Wherever your fans are on the planet, they hold an infinite library in their hands. And that audience is on the move like never before. When I hear their complaints—“I don’t have time to read” and “My commute eats up all my free time”—I get excited, and so should you.
If they multitask, or if they clean house or train for marathons or walk the dog, then they need your audiobooks.
This primer is an indispensable resource for authors and publishers who want to leverage intellectual property for multiple streams of revenue. If you own or control rights to works of the written word, you can increase your passive wealth by reaching an untapped audience through digitally delivered audiobooks.
This book gives you a powerful arsenal of 50 Critical Questions that will help you discover a producer or narrator who has what it takes to create an audiobook worthy of your story. By the end, you’ll possess the knowledge to assess the answers they give in return.
If you are an actor new to audiobook production, the answers to the 50 Critical Questions will help launch you to the head of the pack.
Rest assured, together we will dissect all the mysterious innards of audiobook production. You will learn who the key players are and where to look for them. You’ll be given the tools to determine which path, traditional or independent, will work best for your current project. I break down the calculations and reveal the means to maximize revenue from your stories.
Moreover, we will explore several methods to get your audiobooks into the hands (and ears) of fans through targeted marketing and strategic partnerships.
Opportunity abounds for you, the pioneers and explorers in this new world of publishing. The Wild West of digital distribution is an exciting place to hang your hat. This market niche is growing at a breakneck pace, and it’s still in its infancy. That means there is no better time for authors and publishers to do all they can to enter this space now.
If you can shift your thinking from “I write books” to “I tell stories”, you’ll be on your way to expanding your fan base and massively growing your income.