outsource or produce your own audio books.
  • Where to hire professional audio-book narrators if you wish to outsource.
  • The exact microphone, software, and equipment you need to produce top-quality audio books on a shoestring budget.
  • Your audio-book questions answered personally by Derek (and me, where I’m able to).

The webinar platform limits the number of attendees, so be sure to sign up to reserve your spot in case of shortages.

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K.M. Weiland lives in make-believe worlds, talks to imaginary friends, and survives primarily on chocolate truffles and espresso. She is the IPPY and NIEA Award-winning and internationally published author of the Amazon bestsellers Outlining Your Novel and Structuring Your Novel. She writes historical and speculative fiction from her home in western Nebraska and mentors authors on her award-winning website.

Comments

  1. Is there going to be a recording of this webinar for those who can’t attend live?

  2. I was just researching this the other day. My students say I have a good reading voice. Thanks for the heads up, KM! 🙂

  3. Is this the kind of thing that shouldn’t be missed, even if I’m not ready for it yet or will the information likely be available again later? I’m on Chapter 16 (of maybe 30, depending on what my characters decide to do) of my first draft so this seems a bit premature for me, but if it is unique instruction, I would absorb it as well as I can and file it away for later. I also don’t want to take a spot away from someone who IS ready for it now. Thanks.

    • K.M. Weiland | @KMWeiland says:

      I don’t think the info would be wasted, since it’s definitely something you can apply in the future. But it’s probably quite a few steps ahead of what you’re focusing on right now.

  4. Same question as Linley regarding the recording, as I cannot watch the live version. A friend of mine who is a self-published author asked me to do her audio books because she said I have a great reading voice. But I don’t have the equipment or know-how, so this webinar would be great for me!

    • K.M. Weiland | @KMWeiland says:

      Still waiting to hear back from Derek with an absolute affirmation of this. But I can’t imagine he won’t be offering a replay. I’ve never hosted one of these webinars that didn’t.

  5. I’ve actually listened to Derek’s “Why Authors Fail” before and I must say, it’s a real gem: short but packed chock-full with useful advice. That alone is worth signing up.

  6. Hi Katie,

    I missed the webinar but I purchased both copies of your audiobooks. Creating Character Arcs and Conquering Writers Block. Your narrator Sonja Field does an excellent job reading non-fiction, which I personally think is more difficult than fiction.

    • K.M. Weiland | @KMWeiland says:

      Thanks! Great to hear you’re enjoying them. 🙂 I agree: Sonja does an awesome job.

  7. I missed the webinar, but I want to hear it! I hope it becomes available at some point.

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