122 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 weekly. #C-Suite Radio.

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

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    • 5.0 • 3 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 weekly. #C-Suite Radio.

    Narrating Tables in Your Audiobook

    Narrating Tables in Your Audiobook

    Got tables? Maybe you are assuming you need to omit them for the audio. If you are, put that decision on hold until you listen to this episode packed with valuable information and what you need to know! What questions do you need to ask yourself before you begin? How do you keep your listener clear on where they are in the table? What if your table is full of statistics or numbers? Join Becky as she goes into detail about how to deal with tables.
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    • 14 min
    Becky as Author is Interviewed - an Audio First Launch

    Becky as Author is Interviewed - an Audio First Launch

    The tables are turned when our host is interviewed as the author of The Left Turn: Two Lives, Worlds Apart (book 1 in the Split Universe Series). Join Jarryd Chambers as the interviewer and Becky and her co-narrator JS Arquin for this fun interview on a dual narrator project that just launched audio first. You’ll get a behind-the-scenes peek from the perspectives of author, narrators and project manager. From writing to casting to production to launch, get the full picture! The audiobook is now available at https://bit.ly/geist-su1. You can check out Becky’s author website at BeckyParkerGeist.com.
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    • 36 min
    Writing Exercises Within Your Audiobook

    Writing Exercises Within Your Audiobook

    Does your book include writing exercises? How should you handle those in an audiobook? Is there a way to do them that works in audio? Should you just put them on your website and leave them out? Or are they opportunities instead of obstacles? Host Becky Parker Geist discusses what to consider in your decisions, how to handle writing exercises, how to leverage those, and samples of instructions you can give your listeners. Exercises can enhance your client value journey, if you know how to handle them.
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    • 21 min
    The Mystery of Mastering: An Interview with Michael Reaves

    The Mystery of Mastering: An Interview with Michael Reaves

    Join host Becky Parker Geist for a discussion about mastering audiobook files with two-time Grammy™ award winning audio engineer Michael Reaves. From studio to microphone technique, from single narrator to full cast, with or without music and SFX, learn what it means for your audiobook to be properly mastered. It’s not only about passing QC required specifications for distribution. The art of mastering is part of what keeps our listeners engaged, even though recording takes place over many recording sessions. Especially valuable content if you are an author planning to narrate your own audiobook.
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    • 46 min
    Your Graphic Novel in Audio

    Your Graphic Novel in Audio

    Audiobook versions of graphic novels are growing in popularity, but as a distinctly visual format, how that works may not be easy to figure out. Host Becky Parker Geist provides tips to help you save lots of money in the process, while also helping you get the best version of your graphic novel audiobook. From the elements to include in the scripting, to the kinds of sound effects and how to identify them, to casting your actors. If you’re the author of a graphic novel and considering converting to audio, then this is a must listen!
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    • 15 min
    Adam Weldon Thrillers - An interview with William McGinnis

    Adam Weldon Thrillers - An interview with William McGinnis

    Titan Book Award-winning author William McGinnis joins Becky Parker Geist to discuss his Adam Weldon Thriller series, now with four books, the first three launched in audio and the fourth in production. Learn more about his journey as a successful nonfiction writer who has turned to fiction, and tips on what he has learned in the publishing process. Learn more about William McGinnis at WilliamMcGinnis.com.
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    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

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3 Ratings

3 Ratings

SpikeHobbs ,

So Helpful!

As a newly trained narrator/producer in the biz, there are many questions that arise while producing an audiobook. I have found Becky Parker Geist’s podcast to be very informative with tips for author’s on their 1st adventure into audiobooks as well as tricks and tips for narrators and producers trying to create the best products for their own clients. She has a wealth of knowledge and I am truly grateful she is willing to share it. Keep up the great work! Thank you, Brian S

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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