AUDIOBOOKS 4 AUTHORS
YOUR STORY - YOUR VOICE
If you’re an author looking to record your own audiobook...
Then you already know this can be a challenging task.
Not everyone is comfortable speaking in front of a microphone or you may struggle with maintaining a consistent tone, pace, and energy throughout the recording. It can take time and practice to develop the necessary skills for a professional-sounding audiobook.
Creating a high-quality audiobook requires a proper recording setup, and understanding the technical aspects of recording, editing, and producing audio can also be overwhelming.
By the end of this course you will…
Know exactly what equipment you need (and what you don't) and how to set it up properly and use it
Understand how to take your written words and embrace your spoken voice and make an even deeper connection with your audience
Manage the entire post-production process, resulting in a professional quality audiobook
Understand the various distribution platforms and maximize your options for their highest returns
I'm James Anderson Foster...
Award-winning narrator and audiobook producer of over 400 titles, and I'm creating a digital course to help authors to narrate and produce their own professional audiobooks - without stumbling, bumbling, OR breaking the bank.
Demystifying the world of audiobook production can be daunting. From selecting the right mic to the nuances of soundproofing versus sound treatment, and navigating the labyrinth of software, editing, and mastering – there's a lot to unpack. But don't worry, because I created this course to simplify this entire process.
Imagine having the key to unlock the full potential of your narrative, all while preserving your budget.
Don't worry, my friend - I got you.
What’s Inside Audiobooks 4 Authors
INTRODUCTION TO AUDIOBOOK PRODUCTION
Dive into the dynamic world of audiobook production. Discover the rich history, current trends, and the significant impact this growing market can have on authors and publishers. Understand why venturing into audiobooks is not just a trend but a strategic move to expand your reach and revenue.
- Explore the evolution and current state of the audiobook market.
- Understand the shift in consumer behavior towards audiobooks.
- Learn how audiobooks can significantly enhance an author's reach and revenue.
PREPARING FOR YOUR AUDIOBOOK PROJECT
Prepare the foundation for your audiobook project. Learn the essentials of script preparation, understand copyright nuances, and plan your budget. This module ensures you're well-equipped and informed before you begin your audiobook journey.
- Guidance on script formatting and copyright considerations.
- Insights into budgeting and managing costs effectively.
- Strategies for maximizing return on investment.
Learn the art of self-direction with techniques that bring your text to life. Gain confidence in your vocal abilities, learn to enhance expressiveness, and understand the nuances of pronunciation and diction.
- Techniques for effective breathing and vocal warm-ups.
- Strategies for dealing with common narration mistakes.
- Tips for maintaining consistency in your narration.
BASIC EDITING TECHNIQUES
Learn the basics of audio editing to ensure your audiobook sounds professional. Understand the essential tools and techniques needed to edit and enhance your audio, making your audio shine.
- Comprehensive overview of audio editing software.
- Key editing techniques.
- Preparing your audio for post-production
Elevate your audiobook with advanced post-production techniques. Learn professional-level proofing, understand the intricacies of mastering for distribution, and ensure your audiobook meets quality assurance standards.
- Techniques and tools for industry-standard proofing.
- Guidance on mastering your audiobook to meet distribution standards.
- Strategies for quality assurance and error checking.
Navigate the complexities of audiobook distribution. Learn about various platforms and partners, understand exclusivity vs. non-exclusivity agreements, and make informed decisions about where and how to distribute your audiobook.
- Analysis of distribution platforms and partners.
- Insights into the pricing dynamics of the audiobook market.
- Strategies for selecting the best distribution model for your audiobook.
MARKETING AND PROMOTING
Discover effective strategies to market and promote your audiobook. Learn how to build and nurture your online presence, engage with your audience, and leverage personal appearances for greater engagement.
- Techniques for understanding and engaging with your target audiobook market.
- Strategies for building a strong online presence and leveraging social media.
Plus These Bonuses!
ACCESS TO A PRIVATE COMMUNITY
A supportive community where learners can network, collaborate, and share insights with peers.
CHECKLISTS, TEMPLATES, & OTHER DOWNLOADABLE RESOURCES
- Project Planning Templates
- Narration and Recording Checklists
- Post-Production Checklists
- Marketing and Promotion Templates
MINI-COURSE: FOSTERING CHARACTERS
For years, an industry-standard boot-camp on acting fundamentals and in-depth character work tailored for audio.
ACTING FOR SELF-NARRATION/FICTION
- Characters Voices & Dialogue Narration
- Expressing Emotion in Narration
- Handling Complex Narratives
- Constructive Feedback & Evaluation
ACTING FOR SELF-NARRATION/NON-FICTION
- Tailoring Your Tone
- Articulating Complex Ideas
- Adapting Visual Elements (graphs, charts, footnotes, etc.)
- Your Best TED-Talk
WHAT'S THE VIP EXPERIENCE?
YOU AND ME & YOUR AUDIOBOOK
Offered only 4 times a year, elevate your audiobook production journey with my VIP Access Program, offering unparalleled mentorship and personalized feedback directly from me. This exclusive experience is tailored for authors who seek in-depth guidance and direct access to a seasoned award-winning professional in the field. Dive into the heart of audiobook narration with live Q&A sessions, personalized reviews, and insightful feedback, ensuring your audiobook project not only meets but exceeds industry standards.
- Exclusive VIP-Only Group Access: Join a dedicated group where I will actively engage, providing direct responses to your queries and facilitating dynamic discussions.
- Live Q&A Sessions After Each Module Release: Participate in live sessions, diving deeper into each module's content and clarifying any uncertainties directly with me.
- Personalized Feedback and Reviews: Benefit from my expert evaluation of your recording space setup, sound quality, and narration performance, receiving constructive feedback to enhance your audiobook production.