When an audiobook is recorded in a mainstream audiobook production facility, the studio time allocated is normally two hours for each hour of clean finished audio recording. When a narrator is working solo without a producer, generally the time required to record each hour of audio is significantly more. Then proofing, editing and mastering needs to take place.
If you own the audio rights to your book, or have acquired them from your publisher, you have the choice of working with an audiobook production company, or hiring a narrator and producing the project yourself. Helen Lloyd explains what that entails.
If you are a self-published author, then there is every chance that you own the audio rights to your work. But if your book is traditionally published, you may have unwittingly assigned your audio rights to your publisher. What options do you have?
There’s never been a better time for authors and rights holders to bring their work to audio. But where to start? Veteran audiobook .arrator / producer Helen Lloyd brings you a series of articles that aim to de-mystify the process of making an audiobook.