In this week’s episode, we discuss the process of self-publishing a series that had previously been traditionally published with NYT, USA Today, and Amazon bestselling author Jennifer Ashley.
Jennifer didn’t just decide to continue her Stormwalker series, she also made the decision to invest in the continuation of audiobooks for her series, hiring the same narrator her publisher had selected to narrate the books originally.
Wayne Stinnett’s inspirational path to self-publishing success is a lesson in persistence and discernment. In this episode, we discuss both, including the trends he’s chosen to ignore while building a thriving author business for himself over the past four years.
We’ve got an interesting combo episode today. The first ⅓ of the show is the wrap-up episode of the Martha Carr Launch Strategy Case Study, where we’ve followed Martha as she went through the process of launching six books in 91 days. In today’s episode, we’ll get the final details on how things went and what she’d do differently if she were to do this again.
Martha sticks around for the second part of the show, where we bring in Jill Smith, the narrator for Martha’s Wallis Jones series. The first of the audiobooks was just released, and the two of them discuss the way they’ve worked together on the series. For those of you who haven’t tried audio yet, you may learn a thing or two about how the process works for both the narrator and the author.
Narrator Karen Commins joins us this week to share several no-cost or low-cost ways in which authors can promote their audiobooks. We also get into topics like time involved to create an audiobook and the relationship between author and narrator.
Author Laurence Shames joins us to discuss the process he used to create an audio book for KEY WEST LUCK, the 11th book in his Key West Capers series in this episode of The Author Biz podcast.
What’s involved in creating an audiobook through ACX? Narrator Elizabeth Klett, with over 70 audiobooks to her credit us joins us to explain the process in this episode of The Author Biz.