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Episode 22: Interview – Producing Historical Fiction with Jim Wetton + Samantha Cooper

Where does history end and an exciting new story begin? Today we’ll take a multifaceted look into writing and producing historical fiction with author Jim Wetton and the narrator of his audiobook, Samantha Cooper. In this 3-way interview, we chat about his experience bringing new life to historical figures and writing female characters from a male perspective. Samantha shares the [...]

By |2020-08-03T16:10:04-07:00August 3rd, 2020|Behind The Scenes Podcast|0 Comments

Episode 21: Audiobook Production Tip – Who Should Narrate Your Memoir?

So...you’ve written a memoir and you’re ready to bring it to life in audio. Now you face that big burning question, “who should narrate it?” You might think the easy answer is YOU, but this is just one valid approach of many! Today I’ll share my best tips for deciding if self-narration is right for you. I’ll give you my [...]

By |2020-07-26T12:10:17-07:00July 26th, 2020|Behind The Scenes Podcast|0 Comments

Episode 20: Audiobook Production Tip – Bring Interactive Exercises To Life In Nonfiction Audiobooks

Does your nonfiction title include exercises to enhance the reader’s experience? If so, you’ve likely grappled with how to translate these interactive elements into audiobook format. Today, we’ll tackle how to elegantly present exercises like fill-in-the-blanks, prompts, writing exercises, physical exercises, meditations and more in audiobook production. I’ll give you specific ways you can approach each of these, including the [...]

By |2020-07-26T12:00:48-07:00July 26th, 2020|Behind The Scenes Podcast|0 Comments

Episode 19: Interview – Audiobook Inspiration in Novel Places With Dale Arden

Where could the inspiration for your next big title be hiding? Today Dale Arden, author of The Iguana Project, shares how an unexpected moment of inspiration launched him into first-time authorship. He’ll talk about how observing iguanas in the Galapagos planted the seeds for a murder mystery novel, and the many facets of bringing it to life over a 3 [...]

By |2020-07-16T10:29:20-07:00July 16th, 2020|Behind The Scenes Podcast|0 Comments

Episode 18: Audiobook Production Tip – Tackling Internal Citations In Audiobook Production

Internal citations like footnotes are a familiar sight in print books -- but how should we deal with them in audiobook production? There’s no one right answer, but today I’ll share a variety of options for integrating (or omitting) them in a way that maximizes listener experience. We’ll get to thinking about the value of the information to the listener [...]

By |2020-07-11T05:38:29-07:00July 11th, 2020|Behind The Scenes Podcast|0 Comments

Episode 17: Interview – Crafting Powerful Nonfiction with Nomi Bachar

Have you ever wanted to turn the raw material of life experience into transformative nonfiction? Today, author of Gates Of Power Nomi Bachar shares how her diverse history formed the foundation for a powerful self-help program. She took inspiration from her upbringing in Israel, experience in the performing arts, and training in various therapy modalities to create healing nonfiction. Tune [...]

By |2020-07-10T01:54:55-07:00July 10th, 2020|Behind The Scenes Podcast|0 Comments

Episode 16: Audiobook Production Tip – Clever Ways To Leverage Your Nonfiction Title

An audiobook holds the potential to ignite your business in so many ways! Whether your goal is to kickstart a speaking career, attract new coaching clients, or garner interest in your products, I’m going to give you my best tips for leveraging your nonfiction title to the fullest. Today I’ll share how you can develop relationships with your listeners by [...]

By |2020-06-23T16:30:09-07:00June 23rd, 2020|Behind The Scenes Podcast|0 Comments

Episode 15: Interview – Creating Audiobooks That Heal with Guest Pam Evans

Do you have a message with the power to uplift and heal? That’s exactly what today’s guest Pamela Evans set out to do with her book, Ring Exchange: Life Lessons From A Multiple Marrier. She used her experience with multiple marriages to bring attention and wisdom to a situation often left hidden. She’ll share how she used humor to bring [...]

By |2020-06-13T03:47:17-07:00June 13th, 2020|Behind The Scenes Podcast|0 Comments

Episode 14: Audiobook Production Tip – Cost Basis For Audiobook Production: Exploring Your MANY Options!

Sometimes seemingly simple questions can have very complicated answers. “What will producing my audiobook cost me?” is one of those common questions, and today I’ll help you unravel the tangle of cost basis options for audiobook production. We’ll explore the industry standard of charging by the finished hour, how that time is estimated, and the factors that affect your audiobook’s [...]

By |2020-06-10T04:05:02-07:00June 10th, 2020|Behind The Scenes Podcast|0 Comments

Episode 12: Interview with Buffy Ford Stewart; author of ‘The Blanket and the Bear’ (children’s book)

In episode 12 of Audio Book Connection, Becky Parker Geist interviews singer-songwriter and author of 'The Blanket and the Bear', Buffy Ford Stewart. Go behind the scenes with Buffy and Becky as they explore what inspired 'The Blanket and the Bear', how it grew from a poem into a musical audiobook and how Buffy hopes to change the world with [...]

By |2020-06-07T14:28:04-07:00June 7th, 2020|Behind The Scenes Podcast|0 Comments
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