Whether you've just written a book or you're a narrator looking to break into audiobook voice work, there are some pieces of information that you should know about recording an audiobook before you get started. Learn more about the process of recording audio for an audiobook below.
Find the Right Match
When you're trying to find the right match for an audio recording of a book, there are several factors you have to keep in mind. First of all, you want to make sure that you're choosing the right narrator for the tone of your book. The genre of the book you're recording should be taken into account. For example, oftentimes the author will narrate a memoir, but this isn't usually the case for works of fiction. If you want distinct voices for each character, you should also take that into account.
Go For Professional Quality
When you're planning for recording audiobooks, you should plan to record the audio in the highest possible quality. Many audiobook listeners will be turned off of your book if you have low-quality audio that has a lot of background noise or is too loud or quiet. Investing in a high-quality recording will mean that listeners can hear the words of the book and not the budget cuts from your project. Considering the fact that audiobooks generated over $1.2 billion in revenue, it's safe to say there will be a market to sell your book.
When you're making your recording schedule, you'll want to think about how much time you want to dedicate to recording the audio. Make sure that you have some sessions practicing with the narrator and a director or producer to ensure that the narrator has a good grasp of the different characters' voices as well as the pronunciations of any words that may be in another language or specific to the world of the story, which is often the case with books in the fantasy genre.
When you're getting ready to record an audiobook, you have to make sure that you're thinking of all of the small details to get the highest quality of audio possible. If you're looking to record your audiobook, Lantern Audio is a great option for all of your recording needs. Contact our team today for more information!