Making an audiobook is not easy, unless you choose to use a professional service, like Brisbane Audiobook Production. Most studios take the following steps, prior to taking on your audiobook project.
Review your manuscript.
They look at the genre, word count and ease of narration to evaluate your manuscript.
Accept your manuscript.
Once accepted, the studio will discuss terms, conditions and prices with you.
Record your manuscript
The Studio will ensure a calm and relaxed environment to record in if you choose self-narration of your book.
If you choose a professional narrator, the studio will lock them into an agreed delivery schedule.
Generally, a narrator can deliver 6000 words per hour.
Edit produce and digitise your audiobook
Each hour of recording takes around two hours in post-production.
Distribute your audiobook
Upon completion, your audiobook will be delivered to you in the correct format, on a USB. If you are self-distributing, your audiobook will require uploading to various sites for sale.
The studio can assist you with uploading your audiobook for global distribution but this will generally, incur a small fee. Distribution to online Audiobook outlets includes sites like Amazon, Audible, iTunes, Google-play.
If you are interested in doing it yourself consider the following:
It takes both technical expertise and talent to produce a professional-quality audiobook. Quality is the key requirement for audiobook sales on any of the online sites.
If you are good with computers, you are a quick learner, and you have a great voice; then producing your own audiobook may be a very rewarding experience.
You will need to invest some time in learning about the process befor you begin.
My next blog will go into this process in detail. See you all soon, Toni