Audiobooks are IN. Growth in this format far outstrips that in either print or ebooks. With the recent, staggering growth in the audiobook industry, authors are realizing that getting their books launched into audio is one of the keys to their overall success.
Many indie authors consider narrating their own books, but aren’t really sure where to begin or what to expect. They want to understand the process and potential challenges. They would like to know how to calculate potential income, as well as what expenses may be involved. They have questions about how to handle dialogue or dialects, charts and images. They wonder how long it will take. They fear the hurdles of setting up a home studio. Most of all, they don’t want to take time away from writing to figure it all out.
A few months ago, we approached author and audiobook expert Becky Parker Geist of Pro Audio Voices about writing a guide to help authors who want to record their own audiobooks. An audiobook expert who began narrating audiobooks in 1981, she knows the subject. She got to work creating a clear and concise guide, as well as tools to make each step as easy as possible.
Introducing ATFA, a toolkit written specifically for indie authors and covering everything from preparing your audio manuscript to marketing your finished audiobook to releasing your inner celebrity.