Wednesday, April 25
Creating an #AudioBook
There are some drawbacks to royalty share, however. The most experienced and in-demand narrators don't work this way, so an author is limited for choice. Narrators decide whether or not they're interested in a story, and if they're not, they give it a pass. It may not be because they don't like the book; if it's a full-length novel they may not want to invest the amount of work it will take to record such a long book, especially since there is no guarantee of a good return on that investment.
If they decide they're interested, they'll audition by reading the short excerpt that was submitted. The
I got very lucky. I've had narrators audition for five of my six books with The Wild Rose Press, and they've all been very talented. I liked the narrator of my novella CHILL OUT so much that I asked him to narrate HOME FIRES, the only book that didn't get an audition. He has agreed to do that later this year. Right now, three books (novellas actually) are available for purchase: CHILL OUT, BURNING LOVE and FLAWLESS. Two other books, one a novella and the other a full-length novel, are in production.
I love listening to audiobooks and I'm excited to have these books available in another format. And here's what I've learned from this experience: as I'm
Despite a few glitches, the process has gone remarkably well and I'm very proud of the end product. I hope you'll check them out!
How do you feel about audiobooks? Are you a regular listener?