Audiobook Connection - Behind the Scenes with the Creative Teams

Audiobook 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

February 22, 2024 28 mins
Join us for a delightful discussion about children’s book editing and audio description of children’s book illustrations with Karin Fisher-Golton. Learn about some of the things that are particular to children’s books in print and in audio, and some of the opportunities to expand the messages and values of children’s books to young audiences. If you write children’s books, this is for YOU! Learn more about Karin at https://karinfis...
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From book to how to leverage a podcast to get your content to your audience, this engaging discussion with author Lee Wind delivers insights that inspire. Lee is the author of 5 books so far, both fiction and nonfiction, as well as Chief Content Officer at IBPA. His own young life and how his life might have been changed had he had the books he is currently writing serves as a litmus test for his award-winning work. His audiobook Q...
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Wondering how you can get your audiobook reviewed? Meet Amy Shannon, book and audiobook reviewer, as well as author of over 100 titles and literary consultant. Amy shares her passion for helping authors succeed and her journey. A part of Amy’s story involves a violent domestic assault, and this episode will alert listeners prior to that section. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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What are the elements to consider in audiobook pre-production? You might be surprised! Host Becky takes us into a deep dive on how to prepare your book manuscript for production. From figuring out the appropriate voice/s to images, front matter to back matter, as well as bonus material, you’ll learn what to attend to and how to maximize your leverage of your audiobook. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Nancy Martin, author of From the Summer of Love to the Valley of the Moon: A Memoir, had her book launch shut down when the pandemic hit. It landed right at the planned start of her book launch tour. Learn how that impacted her launch and how she is leveraging her audiobook release to reach new audiences. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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What are the main considerations when planning music and/or sound effects in a nonfiction audiobook? Why and how would you use music in nonfiction? How can you create a more transformative experience for your followers with an audiobook than you can with a text format book like print or ebook? Get answers in this episode as well as in-depth details on post-production and how to best incorporate music and sound effects. Filled with ...
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What are the prime considerations when planning music and/or sound effects in a children’s audiobook? How can authors write with the audiobook edition in mind? Get answers in this episode as well as in-depth details on post-production incorporating music and sound effects, such as placement and fades. Filled with tips on how to achieve the best mix and optimal listening experience. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphon...
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January 4, 2024 21 mins
Figuring out your North Star can fuel your marketing and remind you of your why. There are two adjunct questions that can help you identify your biggest goal, your North Star. Host Becky Parker Geist guides you through the process of identifying your primary goal and how marketing can serve as the engine that gets you closer to reaching it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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What are some top tips for marketing your audiobook if you narrated it yourself? And how do those change if you have a pro narrator? When should you begin your marketing journey? What does it mean for you as an author to be a business? These questions and more are addressed in this lively interview with Viviana Izzo, book consultant and marketing enchantress. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Do you have a press or publishing company or imprint that wants to take advantage of the tremendous audiobook growth trend but are uncertain about how to begin? This episode is for you! There are many aspects of audiobook production, distribution and marketing that can leave publishers either trying to DIY but feeling like they don’t know what they’re doing, or just not starting because of all their uncertainties and questions. But...
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Trying to understand how audiobook distribution works and what your options are? ACX (part of Amazon) may be all you’ve heard about, and Audible (also Amazon) might be all that is on your radar for your audiobook release. But there are key things you need to know that will dramatically help you make the best decisions, and these decisions will make a huge difference in the amount you earn and how much control you have over your aud...
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December 8, 2023 22 mins
What’s wrong with the audiobook industry? And why and in what ways does it need to change? Becky leads us behind the scenes to discover what has driven the development of AMPlify Audiobooks, what some of the challenges have been in the process, and where we’re headed. AMPlify Audiobooks: Best for Authors: Best for Listeners. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Do you consider yourself an expert? You should! Learn more about what questions to ask yourself that will both help you recognize your own expertise and also help you better identify your target audience. What kind of value should you be providing to them? Where do they hang out and what does that mean for you? Finding the answers to these kinds of questions are foundational to successful marketing. Learn more about your ad choic...
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What is the one most critical action you can take to effectively market your audiobook? You’d be surprised how many authors fail to take this one critical step and miss out not only on sales but also on building their own community and following. Make sure you are one of the authors who get this step done and done right. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Wondering what to do about those pesky footnotes and annotations when making an audio of your book? Most audiobook producers will just assume they don’t matter and omit them. But is that the case with YOUR book? What are the key questions to ask and decisions you’ll need to make for your unique project. Becky Parker Geist guides you through the approach and options of this important topic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit me...
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In this Audiobook Connection Podcast episode, host Becky Parker Geist explores the intricacies of audiobook royalties, distribution, and sales. For authors seeking to maximize their success, this podcast provides valuable insights into the world of audiobook royalties and distribution strategies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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A children’s book with live action dancers? You got it! Join a delightful conversation with author of the Once Upon a Dance book series for children and filmmaker Jim Parker of Riverview Studios. A sample of the beautiful video book created in this collaboration can be seen at  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Collaborating with your fellow authors on a cross promotional campaign to boost your audiobook sales can be a powerful tool! Host Becky Parker Geist shares the playbook for the thriller campaign being run by a group of authors on AMPlify Audiobooks™ and how they’ve created wins for every participating author. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Author Francis Rivetti joins Becky in a discussion about The House on Liberty Street—Home of Second Chances. Francis’ career as a journalist in England ferreting out stories in the local small village scene continued on after her move to the U.S. doing the same in the small towns of Northern California.  Learn more at: https://proaudiovoices.com/product/the-house-on-liberty-street-home-of-second-chances/ Learn more about your ad ch...
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How is author Joe Belcastro using the AMPlify Audiobooks platform with his fellow thriller authors to collaboratively spread the word about his novel Dominature? Find out in this episode, including a few clips from an interview with Joe from episode 145 as well as the update on the current collaborative marketing campaign with his fellow thriller authors on AMPlify Audiobooks™.  Learn more at https://proaudiovoices.com/product/domi...
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