By the year 2030, the audiobook market is estimated to be valued at $35 billion or more. Here are 10 steps on how to make an audiobook.
If you are done with your manuscript editing, further preparation will ensure an engaging audio version.
Now you need to decide whether you are going to hire a narrator or do it yourself. There are both pros and cons to working with professionals.
Some popular and important audiobook distribution services to go through are ACX, Findaway Voices, Authors Republic, and Kobo Writing Life.
Professional audiobooks have agreements with narrators and it will include how you are going to structure your payment.
The above-mentioned steps are beneficial for building your knowledge of audiobook production as a field.
Whether you are doing it yourself or reaching out to someone, you must have a professional polish to your recording.
You can skip this section in case you are not planning to create your audiobook DIY. If you are planning to do that, you may have to take the help of an audio engineer to clean up your audio.
You must check you’re the guidelines of your preferred platform for the audio file format. Once it’s done you need to move forward with cover art.
When you are prepared with your narrated version of the book and cover art, the next thing you have to do is upload it.
Look through the categories to know how the platform you choose organizes its content. For example, Audible has ‘Audible Latino’ which is devoted to Spanish-language audiobooks.