Episode 273 – Free Podcast or Paid Audiobook?

This week Terry and Paul talk about the differences between creating a free podcast of your fiction and a for pay audiobook.

Also, Paul had some good press about his book signing program, MyWrite. Check it out in the two part series by Digital Book World.

http://www.digitalbookworld.com/2013/digital-book-signings-help-grow-authors-careers

http://www.digitalbookworld.com/2013/digital-book-signings-a-range-of-technologies-and-services

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One Response to “Episode 273 – Free Podcast or Paid Audiobook?”

  1. Great episode guys. I’ve always planned on putting my genre fiction novels on Podiobooks, but now that I’ve landed a gig as an audio book narrator on ACX I want to put it on there too, but I can’t have it on ACX and podiobooks, so I’m wondering what I should do. I’m thinking about doing what Hutch did with his novel Personal Effects and putting up a little prequel novella for free on Podiobooks, then have the full novel available through ACX. I don’t know, we’ll see.

    Also, as soon as I landed the audio book narration gig through ACX I bought Dan Sawyer’s book “Making Tracks” and it was very helpful. I’ve recorded 12 of my own short stories and one novellette but doing a full novel was a surprisingly different animal. Producing almost 8 hours of audio has been like a marathon – though one I really enjoyed. I started by just hitting record and reading through mistakes and all, but that left me with over 2 hours of audio to edit down to like 50ish minutes of finished audio. This took FOREVER. I found that whenever I made a mistake if I stopped, erased and rerecorded then it was a much faster process in post. Recording took a bit longer, and I still had to do tons of editing to take out mouth sounds and fix the timing between most of the sentences, but saved me a ton of time.

    Anyways, great show guys! I love audio books and podiobooks.

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