Recording an Audiobook

Audio is hot. We hear this everywhere and all the time. But what does it take to sit down and record an audiobook? Authors can struggle with writing and publishing a book so the thought of now narrating and producing an audiobook for it can seem daunting.

J. took on the responsibility of narrating, editing, and mastering Three Story Method and now he’s going to share the details of what’s involved in a DIY audiobook narration project. Both Zach and J. have had many years of experience in bands which includes time spent in rehearsal spaces and recording studios. Listen in as they discuss the logistics and mindset required to record your own audiobook.

The Career Author Podcast is a podcast where co-authors J. Thorn and Zach Bohannon share their struggles and successes as full-time authors, advice for improving your writing craft, and honest discussions of what it takes to build a successful career as an author.

In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • When it makes sense to consider recording your own audiobook
  • The pros and cons of the DIY approach
  • What gear you’ll need
  • Where in your home it makes sense to record and rooms to avoid
  • Ways to record, edit, and master your audio files
  • Decisions to ponder when it comes time to distribute your audiobook

Also in this episode, get all the details on audio for authors with Joanna Penn.

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