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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.

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

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    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

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.

    Those Little Things You May Not Even Think About

    Those Little Things You May Not Even Think About

    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 your project and the importance of meeting the requirements to get your audiobook produced. 
     
    Learn when professionals can rescue a troubled project and mitigate unpleasant and unproductive challenges that could potentially derail your project, which can help you decide whether the time, money, and energy you spend on producing the project on your own is worth saving on the expenses of having knowledgeable and experienced professionals help you create your biggest goals, or how to incorporate their expertise in your project. 
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    • 21 min
    Client Value Journey - Interview with Steve Napolitan

    Client Value Journey - Interview with Steve Napolitan

    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 re-purpose content—like the very content in your book! Gain hints on how to work more efficiently so you can enjoy life more. Great info for non-fiction and fiction authors alike!
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    • 58 min
    How (Audiobook) Producers Estimate Pricing

    How (Audiobook) Producers Estimate Pricing

    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 formulae producers use to figure out / estimate how to best cover their own necessary business expenses and give a fair price quote to the author, based on her own experience with her clients.

    Authors can learn the elements that audiobook producers use to calculate the length, tine involved, and all the various other factors involved in estimating a price quote for the audio book author. 

    Host BPG decodes the labyrinth of esoteric information to help you, the author, have a good experience in bringing your story to life and helping you to create the impact you desire on or with your audience. 
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    • 21 min
    Your Audiobook in Libraries - Interview with Michelle Cobb, AudioFile Magazine

    Your Audiobook in Libraries - Interview with Michelle Cobb, AudioFile Magazine

    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 how to keep afloat in our changing world.
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    • 30 min
    Casting – What to Listen for in Auditions

    Casting – What to Listen for in Auditions

    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 producing your audiobook.

    BPG illustrates the time-saving and other benefits of working with and learning from experienced professionals and / in a creative team that have developed skills and resources over time, pay attention to important details, and use a personalized approach to your audiobook project. 

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    • 21 min
    Interview with Johnny Robinson, Audio Club host

    Interview with Johnny Robinson, Audio Club host

    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 January 2021. Discover what's available for you whether as an audiobook author and/or listening enthusiast!
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    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

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2 Ratings

Jared Johnson Piano ,

Learned a ton!

I love the passion that Becky has for this topic! I learn so much from this podcast! Highly recommended!

Todd Eury ,

Excellent quality & insights to audiobook-biz

Thank you Becky for your guidance. Your insights help an audiobook author to jump ahead in their processes & marketing! Glad we connected via C-Suite Radio!

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