Probably, you have heard about audiobooks and how they have dominated the markets. However, why aren’t many people making audiobooks? First, the majority of audiobook enthusiasts think it is complicated to produce. Also, they believe it is hugely costly.
The truth is, an audiobook can be recorded even by learners. It’s so easy though a fair amount of work is involved. However, the cost of production is not as high as people tend to think. In this post, we look at the outline of producing an audiobook, what is it all about?
Why Should You Create Audiobook?
If you ask me which between paperback books, audiobooks and eBooks has had the highest growth over the past two-three years, I will choose Audiobooks. Unless you are just coming from a different planet, the fact is audiobooks have dominated the print and publishing industry.
Many learners and readers use smartphones and have access to lots of audiobooks. Additionally, these books are compatible with many devices, including iPads, tablets, and in the car, you can make the most of Apple CarPlay and Google Auto among features that support audiobooks. Audiobooks are therefore a handy, relevant and easy way to consume info today.
How to Produce an Audiobook
These are the steps to follow if you are looking out to try recording an audiobook:
Make a script for the audiobook: Often, people forget to create an audiobook scrip, but it’s essential and saves you time and make a better audiobook. A script ensures you record the audiobook to perfection. It’s easy and quick, and provided you have an idea a script is where to begin your audiobook recording process.
Audio editing software: There are many audio editing software out there, and it can be hard finding the best one. After finding the software you are comfortable working with, you are two ways up. It’s essential to get a professional recording software; for instance, audacity. Audacity is not only free but also easy to use.
Recording equipment: With a well-crafted script and professional audio editing software, the next essential equipment you will need to make a good audiobook is an audio recording tool. A good recording goes a long way to making your book sellable and easy to learn to follow. ACX automatically rejects audios with pops, and this deters you from publishing your audiobook, and this can be much costly.
Narrate the audiobook: First, start by narrating your audiobook before starting to record the final file. It means practicing by reading the book out loud. The best way to go about this is by checking out some of the best-selling audiobooks and studying from them. Listen to as many narrators as possible and come up with the idea of the best speed as well as pulse you need to use when narrating your script.
Master the audio file: After recording a clean audio file, then proceed to the mastering process. Some of the things you’ll consider when mastering your audiobook are: Recording the audiobook and fix all errors at once or recording the whole audiobook then begin fixing the mistakes afterward.
Publish the audiobook: Finally, after completing all these processes well, upload the files on ACX.com. This is the only platform that distributes the audiobook to iTunes, Audible, and any other digital audiobook retailer. Be sure to adhere to all the regulations for the audio requirements. The audio will take about three weeks for reviewing, approval, and publishing on audible and iTunes.