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.)
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.
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.