14 episodes

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 every other week. #C-Suite Radio.

Audio Book Connection - Behind the Scenes with the Creative Teams Becky Parker Geist

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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 every other week. #C-Suite Radio.

    AC-T-14 Cost Basis For Audiobook Production: Exploring Your MANY Options!

    AC-T-14 Cost Basis For Audiobook Production: Exploring Your MANY Options!

    Sometimes seemingly simple questions can have very complicated answers. “What will producing my audiobook cost me?” is one of those common questions, and today I’ll help you unravel the tangle of cost basis options for audiobook production. We’ll explore the industry standard of charging by the finished hour, how that time is estimated, and the factors that affect your audiobook’s finished length. I’ll also share the pros and cons of ACX’s royalty share and royalty share plus options, and the types of narrators willing to collaborate on these production styles. So tune in and get the certainty you need to bring your next audiobook to life!

    • 15 min
    AC-T-013 Acknowledgements In Audiobooks...Your Questions Answered!

    AC-T-013 Acknowledgements In Audiobooks...Your Questions Answered!

    Roll the credits! …or don’t? Deciding what to do with acknowledgements leaves many audiobook creators scratching their heads. Should you scrap them? Include them? And if you do...where to work them in?! Today, I’ll share some insightful questions to help you decide whether or not to include acknowledgements in your audiobook. You’ll also learn the best placement for this track, so that you can create the most engaging, seamless listening experience possible. So tune in finally and put that indecision to rest!

    • 4 min
    AC-I-012 Interview with Buffy Ford Stewart

    AC-I-012 Interview with Buffy Ford Stewart

    In episode 12 of Audio Book Connection, Becky Parker Geist interviews singer-songwriter and author of 'The Blanket and the Bear', Buffy Ford Stewart. Go behind the scenes with Buffy and Becky as they explore what inspired 'The Blanket and the Bear', how it grew from a poem into a musical audiobook and how Buffy hopes to change the world with her work!

    And make sure to stay tuned till the end of the episode for a sneak peak of 'The Blanket and the Bear'!

    • 17 min
    AC-T-011 Tips on Selecting Your Narrator Gender

    AC-T-011 Tips on Selecting Your Narrator Gender

    Trying to figure out whether to have your book narrated by a male or female narrator? If your book is written in the third person, you might be wondering which would be better. Becky Parker Geist, CEO of Pro Audio Voices Inc, offers suggestions to help you make this decision - or if it makes most sense to leave auditions open to any gender.

    • 6 min
    AC-T-010 Do Children's Books work as Audiobooks?

    AC-T-010 Do Children's Books work as Audiobooks?

    Take a behind the scenes look at kids books with host Becky Parker Geist. What are the qualities of a kids book that make a good candidate for audio? What about the illustrations? Learn about how your children's book can be enhanced in audio, just as illustrations enhance a story visually. Hear samples from a range of books for kids to get inspired with techniques that might work well for your audiobook production project.

    • 16 min
    AC-I-009 Interview with Jennifer Grais, author of 'Christa's Luck' (YA)

    AC-I-009 Interview with Jennifer Grais, author of 'Christa's Luck' (YA)

    Go behind the scenes with author Jennifer Grais. Christa's Luck, by Jennifer and Michael Grais, tells a story of the wild mustangs of Nevada and the teenage girl who leads the rescue mission to save them. Host Becky Parker Geist, who also narrated the audiobook invites Jennifer to share what surprises came up in the audiobook production process. What inspired this story? Jennifer shares her experience with audiobook production and how it brought her story to life in ways she did not expect.

    • 45 min

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