You have your book published and out there for the world. What's next? There are the promotion and tours for your creation. But what comes after that? Why not take a trip into the world of audiobooks? They might sound hard and expensive, and that may have been how it was in the past, but now audiobooks are more common for literary consumption. That means people are learning how to make them. Are you looking to turn your book into an audiobook with a professional? Here is what you are going to need.
The Right Voice or Voices
Close your eyes. Can you hear how your characters sound? What are you hearing for your story? You are going to have to get voices to match how your characters sound to you to bring them to life. You aren't exactly casting for a full production audio drama for this. At least one or two voices will be enough for your audiobook. Listen to different samples of voice actors. If it comes down to it, you might have to do the reading for your book yourself. Take the time to listen to what feels right for your story.
You want your audiobook to sound great, right? In order to do that, you will need the right equipment. Cheap microphones and recording equipment will not do for audiobooks if you want good quality. Good microphones alone will cost money, let alone other equipment that you may need to record an audiobook. You should look for a recording studio in your area that will let you and the narrator of your choosing record a high-quality audiobook instead of trying to DIY it. It will sound better, and you won't end up with expensive recording equipment that you'll never use again.
Finally, you are going to need money to get your audiobook off the ground. Making audiobooks costs money, but you don't want to end up going broke in the process either. You are going to have to balance your budget to make your audiobook. All of this can easily be settled by doing research. You can sit down and look at how much it costs to make one audiobook. After that, you can look at how much money you have and set a budget. Once you have the information, you can work on how much you want to spend on making your book.
Today, audiobook sales increased by sixteen percent in America, and they've generated over $1.2 billion dollars in revenue. It is easy to see why. More people are listening to stories while they are on the go. Once you have these three basics down, you can get started on the production of bringing your book to a wider audience.