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

1002, 2023

Ep 154: Studios vs Audiobook Producers- Differences and Red Flags

By |February 10th, 2023|Categories: Behind The Scenes Podcast|Tags: , , |

Thinking about working with a studio to produce your audiobook? Here are some really important keys you’ll want to be aware of in the process. What may surprise you is how much the business model for studios plays into what your costs will be to work with them. From recording to post-production, the differences are striking. This episode will help you decide what’s best for you and your audiobook needs. More Episodes on Megaphone Notes For more info: [...]

302, 2023

Ep 153: AI and More- A Conversation with Joshua Townshend

By |February 3rd, 2023|Categories: Behind The Scenes Podcast|Tags: , , |

What does the arrival of AI (Artificial Intelligence) as audiobook narrators mean for the audiobook industry and for listeners? Will the art and soul of audiobooks be lost in the pursuit of profit? In the balance of Quantity vs Quality, what does AI mean? Join storytelling specialist Joshua Townshend and host Becky Parker Geist for a fascinating conversation down the AI rabbit hole—and beyond. More Episodes on Megaphone Notes

2701, 2023

Ep 152: Should You as Author Narrate Your Own Audiobook?

By |January 27th, 2023|Categories: Behind The Scenes Podcast|Tags: , , |

Are you the best voice for your audiobook? Maybe. Learn about the key parts of the process and critical factors in your decision-making process. Where will you record and what will each option entail? What are the technical things you’ll need to be aware of? How will you know if you’re the best storyteller for your story—and why you might not be. What could be the biggest challenge that you’re not even aware of? If you are considering being your own narrator, this is a [...]

2001, 2023

Ep 151: More Reasons Why Audiobooks for Kids Make Sense

By |January 20th, 2023|Categories: Behind The Scenes Podcast|Tags: , , |

Whether you’re a children’s author or an adult with kids in your life, this episode will expand your horizons in how you think about audiobooks. There are many benefits and values for kids. Whether your children’s story is published or even illustrated need not be a factor in whether you take advantage of the audiobook opportunities. This episode may also help you as you consider audiobook production choices. Interested in being part of a children’s audiobook collection? Schedule a call at and mention the [...]

1301, 2023

Ep 150: Children’s Book Collections- Win with Collaboration

By |January 13th, 2023|Categories: Behind The Scenes Podcast|Tags: , , |

Children’s books are on the rise in the audiobook world and in this episode Becky provides some ways to take advantage of what might otherwise be considered challenges. When published independently, kids books typically involve a significant budget for illustrations. The fact that the text is short translates to a shorter finished length in audio, which can be seen as both an advantage and challenge: advantage in terms of cost of production, and challenge in terms of selling such a short single audiobook. Becky shares [...]

501, 2023

Ep 149: Major News for Audiobooks in 2023

By |January 5th, 2023|Categories: Behind The Scenes Podcast|Tags: , , |

Great news for everyone selling in the audiobook market (and those planning to)! Sustained growth in audiobook sales, along with the upcoming AMPlify launch, will provide a powerful tool for all authors looking to earn a return on their audiobook investment! More Episodes on Megaphone Notes


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