This is the final part in my “Creating Your Audiobook” series. If you haven’t already reviewed Part I or Part II, click those links to do so. Part I and II build into Part III, which will provide more value for you reading this post.
As emphasized in Part I of this series, more people are purchasing audiobooks than ever before. In fact, 67 percent of Americans purchase e-books and audiobooks. It doesn’t matter whether you listen to audiobooks or not, respectfully, what matters is that you’ll be missing out on a fast-growing, less competitive reader market by not having an audiobook.
In Part II of this series, I gave you the specific steps to prepare, record, edit, and upload your audiobook. I also shared the specific equipment that I used to record my book in case you plan to DIY (Do It Yourself). I do recommended DIY, if possible, for numerous significant reasons. If you’re an up-an-coming speaker, learn to DIY!
Now, here we are in Part III where I want to share experiences gleaned and recommended from successful audiobook authors. They’ve given me their permission to share tips and insights for you so that you can learn from their experiences.
Our first nuggets of awesomeness come from my friend, fellow speaker, and author extraordinaire, Stan Phelps (StanPhelpsSpeaks.com). Stan suggests:
Stan is also the author of an amazing “Goldfish” series of business books. I highly recommend you visit him at www.StanPhelpsSpeaks.com
Marcey Rader is a multi-book author and founder of Work Well. Play More! (www.WorkWellPlayMore.com). Her advice on audiobooks “speaks” for itself. Marcey’s top recommendation is:
Additional nuggets of wisdom awesomeness come from another friend, fellow speaker, and author extraordinaire, Tom Triumph (www.TomTriumph.com). Tom suggests:
I hope this “Creating Your Audiobook” series has been helpful for you.
Whether you decide to DIY or not, you have plenty of options to consider. But remember, you don’t have to do it alone.
Reach out to me for help and to schedule a call. You can also visit www.WriteWayPublishingCompany.com for a variety of affordable book publishing packages in print, e-book, and audiobook formats.
And one more time, don’t forget to download a free “Audiobook Tip Sheet” (click here to download) from Write Way Publishing Company. It’ll walk you through how to prepare your book, your mind, and your body to optimize your recording and avoid costly mistakes in both time and money.
To your success!
Kevin C. Snyder, Ed. D, co-founder of Write Way Publishing Company, is a professional keynote speaker, multi-book author, and experienced speaker/author consultant. https://www.kevincsnyder.com/ Kevin@KevinCSnyder.com