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Summary

Audio is the up-and-coming market, but the price of entry can be a horrific 300-500 dollars per finished hour and up.

M. L. Buchman has recorded and published over 30 audio titles - himself.

Here he covers the basics you need to record your own audiobooks.

  • How to decide if it’s the best option.
  • When you should outsource the engineering.
  • Why you’re wrong when you “hate your own voice”.
  • Tools, techniques, and free studio space ideas.
  • A step-by-step guide to recording and engineering your own audiobook.
  • How to quantify direct, and most importantly of all, indirect costs.

This simplified guide delivers the confidence to tackle the unique opportunity of “read by author”.

©2019 M. L. Buchman (P)2019 M. L. Buchman

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Very helpful

I'm considering making audio books of my own serialised novels and don't want the expense of hiring an actor. This gave some great tips.

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  • Kevin Potter
  • 15-01-20

Useful and informative

This is one of those times that I set out to learn something with the thought that it would further my goals, only to find out that this is not something I want to do after all.

In fairness, this book is jam packed with useful, actionable content delivered in a concise, entertaining manner.

But my biggest takeaway is that recording an audiobook is vastly more work than I'm willing to put into it and it's not a process nor a skillset that I would enjoy.

However, it has gone a long way toward helping me to appreciate the amount of work that goes into an audiobook as well as the challenges. And I think just maybe I might have a better understanding now of the sorts of things I should provide to my narrators in preparation for having a book recorded.

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  • Kristine Johnson
  • 17-12-19

A MUST!

This is a MUST listen if you are entertaining the idea of producing audiobooks. It’s an easy listen, chalk full of details and insight!