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Audio Book Connection - Behind the Scenes with the Creative Teams

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Engaging conversations with Authors, Narrators, Post-production audio engineers, Marketing teams as well as audio book listeners and fans. Go behind the scenes with audiobook creators as host Becky Parker Geist guides the conversation to discover the surprises, victories and challenges in publishing and producing audiobooks. Ideal for indie authors, small publishers, audiobook fans, and anyone interested in a behind-the-scenes peek into the audiobook world - as well as authors and publishers looking for tips from the pros on production and marketing. Behind-the-scenes interviews with audiobook creators as well as audiobook production and marketing tips - with episodes every other week. #C-Suite Radio.

Engaging conversations with Authors, Narrators, Post-production audio engineers, Marketing teams as well as audio book listeners and fans. Go behind the scenes with audiobook creators as host Becky Parker Geist guides the conversation to discover the surprises, victories and challenges in publishing and producing audiobooks. Ideal for indie authors, small publishers, audiobook fans, and anyone interested in a behind-the-scenes peek into the audiobook world - as well as authors and publishers looking for tips from the pros on production and marketing. Behind-the-scenes interviews with audiobook creators as well as audiobook production and marketing tips - with episodes every other week. #C-Suite Radio.

Location:

United States

Description:

Engaging conversations with Authors, Narrators, Post-production audio engineers, Marketing teams as well as audio book listeners and fans. Go behind the scenes with audiobook creators as host Becky Parker Geist guides the conversation to discover the surprises, victories and challenges in publishing and producing audiobooks. Ideal for indie authors, small publishers, audiobook fans, and anyone interested in a behind-the-scenes peek into the audiobook world - as well as authors and publishers looking for tips from the pros on production and marketing. Behind-the-scenes interviews with audiobook creators as well as audiobook production and marketing tips - with episodes every other week. #C-Suite Radio.

Twitter:

@audiovoices

Language:

English

Contact:

415-559-9273


Episodes

AC-T-53 Audiobook Marketing Program - Part 2: Media Assets Library

3/4/2021
Managing your marketing assets can help you gain an advantage for a successful marketing campaign and help you reach your wider audience and even expand your fan base. Today’s episode is the second of a series on the Audiobook Marketing Program (AMP) created by Pro Audio Voices. Host Becky Parker Geist will walk you through what she and her team call your Marketing Assets Library and help you identify the resources available to you and where to focus your efforts for maximum benefit. With...

Duration:00:26:04

AC-T-52 Audiobook Marketing Program - Part 1: Marketing Workshop, Blueprint, Lists

2/25/2021
Effective Marketing can make the difference in sales success for your audiobook and help you reach your wider audience. Authors often feel challenged dealing with marketing, figuring out where to begin and where to focus. Today’s episode is the first of a series on the Audiobook Marketing Program (AMP) created by Pro Audio Voices. Host Becky Parker Geist will walk you through what she and her team have developed and why. You can use this as a model to create your own DIY program or just...

Duration:00:19:24

AC-T-51 Script Notes

2/18/2021
If you’ve decided to be the voice for your own book, this episode will help you with some options and recommendations. Whether you choose to record in a pro studio, a semi-pro studio, or set yourself up with a home recording set up, there are questions to ask and decisions to make that will make the experience smoother and more manageable. Also be sure to check out Episode #34: “Should You Record Your Own Audiobook?” in this podcast series, which provides some useful information to help you...

Duration:00:23:22

AC-T-50 Unpublished Children’s Books - Joy

2/11/2021
A child’s curiosity knows no bounds. Even those who seem bored and distracted have the energy within them to participate in the world if only we arouse their interest. Today we look at the opportunities presented by Unpublished Children’s Books - children’s stories not yet published in an eBook or a print format, and ways to enrich the stories with a soundscape. We explore the benefits of producing your children’s stories in audio format vs. print format, the perks of getting published or...

Duration:00:19:40

AC-T-49 Short Story Collections

2/4/2021
Discover the variety of useful ways your short stories (singly and as collections) can benefit children, parents who wish to encourage their young to appreciate the fascinating world of literature through audiobooks, the literary-hungry public, educators, and you! Becky Parker Geist has some innovative suggestions for enhancing your short stories to maximize their visual and auditory appeal, to illustrate the storyline and action in your short story (without the expense of illustrations...

Duration:00:13:30

AC-T-48 Children’s Audiobooks for the Visually Impaired

1/28/2021
Children are thirsty for adventure, knowledge, entertainment; constantly looking for great stories to drink in and enhance their life experience. An often-neglected segment of that population – visually impaired and blind children – are just as much so - craving the same stimuli. This creates a wide-open market for the author’s creative use of the elements of storytelling and learning possibilities, particularly in the audiobook format. Challenge your own creativity by listening to BPG’s...

Duration:00:13:08

AC-T-47 15+ KEY Questions To Ask Your Potential Audiobook Producer

1/21/2021
Finding the right audiobook producer can feel like a daunting task! And if you’re new to the format, you may not even know what questions to ask in your selection process. So in today’s episode, I’m giving you a comprehensive list of questions to ask potential producers so you can find the perfect match for your unique needs. I’ll give you questions that address casting, manuscript preparation, modifications to text and tone, the audio file review process, metadata, the submission +...

Duration:00:17:23

AC-I-46 Insider Insights From The CRO of Author’s Republic

1/14/2021
At Pro Audio Voices, our preferred digital distributor for audiobooks is Authors’s Republic...and for good reason! Distributing content to over 50 different channels across the world like audiobooks.com and spotify, the platform opens the door to high visibility for authors. So in this week’s episode I invited Darren Spears, CRO at Author's Republic, to talk about their process for getting YOUR content out into the world. Tune in for his insights on the top reasons audiobooks get rejected by...

Duration:00:33:15

AC-T-45 Top Audiobook Goals + How They Shape The Production Process

1/7/2021
Forget half-baked resolutions — let’s define rock solid goals for your audiobook in 2021! In today’s episode, we’ll dive into the VERY first step in approaching the audiobook process. The clearer you are about your goals around your audiobook, the more easily you can make decisions that will bring those goals to life. I’ll lay out the most common goals and how each one affects the audiobook production process. Whether your goal is to reach a greater audience, earn more royalties, become a...

Duration:00:23:20

AC-T-44 Timing Is EVERYTHING: New Year Marketing Tips For Self-Help Authors

1/1/2021
Self-help and personal development authors rejoice! It’s that time of the year where readers and listeners everywhere are making resolutions, setting goals, and planning big changes in their lives — which means they need you the most right now! So how can you most effectively leverage this time to reach a bigger audience and boost your audiobook sales? In this episode, I’ll be sharing pre-launch tips to build momentum, how to select the juiciest clips for your promotion efforts, and choosing...

Duration:00:14:47

AC-T-43 The First Step To Sharing Your Gifts As An Author

12/31/2020
The holiday season has gifts on everyone’s mind...but have you considered the unique gifts you have to offer as an author? In this episode, I’m going to help you shift from thoughts like “how do I sell my books?” to considering instead, “how can I best share my gifts with the world?” The first step to this meaningful shift is clarifying your target market so you can connect with those who will love your work with greater ease. Remembering who you’re writing for will rekindle your passion,...

Duration:00:06:07

AC-I-42 Publishing Health Titles In Pandemic Times with Brianna Fitzgerald

12/17/2020
Wellness, self-care, and health have become hot topics in 2020 amidst a global pandemic, social distancing, and skyrocketing stress levels. Despite the difficulties, these events have given writers like Brianna Fitzgerald, author of ‘The Road To Healing’, a chance to shine. In today’s episode, she’ll share her thoughts on how the pandemic has shaped our mental, emotional, and physical health. Tune in for her tips on creating a ‘circle of security’ during socially distanced times and how to...

Duration:00:32:42

AC-T-41 Producing Your First Audiobook: The 10,000 Foot View

12/10/2020
The audiobook production and launch processes can be incredibly layered and complex. So where do you even start? In today’s episode, I’ll give you the most important, broad-perspective considerations you need to get the process rolling. Learn how to start with one overarching goal and using it to inform the entire process, as well as deciding whether hiring a professional or DIY is best for you. You’ll also get my best tips on vetting the right producer, weighing budget considerations, and...

Duration:00:10:45

AC-T-40 Nonfiction In The New Year: How To Tap A Perfect Opportunity

12/3/2020
The New Year is a time when people start thinking about making new changes, setting goals, and bettering themselves — making it the PERFECT time to launch nonfiction content! Whether you already have a nonfiction audiobook or authored a book that hasn’t made it to the audio format yet, I’m going to give you my tips for making best use of this opportunity. I’ll show you how to develop and launch value added content for existing audiobooks for the purpose of getting audiences fully engaged. No...

Duration:00:10:12

AC-T-39 Gratitude + An Open Invitation From Pro Audio Voices

11/26/2020
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I’m dedicating this short episode to this amazing audio community and the gratitude I have for it. The team at Pro Audio Voices REALLY care about bringing great stories to life. When authors collaborate with us to bring those stories to life, doors open in the heart, the mind, and the spirit. We’ll talk about the amazing change that is made possible when authors bring their valuable content to the world — from messages of healing and inspiration, to imaginative...

Duration:00:12:12

AC-T-38 Can I just record an audiobook on my phone?

11/19/2020
One of the most common questions I get from ambitious and frugal authors is, “can I just record an audiobook with my phone’s built-in mic and an app?” So in today’s episode, we’ll explore how it’s possible...but by no means simple. I’ll cover the three main hurdles in phone recording; the sound quality, file type, and technical specs of your recording space. Hear side-by-side samples of recordings from phone mics, USB mics, and professional recording equipment to discern the quality...

Duration:00:15:14

AC-T-37 Pro Tips: Conveying Charts and Tables In Nonfiction Audiobooks

11/12/2020
Charts and tables are an essential tool for nonfiction authors to share information on the page...but what happens to those visuals in the audio format? The default choice of many audiobook narrators and producers is to omit them, but today I’ll share that it isn’t always the right decision. Tune in and learn how to translate charts into engaging narratives that enhance the listener experience. I’ll also read examples from Rene Zamora’s book, Part Time Sales Management, to illustrate the...

Duration:00:18:13

AC-T-36 Handling Footnotes + Endnotes In Nonfiction Audiobooks

11/5/2020
Footnotes and endnotes have a clear place in written nonfiction - but how do they fit into the audio format? In today’s episode, we’ll dive into the options...and you’ll be surprised that “omit them” isn’t the only one! We’ll talk about the types of audiences that appreciate footnote inclusion and how to seamlessly integrate this information without detracting from narrative flow and listener experience. Learn how to turn footnote information into value added content or a ‘free gift’ that...

Duration:00:21:02

AC-T-35 Market Your Audiobook With Soundcloud: Step By Step!

10/29/2020
The first thing that comes to mind when people hear ‘Soundcloud’ is music...but did you know it can be an amazing platform for audiobook marketing? In today’s episode, I’ll show you how to leverage the platform to access a wider audience and create great opportunities to invite them to your website. You’ll learn practical tips for setting up your account, creating effective + keyword rich descriptions, and choosing the clips and content you want to share. I’ll also teach you how to use the...

Duration:00:13:39

AC-T-34 Should You Record Your Own Audiobook? How To Decide!

10/22/2020
The skill sets involved in narration are VERY different from those of writing text...but does being a story’s author make you the best person for the narration job? There is a possibility you may not be the person to bring your audiobook to life in sound, but on the other hand you may be the PERFECT person. So how do you know? In this episode, I’ll guide you through the decision making process, starting with your goal for your audiobook. We’ll cover whether recording yourself REALLY saves...

Duration:00:20:13