About the Program:
This 60-minute online webinar begins with an overview of information every indie and author publisher should know when deciding whether to publish their book in an audio format. Then, you'll dive into next level information about audiobook production, including:
- How to decide who narrates - author or pro or a combo
- Selecting a narrator: author decisions in relation to the text
- The offering: options from royalty share to work for hire or combo and how to estimate costs for your book
- Auditions: gathering, vetting, casting
- The process of production
- Leveraging your audiobook
- Distribution and Royalties: options, percentages, payout
- CD sets: are they worth it?
The webinar concludes with plenty of time for live Q&A.
Attend live to get your questions answered, vote in our polls, and enter a drawing to win one of three great prizes! We hope you'll join us.
Can’t attend this webinar live? Sign up anyway and watch the recorded session at a time suitable to you. Everyone who registers will receive an email with the video recording of the webinar and a copy of the presenter slides by the end of the day Friday, April 13, 2018.
About the Presenter:
Get to know Becky Parker Geist, Founder and Owner of Pro Audio Voices!
An audiobook narrator and producer with 35+ years of experience in the audiobook industry, Becky Parker Geist is the founder and owner of Pro Audio Voices. She is also the President of BAIPA (in 4th year as President), President of Professional Connections BNI chapter, member Audio Publishers Association, IBPA, Theatre Bay Area, SCBWI, and Owner of Pro Audio Voices.
Over her career Becky has narrated hundreds of titles spanning virtually every genre (recording name: Becky Parker). She fell in love with narrating audiobooks in 1981, when she began narrating for Library of Congress after receiving her M.F.A. in Acting. As a theatre professional, Becky has performed internationally and does production work bi-coastally in New York (Off Broadway) and the San Francisco Bay Area. Becky is an independently published author of 5 books, including Audiobook Toolkit for Authors: Your Comprehensive Guide to Recording Your Own Audiobook, now available at authortoolkits.com, Tips on Selecting a Narrator for Your Audiobook, Grandmother Moon and Other Mother Stories (co-authored with Vlatka Herzberg), Rock-a-Bye Wiship, and Game Plan for Educators. She serves as President of Bay Area Independent Publishers Association, and is committing to helping authors succeed in the audiobook world. Becky's great passion is to help great stories come alive!
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