Audiobooks 101: Introduction to Audiobook Recording

Get to know the audiobook industry, the process of recording an audiobook, and how you can get started
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  • Lectures 13
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 4/2016 English

Course Description

In this course you are going to learn about the BIG opportunity that exists in the audiobook industry right now and how you can get started before everyone else jumps onboard (remember the Kindle rush a few years back?)

This free course has 5 main sections:

1. The BIG Business of Audiobooks -- Here you'll learn essential stats about the audiobook industry and why now is the best time to learn audiobook production, a skill that will be in demand for years to come.

2. What's Involved? -- Find out exactly what narrators do, the difference between traditional narrators and audiobook producers, and the big myth that keeps many people from pursuing work in the audiobook industry.

3. Money Talks -- Wondering how much you can really make as a narrator? We'll go over all your money questions and I'll show you my strategy for growing a sustainable income stream with audiobooks.

4. Gear + Studio Set-up -- Learn which tools you will need to get started and how to set-up a "pro" sounding audiobook recording studio in your own home.

5. Finding Work As a Narrator -- I'll show you exactly where to find thousands of books that are actively seeking narrators and how to tell if a deal is "good" (aka. likely to be profitable) or not.

What are the requirements?

  • There are no requirements for this course. It was created with the absolute beginner in mind.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Know exactly what narrators and audiobook producers do.
  • Choose the best payment structure for creating your audiobook or choosing audiobook deals as a narrator.
  • Choose the right equipment for creating and recording audiobooks.
  • Set up a "pro" sounding audiobook recording studio in your own home.
  • Find freelance audiobook and narration deals that you can start auditioning for right away.

What is the target audience?

  • Self-published authors who want to learn how to turn their book into an audiobook.
  • Anyone interested in learning how to create audiobooks so they can get work as a freelance narrator.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Course Introduction
02:20

Welcome to the course! In this video you'll get to meet your instructor and get an overview of what we'll be covering in the rest of the course. 

Section 2: Module I: The BIG Business of Audiobooks
Lesson 1: The Audiobook Industry
09:26
Lesson 2: Who are the major players?
03:03
Lesson 3: Getting into the major retailers
05:06
Section 3: Module II: What's Involved?
Lesson 4: How are audiobooks created?
03:00
Lesson 5: Narrators vs. Producers
02:37
Lesson 6: The BIG Myth
02:53
Section 4: Module III: Money Talks
Lesson 7: How much can I get paid to create audiobooks?
04:25
Lesson 8: A strategy for growing passive income with audiobooks
06:25
Section 5: Module IV: Gear + Studio Setup
Lesson 9: Essential equipment checklist
06:34
Lesson 10: Setting up a "pro" sounding home recording studio
02:34
Section 6: Module V: Finding Work as a Narrator
Lesson 11: Where to find paid book deals
04:38
Section 7: Bonus: FREE 5-Day Audiobook Audition Challenge
How to Participate in the FREE 5-Day Audiobook Audition Challenge!
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Instructor Biography

Krystal Wascher, Voice actor, audiobook narrator, and production trainer.

Krystal Wascher is a voice actor, audiobook narrator, and audio editing/production trainer. 

After narrating and producing over 30 books (and counting) she wrote the highly rated book, "Narration: A Beginners Guide to Creating Audiobooks for Audible and iTunes,"  in an effort to make audiobook production accessible to everyone.

Krystal is also the founder of KRW Media, an online education company that teaches audiobook narration and production skills. 


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