Narrate and Record Your Own Audiobook: a simplified guide

Narrate and Record Your Own Audiobook: a simplified guide

by M. L. Buchman


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Audio is the up-and-coming market, but the price of entry can be a horrific $300-500 per finished hour and up.

M. L. Buchman has recorded and published over 30 audio titles—himself.

  • Here he covers the basics you need to record your own audiobooks.
  • How to decide if it’s the best option.
  • When you should outsource the engineering.
  • Why you’re wrong when you “hate your own voice.”
  • Tools, techniques, and free studio space ideas.
  • A step-by-step guide to recording and engineering your own audiobook.
  • How to quantify direct, and most importantly of all, indirect costs.

This simplified guide delivers the confidence to tackle the unique opportunity of “Read by Author.”

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781949825527
Publisher: Buchman Bookworks, Inc.
Publication date: 09/17/2019
Series: Strategies for Success , #4
Pages: 134
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.31(d)

About the Author

M.L. "Matt" Buchman has over 60 novels, 100 short stories, and a fast-growing pile of audiobooks out in the world. M.L. writes romance, thrillers, and SF& far. Recently named as one of "The 20 Best Romantic Suspense Novels: Modern Masterpieces" by ALA's Booklist, he has also been selected three times as "Top-10 Romance Novel of the Year." NPR and B&N listed other works as "Best 5 Romance of the Year." As a 30-year project manager with a geophysics degree who has: designed and built houses, flown and jumped out of planes, and bicycled solo around the world, he is awed by what's possible. More at:

Table of Contents

Introduction xi

1. The Basics 1

2. Your Narrator Voice 7

3. Character Voices 17

4. The Recording Space 29

5. Equipment 39

6. A Recording Session 53

7. Intro to Engineering 67

8. Engineering 77

9. The Listen 97

10. Final Steps 105

Afterword 113

About the Author 115

Also by M. L. Buchman 117

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