Where Is Your Audiobook?
by Bart Smith
Did you write a book? Have you given thought to recording it? You should. Audio book sales are so popular today and offer more profit margin than most paperbacks and have even more value than eBooks. The financial advantage should motivate you to record your book or have it recorded. Now, of course, these questions will come to mind:
1. Can you record audio right now? Do you know how?
It’s okay if you don’t, I have the tutorials at MTC to teach you everything you need to know about recording audio like a pro!
2. Can you learn how?
Absolutely! You’ll appreciate how I will teach you to record, save, edit, mix and organize audio files on your computer and more so you can then take those skills and start recording your own audio.
3. Should you hire someone to record your book for you?
You can if you don’t have the time, interest or the voice to do it. There are plenty of experts out there who offer this service for an affordable price.
4. Should you hire a man or a woman to record your book?
That depends. Who is your target audience? Women only? Men only? Both? You might find that there’s a big difference in the way people feel about listening to a man’s voice versus a female voice especially if the audio is a lengthy audio program to listen to. You be the judge and do the research online. Whoever records your book should have a smooth sounding voice that listeners will enjoy hearing.
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5. How long is your book that you need recorded?
Is it 50 pages? 100? 200? 300 pages? The length of your book will help determine the price and time it takes to record it. Remember, recording your book will take time and some editing. Listen carefully to it and edit mistakes you find in the audio before publishing it online for sale.
6. Do you have the recording software to record your book?
I highly recommend Sound Forge “Audio Studio” from Magix.com. I’ve used it for 20+ years and know it well. Yes, I know about Audacity, and that’s an “okay” program if you’re on a budget. Otherwise, spend the one-time fee of about $60 to purchase Sound Forge “Audio Studio.” You won’t regret it. The best audio recording program for EDITING audio, hands down and not just for recording audio.
7. Do you have the recording equipment to record your book?
This is easy. I recommend the same microphone I’ve used for 20+ years, which is the Audio-Technica AT2020 USB Microphone. The sound quality it produces when you record is rich, deep sounding, studio-quality.
AUDIO RECORDING TUTORIALS
If you’ve never recorded audio before, you should certainly check out my video tutorials on how I record my audiobooks below. I know you’ll learn a lot about record your book because these are the ultimate essential lessons and skills you need to record great audio without going into a studio!
In fact, a client once told me she "NEEDED" to record her book in a real studio that came with expensive hourly fees and insisted that you can’t record audio at home or in the office. Yeah, whatever. I've been recording all my books at home for 20+ years! I’ll never step foot into a studio to record audio unless it’s a song! Anyhow, check out my video tutorials below. They're also on my YouTube channel.
36 Training Videos by Bart Smith
In this (7.5 hour) 36-video tutorial series, I'm going to show you exactly how I record, edit and mix my audiobooks so you too can learn how to record your book and/or eBook into an audiobook for non-readers to consume and enjoy. I hope you enjoy these video tutorials and get a lot out of them! Let me know what you think about them. Remember to LIKE and SUBSCRIBE to my YouTube channel. Again, many thanks!