Audiobook Connection Podcast2021-08-30T00:19:27-07:00

Audiobook Connection

Behind the Scenes with the Creative Teams

Host: Becky Parker Geist

Engaging conversations with Authors, Narrators, Post-production audio engineers, Marketing teams as well as audio book listeners and fans. Go behind the scenes with audiobook creators as host Becky Parker Geist guides the conversation to discover the surprises, victories and challenges in publishing and producing audiobooks. Ideal for indie authors, small publishers, audiobook fans, and anyone interested in a behind-the-scenes peek into the audiobook world – as well as authors and publishers looking for tips from the pros on production and marketing. Behind-the-scenes interviews with audiobook creators as well as audiobook production and marketing tips – with episodes every other week.

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Podcast Episodes

2110, 2022

Ep 138: Interview with author Gina Cheyne (Murder in the Cards)

By |October 21st, 2022|Categories: Behind The Scenes Podcast|Tags: , , |

How many authors do you know who are also helicopter pilots? Meet Gina Cheyne in this episode, author of the SeeMS Detective Agency series. Learn about how her unique approach to a female collaborative team of detectives, and her experience in listening to other authors narrate their own audiobooks, combined to steer her toward having a pro narrator. More Episodes on Megaphone Notes Get the audiobook here

1410, 2022

Ep 137: Book Launch Strategies for Audiobooks

By |October 14th, 2022|Categories: Behind The Scenes Podcast|Tags: , , |

Wondering about your options for launching your audiobook and how it fits into the launch? Should you have all your formats done before launch or roll the formats out one at a time? Becky Parker Geist provides guidance on these decisions and shares her secret sauce on how to stay in control of sales and royalties. More Episodes on Megaphone Notes

710, 2022

Ep 136: Interview with author Kenny Down (Darko)

By |October 7th, 2022|Categories: Behind The Scenes Podcast|Tags: , , |

Figuring out what accents are important to how an audiobook comes to life can shift during the audition and casting process. Finding the right voice is often more about the storytelling itself than the mechanics of accent. You’ll also hear about the inception, research and writing of this powerful spiritual story. More Episodes on Megaphone Notes Check out Kenny's Website

3009, 2022

Ep 135: Interview with author Bethel Barr (Crystal Corridor of Light)

By |September 30th, 2022|Categories: Behind The Scenes Podcast|Tags: , , |

Some books just feel like they need to be author narrated—they are so very close to the soul and heart of the author. But do they actually? Hear how this author discovered how the mystical connection between author and content and narrator—when all are in alignment—can all merge into a deep and magical audiobook. Host Becky Parker Geist was also the narrator for this project. More Episodes on Megaphone Notes Check out Bethel's website

2309, 2022

Ep 134: Attention to Timing & Cadence- Fine-tuning your Audiobook

By |September 23rd, 2022|Categories: Behind The Scenes Podcast|Tags: , , |

Especially with full cast projects—but really with any audiobook, the cadence and timing of voice and the spaces between are as much a part of its success as the notes and rests are in music. Becky focuses in this episode on the spacing, especially of dialogue. A valuable listen for audiobook engineers and editors as well as narrators and authors! More Episodes on Megaphone Notes Follow along with the EPISODE SCRIPT

1609, 2022

Ep 133: Interview with Author Jim Christopher

By |September 16th, 2022|Categories: Behind The Scenes Podcast|Tags: , , |

Join host Becky Parker Geist for an interview with author of the Utopian Testament series, psychological thrillers that draw on intriguing characters and often inspired by conflicting perspectives. Find out how and why Jim selected the narrator for his series and how it played out as the audiobooks come to fruition. Learn more at https://jimwritesbooks.com More Episodes on Megaphone Notes

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