Episode 41: Audiobook Production Tip – Producing Your First Audiobook: The 10,000 Foot View

The audiobook production and launch processes can be incredibly layered and complex. So where do you even start? In today’s episode, I’ll give you the most important, broad-perspective considerations you need to get the process rolling. Learn how to start with one overarching goal and using it to inform the entire process, as well as deciding whether hiring a professional [...]

Episode 40: Audiobook Production Tip – Nonfiction In The New Year: How To Tap A Perfect Opportunity

The New Year is a time when people start thinking about making new changes, setting goals, and bettering themselves — making it the PERFECT time to launch nonfiction content! Whether you already have a nonfiction audiobook or authored a book that hasn’t made it to the audio format yet, I’m going to give you my tips for making best use [...]

Episode 39: Audiobook Production Tip – Gratitude + An Open Invitation From Pro Audio Voices

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I’m dedicating this short episode to this amazing audio community and the gratitude I have for it. The team at Pro Audio Voices REALLY care about bringing great stories to life. When authors collaborate with us to bring those stories to life, doors open in the heart, the mind, and the spirit. We’ll talk about the [...]

Episode 38: Audiobook Production Tip – Can I just record an audiobook on my phone?

One of the most common questions I get from ambitious and frugal authors is, “can I just record an audiobook with my phone’s built-in mic and an app?” So in today’s episode, we’ll explore how it’s possible...but by no means simple. I’ll cover the three main hurdles in phone recording; the sound quality, file type, and technical specs of your [...]

Episode 37: Audiobook Production Tip – Pro Tips: Conveying Charts and Tables In Nonfiction Audiobooks

Charts and tables are an essential tool for nonfiction authors to share information on the page...but what happens to those visuals in the audio format? The default choice of many audiobook narrators and producers is to omit them, but today I’ll share that it isn’t always the right decision. Tune in and learn how to translate charts into engaging narratives [...]

Episode 36: Audiobook Production Tip – Handling Footnotes + Endnotes In Nonfiction Audiobooks

Footnotes and endnotes have a clear place in written nonfiction - but how do they fit into the audio format? In today’s episode, we’ll dive into the options...and you’ll be surprised that “omit them” isn’t the only one! We’ll talk about the types of audiences that appreciate footnote inclusion and how to seamlessly integrate this information without detracting from narrative [...]

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