Introduction to Audiobook Production for #eprdctn People


#eprdctn people get a reputation for being tech-savvy – and rightfully so! But as print people lump all digital products together, ebook developers asked to make audiobooks may have no idea where to start. And that’s where we were three years ago! Through research, trial and error, and tests with distributors, we created a process of turning raw audio into finished audiobooks that worked for us. This workshop includes hands-on training in assembling audiobooks from sample audio, QAing tablemates’ audio, and understanding required metadata. We’ll also touch on why your press should consider creating audiobooks, choosing the right books for your market, and collaborating with audio houses. We hope that by sharing our experience, we can encourage others, especially small presses, to dive into the audiobook market with confidence.

[BYOL] Attendees of this workshop will need to bring their own laptops, headphones/earbuds, and have downloaded these free tools in advance: Audacity; LAME MP3 encoder (Audacity plug-in); and PDF reader software. Working files will also be added to this session closer to the workshop date.

Competing in So You Think You Can Code? All workshop attendees are eligible! Paying attention in this particular workshop could help you take your submission to the next level through the addition of an audio component to your EPUB. One workshop attendee will win a grand prize that includes $2,500 from Rakuten Kobo. Find out more about the competition and how to participate here.