Audio For Authors: Audiobooks, Podcasting, And Voice Technologies

Audio For Authors: Audiobooks, Podcasting, And Voice Technologies

by Joanna Penn

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Do you want to create, publish and market your audiobooks?Are you ready to use podcasting to grow your author brand and reach more readers with your books?Audiobooks are the fastest-growing segment in publishing with double-digit growth in markets across the world. Podcasting has gone mainstream with listeners consuming audio on mobile phones and in-car devices, as well as through smart speakers. Advancements in voice technology continue to expand possibilities for audio creation and marketing.With such rapid growth in opportunity, how can you position your books in an increasingly voice-first world?I've been podcasting for over a decade as well as narrating and producing my own audiobooks since 2014. I'm an avid consumer of audio content and I'm also experimenting with AI voice technologies. In this book, I'll share everything I know so you can position your books and your author brand for the next shift in reader behavior.You will discover:IntroductionWhy audio and why now?The audio first ecosystemThe audio mindsetPART 1: AudiobooksTypes of audiobooksWriting, adapting and editing your work for audioIntellectual property considerations for audiobooksYour options for audiobook publishing and licensingHow to find and work with a professional narratorReasons to narrate your own audiobookAudiobook narration tipsRecording studio optionsAudiobook recording, editing, and productionHow to self-publish an audiobookHow long does an audiobook take to produce?How do audiobook readers discover audiobooks?How to market audiobooksThe money side of audiobooksPART 2: PodcastingWhy podcasting is important for authorsThe difference between audiobooks and podcastingTypes of podcastsHow to research and pitch podcastersHow to be a great podcast guestShould you start your own podcast?Podcast prerequisitesIntellectual property considerations for podcastingPodcasting equipment and softwarePodcast structureHow to be a great podcast hostPodcast distributionShow notes and transcriptsCollaboration and freelancersPodcast workflow and toolsHow to launch a podcastHow to market a podcastRepurpose your contentThe money side of podcastingPART 3: Voice TechnologiesOverview of voice technologiesSpeech to text: dictationText to speechVoice assistants, smart speakers and devicesArtificial Intelligence (AI) and the future of voice

Product Details

BN ID: 2940163738670
Publisher: Curl Up Press
Publication date: 03/06/2020
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,136,657
File size: 412 KB

About the Author

Joanna Penn has been podcasting for over a decade at The Creative Penn Podcast and is an award-winning creative entrepreneur. She writes and narrates non-fiction and is an award-nominated, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of thrillers under J.F.Penn. Her site, has been voted in the Top 100 sites for writers by Writer's Digest.

Table of Contents


  • Why audio and why now?
  • The audio first ecosystem
  • The audio mindset

Part 1: Audiobooks

  • Types of audiobooks
  • Writing, adapting and editing your work for audio
  • Intellectual property considerations for audiobooks
  • Your options for audiobook publishing and licensing
  • How to find and work with a professional narrator
  • Reasons to narrate your own audiobook
  • Audiobook narration tips
  • Recording studio options
  • Audiobook recording, editing, and production
  • How to self-publish an audiobook
  • How long does an audiobook take to produce?
  • How do audiobook readers discover audiobooks?
  • How to market audiobooks
  • The money side of audiobooks

Part 2: Podcasting

  • Why podcasting is important for authors
  • The difference between audiobooks and podcasting
  • Types of podcasts
  • How to research and pitch podcasters
  • How to be a great podcast guest
  • Should you start your own podcast?
  • Podcast prerequisites
  • Intellectual property considerations for podcasting
  • Podcasting equipment and software
  • Podcast structure
  • How to be a great podcast host
  • Podcast distribution
  • Show notes and transcripts
  • Collaboration and freelancers
  • Podcast workflow and tools
  • How to launch a podcast
  • How to market a podcast
  • Repurpose your content
  • The money side of podcasting

Part 3: Voice Technologies

  • Overview of voice technologies
  • Speech to text: dictation
  • Text to speech
  • Voice assistants, smart speakers and devices
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the future of voice

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