People are listening! But how do you get them to listen to your book? What’s the upside, and what pitfalls should you tiptoe around? Join us on a guided tour of the audiobook world! This talk discusses:

  • The marketplace: what’s going on in the audiobook industry and is it a good choice for your book?
  • Your audience: are they listening to audiobooks? What formats?
  • Getting started: how to make decisions that you won’t regret later!
  • Leverage an audiobook: cross-selling with your print book and ebook
  • Process, Costs and Terms: how to evaluate contracts; what to look for; what’s involved?
  • Narrating your own book or parts of your book: Should you hire a professional actor, or go it alone?
  • Audio other than straight audiobooks: enhanced ebooks, kids books, doodleebooks, book apps
  • Enhancing sales and visibility using audio: How can audio help get your name out?

CHILDREN’S WRITERS: Becky will also be sharing a WHOLE NEW PUBLISHING OPPORTUNITY for these writers, so this presentation will be valuable and important for you, too!

Pro Audio Voices


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Pro Audio Voices serves clients internationally, and is the go-to place for exceptional voiceover services for audiobooks, animation, and advertising, with an emphasis on materials with uplifting and inspiring stories and messages.  Pro Audio Voices provides an easy and accessible path for authors and publishers new to audio production. Its Book Audiologist Award (with weekly finalists) helps authors expand their marketing efforts while exploring audio options.

Becky Parker Geist is a voiceover professional and owner of Pro Audio Voices. After receiving her MFA in Acting, Becky began narrating Talking Books for the Blind (Library of Congress) in 1981 (back when recordings were made on reel-to-reel tapes!), narrating over 70 titles. She currently serves as Vice President of the board of the Bay Area Independent Publishers Association (BAIPA) and is a member of the California Writers Club (Marin branch). She has a podcast, blog and several free audio downloads on her website,

Also a stage actor, director, and self-published author, Becky is currently on an open-ended tour of her one-woman show, Joy with Wings: A Daughter’s Tale; she has also served as co-founder and Executive Director of Chaucer Theatre since its inception in 1996. Becky has co-directed and performed in most of that Company’s productions, and collaboratively adapted 23 of the 24 classical Canterbury Tales for the stage. Becky has performed on tour in England, and as a core team member of Harold Improv Theatre in San Francisco and also EDEN2 Theater Ensemble, a professional touring company performing for family audiences.

Becky has been adjunct faculty at Solano Community College teaching theatre to youth, and directed several productions at Solano Youth Theatre. As a private acting coach, Becky has helped students get accepted into some of the most prestigious acting conservatories and competitions.

Becky is married to a classical composer and is the proud mother of three successful adult daughters. She loves reading, learning about quantum physics and consciousness research, inventing, networking, and living life to its fullest.


Contact Becky at 415-559-9273

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