Should you do an audiobook?
This was probably the most often asked question at the Book Baby Independent Author Conference 2018 held in Philadelphia the first weekend in November and the answer is “YES”!
Audio books (although not actually new) are the “new” big thing. Just as, not that many years ago, when ebooks hit the publishing world and exploded, the market for audiobooks is now exploding and it seems it is time to jump in.
Two time B.R.A.G.Medallion author, Travis Bow has shared the “how to” of doing an audiobook!
“It doesn’t take a studio or an audio engineering degree to record your own audiobook and sell it on Audible. With a $130 microphone, some free software, and a little persistence, you can make top-notch audio, and Audible’s Audiobook Creation Exchange interface makes it super straightforward to get your book on sale on the largest Audiobook platform in the world.
Having gone through this process three times with my books Thane and King’s Table and my short story The Three, I’ve had to glean information from dozens of partial (often conflicting) tutorials, and I’ve discovered a lot by trial and error. This is my attempt to put it all together in a step-by-step guide that anyone can follow.”
Note: almost everything in this article is also applicable to making to making a very high quality podcast. Travis Bow
Step by Step guide to making an audiobook by Travis Bow is available on his blog;
Record Your Own Audiobook for Audible
Learn more about Travis Bow at his website