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The Author's Guide to Audiobook Creation

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Publisher's Summary

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!

©2016 Richard Rieman (P)2016 Richard Rieman

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    Striker Savannah, GA 03-22-16
    Striker Savannah, GA 03-22-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Absolute Must-Read for All Authors and Narrators."

    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.

    12 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    CFR 07-08-17
    CFR 07-08-17
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    "Start Right Here - You May Not Need Anything Else"
    What did you love best about The Author's Guide to Audiobook Creation?

    This is a comprehensive guide to all aspects of audiobook production. It is the quintessential author's companion to navigating the world of audiobook creation and promotion.

    Richard Rieman is a great storyteller, both as author and narrator. I enjoyed the book tremendously and found it to be a invaluable font of information.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    T.M. 09-06-17
    T.M. 09-06-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Great Instructions, Invaluable Resource"

    This book is totally worth the price and the time it takes to listen to it. Any author new to audiobook production should absolutely own it. It will save you the time and effort of scouring thousands of online resources just to mine the tiny nuggets of information presented to you here in one glittering treasure chest. I have gone through the book once so far, but I plan to listen to it again and take notes. Simply excellent.

    Thank you to the author for taking the time to make this information available. it's incredibly valuable.

    I received this book for free at my request from the author, publisher or narrator and have voluntarily left this review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ryan 08-25-17
    Ryan 08-25-17 Member Since 2017
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    "A great resource"

    For all of your audio book creation needs Richard Rieman provides what you need to know. Very informative and a great guide. He tells you how to create your own narration but strongly suggests hiring a professional to do the work. Others may not agree with his strong stance but you need to be very self motivated to go this route. Overall I would suggest this book to anyone wanting to bring their story from the page to the headphones.

    ***I received a free copy at my request from the author, publisher or narrator in exchange for an honest review***

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tiffany Fox Grand Prairie, TX 08-09-17
    Tiffany Fox Grand Prairie, TX 08-09-17
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    "WOW, I never knew how much work went into audiobks"

    Have you ever wanted to know just how much work goes into making the audio book you're listening too? Are you an author that have been getting requests to turn your novel into an audio book or thinking about doing so to get more attention for your novel? Then look no further. Richard Rieman's The Author's Guide to Audiobook Creation walks you through a typical process from start to finish of what you need to do as an author and just what is in store for you once you have started. Rieman's way of describing everything not only gets you interested in following along the path of what is required but he delivers the information in such an upbeat manor that you can't help but think he is truly enjoying reading his book. Even if you are not a published author or ever really considered putting your writings out there, Rieman gives advice and experience to what ever level you are at in the field of writing. I didn't know that so much useful information could be packed into such a short audio book. Really worth your time to give a listen. Even if you have no interest in writing or becoming a writer but you LOVE AUDIOBOOKS, I feel you really need to fully understand the journey of your listening enjoyment. I, for one, appreciate my audio books on a whole different level than I did before. Thank you Mr. Rieman for making me realize the complicated steps to making an audio book!

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    Adam 08-08-17
    Adam 08-08-17
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    "Great intro to audiobook production"

    Really enjoyed this audiobook. Narration was excellent and content was very thorough. I could have used this book two and a half years ago when I was stumbling through my first and only audiobook recording project.

    Super helpful tips from an insider who knows the ropes and won't coddle you.

    Get this book if the title grabs your attention.

    I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Eric Hunley Hampton, VA USA 08-01-17
    Eric Hunley Hampton, VA USA 08-01-17 Member Since 2008
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    "Concise and helpful guide"
    What did you love best about The Author's Guide to Audiobook Creation?

    I enjoyed the fact that the book was not padded. He did a great job of just giving out relevant information and not repeating it endlessly just to fill the time. I have often found that some of shorter guidebooks are most useful because of this. This book fits that bill. It covers a great deal of material and is short enough that I can give it another listen or two to let the material sink in. Some of the advice on recording equipment and setup I think could apply to podcasts as well.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Author's Guide to Audiobook Creation?

    I especially appreciated the quote about changing sentence lengths to add interest.


    Have you listened to any of Richard Rieman’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I haven't heard any of his performances before, but he does a good job of having enthusiasm without it being over the top. His pace was solid as well. He didn't drone or go too fast. Good overall modulation.


    Any additional comments?

    “This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.”

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    AudioBook Romance Seattle, WA 08-01-17
    AudioBook Romance Seattle, WA 08-01-17 Member Since 2015
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    "very informative book on creating audiobooks"

    This is a very informative book on creating audiobooks. The author has lots of tips from personal experience as well as some from fellow authors and mentors. The idea of creating your own audiobook can be confusing. There is so much more than simply picking out a narrator and recording it. Mr. Rieman gave me a lot to think about and a good idea for where to start.

    I totally agree that writing for audio is a good plan. As a super listener of audiobook fiction, some titles do fall a little short sometimes when it comes to the audio. It reads fine in print, but in audio, its either distracting or overwhelming.

    This is a good how-to title for the author that is thinking about, or on the fence about, making an audio version of their book.


    Overall I give this 5 of 5 stars!

    This book was given to me for free at my request in exchange for an unbiased review.
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    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    DK 07-31-17
    DK 07-31-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Really Interesting~A Knowledgeable Author/Narrator"

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    As an audio reader/listener I could only nod in agreement throughout most of Richard Rieman's material. The only parts that I didn't were the technical tips.

    Audiobooks are the fastest-growing area in publishing. I personally began to listen to cassette books on tape in 1997. One could only get NYT bestsellers – and they were usually only available several years later. Now, in many cases, audiobooks are released at the same time as the traditional and/or Kindle are. Audiobooks are not limited to NYT bestsellers; self published and new authors can have their books recorded – widely expanding the listener's choices.

    Richard Rieman lays out the case for audiobook recordings. His tips on recordings recommendations, recommendations for authors choosing a narrator and tips for performers.

    I can imagine Richard Rieman performing in all of the roles he lists at the beginning of this audiobook. His voice is strong, deep and smooth.

    Excellent book!

    *I received this book in exchange for my unbiased review. I hope that you will take a moment and select – yes – below if you found this review helpful. I invite you to consider following me here on Audible to get my most recent reviews. Thank you.

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    Cynthia Piller Longmont, CO 80501 08-31-16
    Cynthia Piller Longmont, CO 80501 08-31-16 Member Since 2016
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    "A Must-Have for Authors"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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