The traditional way of producing an audiobook, or talking book, involves a person, the narrator, sitting in a recording booth reading the text, while a studio engineer and a director record and direct the performance. If a mistake is made, the recording is stopped, and the narrator reads it again. Audiobooks produced by major publishing houses undergo a proofing and editing process after each recording.
These days however, with recent advancements in recording technology, many audiobooks are also now recorded in home studios by narrators working independently.
If you are thinking of creating your own audiobook(s) and need some advice, suggestions, tips on how to go about it, you should read Kerrie Flanagan’s “A Starter Guide to DIY Audiobooks”.
According to the veteran freelance writer in her excellent blog post on the subject, “...audiobooks are the fastest growing segment of the publishing industry ... for indie authors, or traditionally published authors who have retained their audio rights, now may be the perfect time to consider creating your own audiobooks...”.
Read Kerrie Flanagan’s full post >
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