Audiobook Production and Marketing
Helping great stories come alive…
…changing the world one story at a time.
We typically work with indie authors and small publishers who are passionate about their books but are challenged in getting them out there to their widest audience. Through Audiobook Production and Marketing, we help authors reach more of their audience and increase their impact in the world.
“Becky Parker has done an excellent job creating the audio of my novel A Daughter’s Inheritance. The characters are distinct, her enunciation is clear, and each scene comes alive. Her acting experience and talent really make a big difference, and her extensive experience in narrating audio books. There is a lovely balance of the dramatic and the narrative that she weaves so well. It’s been easy to work with Becky all along the way, and this was a new experience for me as an author. Becky made it so accessible and easy.”
Finalist in the 2014 National Indie Excellence Awards
“Becky and her team were a pleasure to work with. They helped me understand my options and find the right talent for my first audio book, Silent Invasion. The production process worked smoothly and there were no surprises. They also helped me create a video trailer that was far better than anything I could have dreamed of.”
Becky brought the stories and characters in my book to life, giving each character a distinctive voice and adding sound effects at crucial points along the way to enhance the listening experience. I enthusiastically recommend Becky and Pro Audio Voices to other authors and publishers, and look forward to working with her again for my own future projects.
Working with Becky Parker Geist on my audiobook was a pleasure. She is a pro.
She understood the project immediately and got right on it, showing good attention to detail. Her team was impressive. She offered me three voice possibilities for the male voice I requested. I chose William Dougan, who did an outstanding narration. Her cover design person, Andy Parker, worked with me efficiently on the evolving cover idea. I’ll be going back to Becky for future audio projects.
I’m glad I’ve engaged PAV to produce my book The Human Side of Agile in audio. We had a highly collaborative and flexible process, which allowed me to have a say in every aspect of the audiobook’s production. Becky made many helpful suggestions that improved the result, going as far as using two additional voices for the many personal stories and sidebars in the book. She applied all my feedback and requests even at the cost of extra recording cycles. I’m pleased with the result, the cost, and the quick turnaround.
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Becky Parker Geist at Pro Audio Voices is wonderful to work with. Friendly and helpful, she’s prompt and produces a wonderful audio book. The Pro in her company name is no joke. She’s a pro through and through.
Becky, FANTASTIC job! Wow and I do mean WOW! You totally nailed it. Your work is audio beauty. You are the Michelangelo of voices and narration!
Watch the video to learn more about why we care so much about bringing to life great fiction and nonfiction stories, screenplays, podcasts, children’s books and more in audio.
“Print is a score for voice, the way a piece of paper with music on it is a score for music. Until somebody is reading the page or playing the music, those marks just lie there. Reading the book out loud is the bridge between the oral storytelling tradition and the book in print.”
Pro Audio Voices is a company based in the San Francisco Bay Area and serving clients internationally as a go-to place for exceptional audiobook production and marketing, including complex and unusual projects that may involve multiple voices and/or music and/or sound effects.
We typically work with authors and small publishers who are passionate about getting their content out there to audiences around the world, but are challenged in reaching their widest audience. The Pro Audio Voices team provides audiobook production and marketing to help authors have a greater impact. To that end, we created the Audiobook Marketing Program™ to help clients leverage the world of audiobooks to achieve their goals. We especially love working with content with uplifting and inspiring messages.
With decades of experience in the audiobook and theatre industries, including acting, directing, producing, audiobook narration, writing, marketing and independent publishing, our team brings to each project a wide breadth of experience and a talent pool built over many years of networking.
Our Core Values
Impact. Our mission is to create and market audiobooks that transform people and the way they think – about themselves, the beings around them, and the world we live in. Each author’s story comes alive through the narrators and the dedicated work of our team. We care about each project because we know we’re making an impact.
Community. We do our best to provide an excellent experience for everyone involved, from the team that creates the audiobook to each listener. We are committed to building a community of authors that benefit from all this amazing teamwork.
Efficiency. We have an ongoing commitment to building and honing systems that make the audiobook production and marketing a timely, smooth process for everyone involved.
Communication. We value open, honest, and respectful communication.
What we provide:
- A-Z audiobook services: pre-production, production, management and marketing
- Casting service: creation of audition script, audition invitations to pre-vetted narrators, vetting again of auditions prior to narrowed audition selection (typically 3-5 voices) being sent to client(most producers do not provide this)
- Weekly status update by our Director of Production (most producers do not provide this)
- Direct access to Jerrilee (Director of Production) or Becky (Owner) for any questions along the way
- Audio files reviewed by an audio editor and any preliminary corrections made prior to client review (most producers do not provide this)
- Music and/or Sound Effects if together we decide that is best for your project
- Multiple voices if together we decide that is best for your project
- Client review with option to request changes (most producers do not provide this)
- Submission to audiobook distribution channels, as soon as all files are approved for submission by the client
- Management of assets such as cover image
- Assistance with metadata such as book description – making sure it is strong and uses good keywords, etc. (most producers do not provide this)
- Audiobook Marketing Program™ (optional but recommended) to help your audiobook get discovered (no one else offers this)
- A full team (Owner, Director of Production, Project Manager, Audio Editor, Narrator, Marketing Team) all working together to make your finished product the very best it can be and who are committed to helping your great stories come alive!
Helping Great Stories Come Alive
Whether you’re trying to bring to life a great novel or non-fiction audiobook, you need a voice and a production company that can deliver the quality of work that your project deserves. We think outside the box to develop innovative and effective solutions to help your project stand out.
For example, the Pro Audio Voices team worked with author Mary Ghaleb to create an enhanced ebook with audio insertions of native Lebanese speakers to help others learn how to speak Lebanese.
Screenplay Converted to Audiobook
Another of our clients, JD West, had 11 fully produced songs within a screenplay but was having challenges getting anyone in the film industry to take a listen or look. We knew we could help by producing an audiobook incorporating the songs, sound effects, and a full ensemble cast. This way he could begin building his audience while also having a great treatment to use for film directors and producers. We’re also using the Audiobook Marketing Program™ to increase his visibility. It’s working. The audiobook of Cosmic Cowboy the Musical is getting in front of top level film directors and producers. We keep working with our clients all the way to achieving their goals, because we really care about their success and about the impact we can have on the world as we bring great stories to life.
“WOWZA!!! I think this voice-over is perfect!… The sound effects in the background… compliment the voices and create an exciting flow for the story. You have done an amazing job… You have done an exceptional job creating distinction between characters. Love them all!”
“Becky Parker exceeded my expectations. I’ve been reading audio books for over twenty years. Like most writers, I read, a lot. Most weeks I read about five novels. Being totally blind, I read almost exclusively audio books. I get most of my books from the National Library Service (NLS). When Eternal Press told me they would put my book into audio format, I was hesitantly pleased. The hesitancy came from the fact since I’ve read so many audio books, I have certain ideas of how an audio book should sound. I have my favorite readers at NLS, and I can identify many before they give their names. Becky sent me the first chapters to check, and she won me over. Her voice sounded mellow and mature, yet well-modulated and able to show emotion. She emphasized the portions I thought were important. And to my delight, she used “different voices” for each point of view character, a characteristic I consider all the best readers have. Becky proved easy to work with, and caught some small problems I had missed. We communicated through email whenever she had a question. Her demeanor stayed friendly yet professional. She made steady progress throughout the recording process. I’m extremely pleased with the final result. This is my first novel published, and hence the first recorded. Becky did an excellent job, and I’d highly recommend her and her work.”
“Becky Parker Geist at Pro Audio Voices is wonderful to work with. She helped us record and release our first audio books. Not only is she friendly and helpful, she’s prompt and produces a wonderful audio book. Highly recommended. The Pro in her company name is no joke. She’s a pro through and through.”
“Becky was such a pleasure to create an audio book with of my first book, Soul Mastery, Accessing the Gifts of Your Soul. She is very competent and thorough, well versed in her skill and easygoing. She was quick with the work and always available to my comments and questions. She amazed me how she was able to” be” many different characters. She was helpful in giving me what I needed to understand the process and even let me be included in one portion of the audio. The final product is exceptional! Her pricing is very responsible and she always went the extra mile with me. It was a delight to work with Becky and I highly recommend her in all ways.”
“Becky Parker has done an excellent job creating the audio of my novel A Daughter’s Inheritance. The characters are distinct, her enunciation is clear, and each scene comes alive. Her acting experience and talent really make a big difference, and her extensive experience in narrating audio books. There is a lovely balance of the dramatic and the narrative that she weaves so well. It’s been easy to work with Becky all along the way, and this was a new experience for me as an author so I’m grateful that Becky made it so accessible and easy.”
“This was an excellent experience – I would highly recommend Becky for your projects and look forward to working with her again. She has been very professional both in our communications and in her performance. Her first reading of the script was superb, and she was very receptive to the subsequent revisions requested.”