It’s hot news in audiobook land. Richard Rieman, author of The Author’s Guide to AudioBook Creation revealed that Audible has create. I don’t know how long the “offer” will last … but here’s what it’s smoking and you want to jump on it if you have an audiobook:
1-You can send a free audiobook to anyone on your email list.
2-You will get a 40% royalty on every free book you push out (how cool is this!).
3-Use this “freebie” to ASK for reviews.
Did you know that the 3 biggest mistakes authors make in creating an audiobook are:
1- Overpaying for the production of the audiobook.
2- Falling “in love” with the narrator’s voice and not paying attention to his or her acting skills (meaning voice, pausing, adding drama, etc.) and
3- Not working with a contract which should include when the project will be done and what costs are.
Judith Briles is a book publishing expert and coach. She empowers authors and is the Founder of Author U, a membership organization created for the serious author who wants to be seriously successful. She’s been writing about and conducting workshops on publishing since the 80s. Judith is the author of 35 books including Author YOU: Creating and Building Your Author and Book Platforms (ForeWord IndieFab Book of the Year), Snappy Sassy Salty: Wise Words for Authors and Writers and a speaker at publishing conferences. Book #35 was published this summer: The How to Avoid 101 Book Publishing Blunders, Bloopers & Boo-Boos. Get your copy now.
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