The audiobook industry has seen an explosion in sales over the past three years. While the audiobook is not a new format, they are the fastest growing format.
Listening to an audiobook while on a smartphone is popular and helped increase audiobook sales. With a fast-paced, busy life, audiobooks are a hot commodity.
Benefits of Turning Your Book into An Audiobook
You can make more money as it allows you to tap into a profitable market. It also gives you a second stream of income by having more buying options to a large audience of potential readers.
Audiobooks are listened to while in the car, a plane, at the gym, multitasking at home, or even at work. Audiobooks give options to the reader.
While a printed book can sell out a digital audiobook never sells out, when your book becomes popular you never have to worry about stock.
Should You Hire A Voice Narrator?
Once you have decided to take your book and turn it into an audiobook, the next piece is should you hire a voice narrator? While you can do it yourself when it comes to an audiobook, there are many red flags against it.
Time and resources is a huge consideration. Do you have the time to invest in learning the voice over industry and then actually recording it? You need to have the equipment to record, edit and a location to do it.
A professional voice narrator will have the knowledge and resources to handle your audiobook. They will also be able to give you a timeline of how long it will take them to record your book. Having a working timeline gives you a realistic project end date.
Finding the Right Voice Narrator
Once you have decided on hiring a voice narrator, choosing the right person is the next step.
Be sure that they understand the proper pacing for your style narrative. Different scenes will require different reads based upon the content. Most importantly you do not want a voice narrator that reads too quickly.
The voice it the priority, be sure to pick a voice narrator that understands the art of character voices, or the subtle art of using tones to define the characters or the story so that the listener can flow along easily.
The artist will know exactly how to record and what works best with their voice. The echo should be okay, the sound should be sharp, and when you listen to the recording, it needs to be clear and clean.
An Ideal Talent Will Make You Feel Teleported
Whether it is fiction or nonfiction, the right voice narrator will have your audience feel like they are transported into the plot of the story. With the right voice narrator your audiobook sales will explode.