I’ve had audiobook production on the back burner because of the expense of hiring someone to do it for you and what I thought would be the daunting technical aspects of doing it yourself.
Then I happened upon Derek Doepker, who offers a video course on DIY audiobook production. He’s good at explaining things in a way that makes them see doable. Now, I’m the sort of person who, if there’s a wrong turn to make when it comes to something technical, I’ll take it, no matter how hard I try not to. Still, I’m going to give it a go.
I don’t know how long it’ll take to do my first audiobook. I haven’t even set up the equipment yet (minimal equipment required) or decided what book to do first, though I’m thinking I might begin with my most recent book, The Kiminee Dream, and work backward from there. I’m optimistic that whichever book I choose, it’ll happen in the next year.
If you’re an author who has put audiobooks on hold, you might want to check Derek out. Here’s a link to a YouTube video where he talks about audiobook production: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbCSgkrbPGQ