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earbud sheepIt’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.







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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 signature-full TRNabout 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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