Audio Book Connection - Behind the Scenes with the Creative Teams

Audio Book Connection - Behind the Scenes with the Creative Teams

Engaging conversations with Authors, Narrators, Post-production audio engineers, Marketing teams as well as audio book listeners and fans. Go behind the scenes with audiobook creators as host Becky Parker Geist guides the conversation to discover the surprises, victories and challenges in publishing and producing audiobooks. Ideal for indie authors, small publishers, audiobook fans, and anyone interested in a behind-the-scenes peek into the audiobook world - as well as authors and publishers looking for tips from the pros on production and marketing. Behind-the-scenes interviews with audiobook creators as well as audiobook production and marketing tips - with episodes weekly. #C-Suite Radio.

Episodes

July 22, 2021 29 min
In this interview with Melyssa Barrett, Host of the JALI Podcast, you’ll discover the fascinating journey of one woman who turned her husband’s profession of telling the stories that need to be told, along with her passion for connecting and engaging with people, into an inquiry to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion through her successful podcast series. Host Becky Parker Geist asks questions that bring forth and generate idea...
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Host Becky Parker Geist dives into the things you need to know about pronunciations, from names and that are real or fictional to regional pronunciations. Should foreign words be pronounced as someone from that country or as someone from the narrative voice? Where should you look for valid pronunciations? And when does the author need to provide them? So much about such a simple thing—or is it as simple as it seems? Learn more abou...
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July 9, 2021 7 min
What to do when you miss a deadline or make a mistake or something unexpected throws you off? Host Becky Parker Geist offers some gentle techniques and tips to help us all move on in a positive way. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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In this interview with Director of Pre-Production at Pro Audio Voices Inc., Jerrilee Geist, you’ll learn more about the conversion from Screenplay or Theatre Script into the Audiobook format. Find out how to approach film shots and stage directions, just how narrative to make your script, how the difference in the visually-oriented scripts best translate into a great auditory experience. Tips on directions your actors need—and don’...
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June 24, 2021 9 min
Are you tired of living and working in a dog-eat-dog business world? Is the frustration adding to your stress level and robbing you of the pleasure of doing what you love to do while serving others?  There are a number of ways you can change that situation without moving to and setting up shop in the Bahamas, Jamaica, or the Pacific Islands.  (Although these spots are tempting to visit.) Host Becky Parker Geist puts forth some ide...
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June 17, 2021 27 min
Calling all those wanting to express their characters audibly!  Do you want to know how to best bring your story alive with your characters’ voices?  Voice characterization is very subjective. Learn about this kind of character  representation and interpretation, differentiation of characters voices,  when it matters, when it doesn’t, and more!   Join Host Becky Parker Geist on a fun and productive journey into new ways of expres...
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How do you connect with your current and prospective audience out there?  What do you think about when considering repurposing your content?  Can you think creatively about how to know your audience well enough to know  what they want, and then to help them get what they (and you) want?    Host Becky Parker Geist shares a few of the many tools and practices for you as a Fiction writer to find your audience . . . and how you can mak...
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Considering adding a bonus interview to your audiobook? Host Becky Parker Geist provides the why’s and how’s of creating an interview and how to leverage that to have a greater impact with your listeners, entice them to your website, and provide an enhanced listener experience. Whether you have an existing interview or need to create one, this episode provides valuable tips. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adch...
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Host Becky Parker Geist shares reasons to repurpose your content, reframing the information and tailoring it to the intended purposes of expanding your coverage in the world and helping the listeners learn your content more deeply and integrate it more fully. Becky inspires you to think about different ways to present your content (information) to reach ever wider audiences, giving several ideas of the multitude of ways to offer yo...
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If you’re thinking you’ll just send your manuscript to your narrator or audiobook producer and they’ll deliver the audiobook you imagine, then you are probably making a lot of assumptions that could bite you later. Host Becky Parker Geist will lead you through several of the key things to consider when in pre-production, BEFORE recording begins. Set yourself up for success with preparation and the process will go much more smoothly...
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Expanding on a topic introduced in the previous podcast episode, “DIY Snags - Those Little Things You Might Not Think Of,” Intellectual Property Attorney Kelley Way answers Host Becky Parker Geist’s insightful questions that every author and others involved in an audiobook production need to ask about getting agreements before production in order to keep things clear and to avoid the clash of differing expectations on critical issu...
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Learn some specifics about the production process that shine a light on potential “snags” to bypass to make your road to your audiobook goal smoother and more rewarding. In this week’s podcast episode, Host Becky Parker Geist offers the listening audience some timely alerts to avoid problems that can happen in the process of producing your book in audiobook format, some tips to inform the author regarding the business of managing y...
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Are you considering how your audiobook will help your listeners stay with you and continue to engage with you? You should be! In this episode, host Becky Parker Geist interviews award-winning marketer, international best-selling author (in 4 countries and 14 categories!), Steve Napolitan about how he creates content related to his books and his mission to achieve his biggest goals. Learn key tips on how to produce and leverage and ...
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Having all the information you need to make an informed decision about your audiobook makes it so much easier to be certain that you, as the author of a book, are making the correct decision in selecting an audiobook producer for your project.    Host BPG takes the mystery out of audiobook production pricing by sharing specific criteria   that are taken into account in considering the cost of producing an audiobook, sharing the for...
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Are you interested in having your audiobook in libraries? Listen as Michele Cobb, Publisher of AudioFile Magazine and Audio and Digital Publishing Consultant answers authors’ questions about marketing their audiobooks to the library system. Tips on topics such as increasing your visibility, reviews, contacts with influential associations and vendors, networking and the surprising benefits of the digital world we are now in. Learn h...
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Finding the right voice is critical to bringing your story to life – it can transport your audiobook listeners to new worlds.  Host BPG provides guidance to assist you in selecting the correct narrator for your audiobook as she gives tips and shines a light on the nuances of the audiobook recording process that may be unfamiliar to an author to help head off or deal with issues that do come up and to avoid the pitfalls in producin...
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Join host Becky Parker Geist and get to know our Audiobook Marketing Program Concierge, Johnny Robinson. Hear about the ways authors and the marketing team come together to learn and move past challenges as well as sharing victories in marketing. Learn more about the community aspect of marketing and audiobooks. Johnny also hosts the The Audio Book Club—an online, interactive club for audiobook enthusiasts—that was launched in Janu...
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In this fifth episode in this series on the Audiobook Marketing Program (AMP), host Becky Parker Geist helps you think through the gathering of your marketing team. If you’ve created your Marketing Blueprint as we discussed in the first in this series (Episode AC-T-52), you know what tasks need to be done. Figuring out which you should take on yourself and which you should delegate out stumps many an author, and the insights in thi...
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In this fourth episode in a series on the Audiobook Marketing Program (AMP) created by Pro Audio Voices, host Becky Parker Geist interviews Ryan Perry, business consultant and CEO of Simple Biz Support and a 20-year veteran of helping companies grow sustainably. From his vast experience with YouTube he shared powerful and practical tips on how to use YouTube to market your audiobooks and yourselves as authors. With these suggestion...
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Today’s episode is the third of a series on the Audiobook Marketing Program (AMP) created by Pro Audio Voices.  Host Becky Parker Geist will introduce you to what she and her team use to stay organized and to keep forward momentum: maintaining a short and manageable list of the Weekly Tasks to be accomplished. With these tips and suggestions as a jumping off point, you can tailor your Weekly Task List to fit your needs and keep you...
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