Should you have an audiobook version of your book? How do you do an audiobook? And, most importantly, how do you make money with an audiobook?
This guide to audiobook creation and marketing will also help you decide whether to voice your own book or hire a great narrator. The Author's Guide to Audiobook Creation includes the critical details of audiobook self-publishing on Amazon's Audible, iTunes, and beyond. Over $2 billion dollars in audiobooks were sold in 2015.
This is how you join the audiobook revolution!
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As a big fan of audiobooks, I thought it would be interesting to learn more about how they are made, how authors turn their books into audiobooks, how narrators are found, etc. This short book turned my interest into fascination. I think every author (especially self-published authors) and narrator should read this. Unsurprisingly, the narration was top-notch as well.
The book starts by giving you a brief history about how audiobooks came about, when the first ones were made, and how we got to the point we are today. Current and past trends involving audiobooks are examined with an emphasis on predictions for the future of this expanding form of book consumption.
The book goes on to give a step-by-step guide of how to turn your book into an audiobook. It even discusses how to work with a publisher if you have already published the book.
I actually found myself taking notes for things I wanted to look in to, including other ways to listen to and find audiobooks. To say this book was worth my time would be a significant understatement. I actually listened to the full book twice!
If you are a book author or narrator, it would be worth your time to listen to this, even if you already know a lot about the industry. The background information alone is worth the listen…
I received a free copy of this audiobook from the author, publisher, or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review. I was NOT required to write a positive review and this reflects my honest opinion of the work.
Richard Rieman presents a remarkably organized way to for authors to understand the audiobook process and get their book produced in one of several ways. It's easy to understand, and an enjoyable listen thanks to Richard's excellent presentation in both tone and pace. If you wonder whether turning you book into an audiobook is worth the effort, this guide will seal the deal, and make it much easier and faster to get it on the market. It cuts through mountains of information that would otherwise seem pretty confusing or daunting.
While I was given this book at no charge in exchange for a fair review, I honestly can't say enough good things about the way it handles this topic.
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Richard Rieman has written (and expertly voiced) this incredibly well-organized road map to creating audiobooks from your existing book. I listened to it from beginning to end in one sitting, and was really impressed. He paced his delivery perfectly, giving his listeners an opportunity to actually consume and understand the information he is offering.
As an author and audiobook narrator himself, he draws on his own experience, and relates appropriate wisdom from working professionals in the audiobook business. He gathers expertise from engineers, producers, coaches and narrators, but never wastes your time with unnecessary minutiae.
Rieman also looks at where the industry has traveled since audiobooks were created (the "10 Things You Didn't Know About Audiobooks" is worth the price of admission alone), and explores your options with both traditional audiobook production process, and the process Audible offers with ACX, or the Audiobook Creation Exchange.
Whether you want to voice your own book, or have a narrator produce it for you, this book is an incredible bargain, and a rich, dense and extraordinarily helpful resource. As an Audible Approved Producer with ACX, I can tell you that Rieman has taken great pains to be as complete and accurate as possible as he leads you to the audiobook production promised land.
With a running length of only about an hour and a half, the author/narrator takes you through various aspects of audiobook creation. Great insight and step-by-step instruction is included on whether you should record your book, where to publish it, whether and how to record it yourself, where and how to hire a narrator, how to market your audiobook, and much more.
This guide may be short, but it certainly doesn't lack in useful details.
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Richard Rieman has given me some very helpful tips about creating Audiobooks. This is a field many of us avid readers want to be a part of and I really had no idea how to go about starting one up.
I love the fact that Richard is reading his own material. I love audiobooks where the author is the narrator. I like this because inflection is in the right places. This was a quick easy listen and I recommend this for the wanna be writer.
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Avid reader who is also a mommy. Audible saved my reading time!
There is a lot of knowledge imparted in this short audiobook. If you are interested in making an audiobook from your book, especially your self published book, this is a good book to read to prepare. The author walks you through the step by step process of using ACX and gives you solid advice for whether to choose a professional narrator or narrate the book yourself. He also walks you through a test scenario to see if you have what it takes to narrate your own book. Another helpful thing he does is give you formula's for estimating cost and time.
I was given this audiobook free through Audiobook Blast in exchange for an honest review.
Let me come right to the point. This is a great book and well worth the purchase if you’re interested in becoming a narrator of audio books or if you are a writer who wants to know the ins and outs of getting an audio version of your book produced. “The Author’s Guide To Audio Book Creation” only takes about an hour and a half to listen to, yet there is a tremendous amount of truly useful information provided in that hour and a half. Given it’s length, I went in only expecting the equivalent of a quick start guide, but what I got certainly didn’t feel like that. Richard Rieman, who is also this audio book's narrator, guides the reader/listener through the entire audio book process with plenty of information on every step in that process. If audio book creation is something that interests you, “The Author’s Guide To Audio Book Creation” by Richard Rieman may be the only book you need on the subject.
Finally, this audio book was provided by the author/narrator at no cost in exchange for an honest review, courtesy of Audio Book Blast.
Written and narrated by an experienced and excellent narrator.
Pretty much everything you need to know about the audiobook market and how to enlarge your audience with it. Practical information/advice for the author, whether published yet or not, whether self-published or with a publishing house. I can also see this as being very useful to fledgling narrators. This is a guidebook for uncharted territory aimed at the author, but fascinating for the reader/listener as well. I have two friends who have been ebook and/or print published but have been hesitant to get into the audio market, so I have insistently dragged their attention to this book! It is a quick read, but a valuable resource and each reader will have many bookmarks in it!
"This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast."
Besides being an RN, I am an avid audiobook listener as well as a narrator and producer for Audible. I love Audiobooks!
This book was provided to me by the author and narrator Richard Rieman. That being said, I can assure anyone writing (or that has written) a book they also hope to have in audible form, to listen to this book. Buy the hard copy too.
Richard will tell you with clear, straightforward, easy to understand information how to get your book into the audio format. If you want to narrate your own book, he tells what is needed to prepare for that endeavor. If you need a narrator, he gives important tips on how to find the right one. He explains the different contracts ACX (Amazon's audiobook platform) offers rights holders and narrators and what they mean. He explains other options an author has to get their book to a listening audience, and the astounding statistics of the audiobook industry growth.
This book is packed with info. I highly recommend it to authors and narrators alike!
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