Part 4 – How to Effectively Pitch Authors to Narrate Their Audiobook Through Cold Email + Bonus Email Template
Sign for for the FREE 5-Day Audiobook Audition Challenge! How to Effectively Pitch Authors to Narrate Their Audiobook Through Cold Email + Bonus Email Template [This is Part 4 of a 4-Part Series on Finding Work as a Freelance Audiobook Narrator] In parts I, II, and...read more
Get your first PAID audiobook offer with my FREE 5-Day Audiobook Audition Challenge! (Click to learn more) My #1 Tactic for Getting Authors to Say “Yes” + My Favorite “Must-Have” Free Tool [This is Part 3 of a 4-Part Series on Finding Work as a Freelance Audiobook...read more
Get your first PAID audiobook offer with my FREE 5-Day Audiobook Audition Challenge! (Click here to learn more and sign up.) My Secret Formula for Finding Audiobook Jobs [This is Part 2 of a 4-Part Series on Finding Work as a Freelance Audiobook Narrator] ...read more
Do you know what the second most common question is that I get about being an audiobook creator? (The first question is always “how much can you make with audiobooks” I answered that here.)
But the second question is always, “How do you find books to narrate?”
I think this is such a funny question because there are literally UNLIMITED opportunities for narrators and audiobook producers right now. I’ll tell you where all the books deals are in a minute. But first, you must realize that opportunities that are available in the audiobook industry for both authors and narrators right now are bigger than most people realize…read more
You’ve probably heard me talk about how much money you can earn as an audiobook narrator plenty of times before, but you might be thinking — “That sounds interesting, but how do I actually find work as a narrator? What are the steps, exactly?”read more
When people ask me what I do for a living, they are usually surprised. My standard answer is that, “I get paid to read books out loud.” In other words, I’m a full time audiobook narrator.
The question that usually follows is, “How much can you make doing THAT?”read more
Click here to learn about our free "5-Day Audiobook Audition Challenge!" Do you need to have a "nice" voice to record audiobooks? I've been getting this question a lot from people who are interested in the concept of narrating audiobooks, but aren't...read more
A few years ago I saw a posting online for someone who was looking for a narrator to record an audio version of their book to sell on Audible. On a whim, I decided to audition.
I didn’t have any voice training. I’m honestly not that great with technology and I wasn’t even sure if my voice was “good” enough (especially since I have an odd Midwestern accent.) But I thought it would be a really fun experience, so I thought, “what the heck,” and gave it a try.
What happened next literally changed my life.read more
How to make an extra 1K per month narrating audiobooks For most of us, an extra $1k each month could have a major impact on the quality of our life. It's not "quit-your-day-job" money (even though narrating audiobooks did help me make the leap), but having a revenue...read more
3 "Must-Have" Plugins for Recording Audiobooks with Audacity Audacity is an amazing free open source audio recording software program. I've used it to record more than twenty audiobooks and I have no intention of switching any time soon. However, if you're just...read more
After recording and producing more than 20 audiobooks, I’ve noticed that you can get more visibility for your book on Audible and reach a wider audience than you can by merely selling your book on Amazon or any of the other online booksellers alone.
Basically, if you want more organic reach and larger royalty payments each month, you should seriously consider turing your book into an audiobook. If you want more stats on this, check out this recent post.
Okay, great. But how you actually create an audiobook?
Read on…read more
Audiobooks aren’t what they used to be. This is an industry that is seeing massive growth, fast! This short piece is a must-read if you’re an author who is looking for more visibility for your work.
The audiobook market isn’t crowded yet (think about what the Kindle market was like when Amazon first launched it a few years back.) Even if your book is in a competitive niche, you can still get massive visibility in places like Audible, iTunes, and Audiobooks.com.
There is also a major opportunity for those who want to break into this industry as audiobook narrator’s and producers.
Read on to learn more.read more
You spent hours, weeks, maybe even months or years writing and self-publishing your book. So why wouldn’t you want it to reach as many people as possible?
More people are listening to audio now than ever before, so if your book is only available in written format, you are leaving serious amounts of influence, visibility, and royalties on the table.
If you’re thinking, “creating an audiobook sounds expensive and complicated,” you should think again.
In most cases, you can turn your self-published Kindle book into an audiobook for next to nothing.read more
Have you ever been at a job and thought to yourself, “how did I get here and how do I get out!?!”
I felt that way for years.
I desperately wanted a backup plan, so I started scheming for ideas.
Have you ever heard the saying “if you want to start a business you should find a problem or pain point that needs solved and create a solution for it?”
I tried this and came up with the idea…read more