Why audiobooks? I love listening and learning. I’ve been an enthusiastic audiobook listener for years because…well…what is better for a busy person than listening and learning while doing something else like chores or driving or working out? NOTHING! To me, it’s the best.
I’ve also learned that audiobooks are a great way to package knowledge and stories. Audiobooks are something that people are willing to pay for and for good reason. The experience of listening to a well-done audiobook is enjoyable, and it’s done at the time and place of the listener’s choosing. You are not tied to a screen while listening, and you can stop and start as you wish. From both an entertainment and educational perspective, audiobooks are a great value.
The actual production process is enjoyable for me. It’s a nice mix of art and technique. I like being in my studio interpreting information and stories for listeners. The technical and precise process of proofing and mastering the recording is fun for me too.
The ACX Royalty Share Program has been a game maker for me. I like royalty share projects the best because they fit my lifestyle very well. It’s a good trade for me and the authors I work with because I don’t need to worry too much about deadlines and they don’t need to worry about paying a big chunk of money upfront to get their audiobook produced. In the end, if all goes well, we all benefit from audiobook sales once the project goes live. It’s a win-win-win!
I hope you will enjoy an audiobook that I have narrated and produced soon, and if you know a talented author ready to get their book in audio format, send them my way.