11/13/07

Audio Books

What are the criteria publishers use in determining which books will be recorded as audiobooks? Who chooses the voice talent, and is there any chance of a first timer having their audiobook "read by the author?" Thanks for your helpful blog.

You're welcome.

It varies depending on the publisher. Covenant records a lot of their books on audio. Other publishers, not as much. A lot of the time it's based on sales. If a book sells really, really, really well, most publishers will consider an audio version.

The publisher chooses the voice talent. If you have done voice recordings before, there's a possibility they will let you do your own but it's unlikely.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Push for the Covenant guy, most of the girls are not too hot.

Anonymous said...

Push for the Covenant guy, most of the girls are not too hot.

Voice Actors said...

Hi,

I've heard that more and more publishers are opting to go with a dual release - making the printed version of a publication available at the same time as the audiobook version.

There are projections of 24,000 audiobooks being recorded in the next four years.

We have some excellent audiobook research at our blog that I think your readers may be interested in:

Audio Book Research

Thank you for writing this interesting article.

Best wishes,

Stephanie Ciccarelli
Voice Actors at Voices.com

The Covenant Guy said...

yeah...push for the covenant guy. :-)

Thanks for that. I need more work.