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Should you record an audiobook?
Audiobooks are a great tool to earn additional income from your writing.
A fast-growing new channel
Although Audiobooks have been along for a long time their popularity has been greatly increasing over the last few years. Audiobook revenues rose to $1.3 billion last year. That’s a 12-percent jump that sees 2020 as the ninth year of double-digit growth in the format. These numbers come from the Audio Publishers Association's annual survey. The report contained several conclusions that represented a positive sentiment towards audiobooks.
- 46% of American customers have began listening to audiobooks.
- Membership in audiobook services increased, with 38% of listeners indicating they subscribe to at least one of them.
- 56% of audiobook listeners are younger than 45, and that’s up from 52% in 2020
- 70% of consumers say they agree audiobooks are a good choice for relaxing.
Audiobooks are a great way of getting through long commutes, spending time on the go or learning new skills since they can consumed while doing more activities.
Why Audiobooks are Superior to eBooks
Audiobooks offer a more immersive experience for readers. They can be listened to anywhere, any time, and with any smartphone or home assistant. Since they do not require a dedicated device like an E-reader, they are accessible with everything from smartphones to smart TVs.
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Audiobooks Make Great Gifts
Audiobooks are becoming more popular every year. They are a great gift for people who love to read but don't have the time to sit down and read a book.
They make it easier to multitask while still being able to listen to a story. You can listen to your favorite book while you're cooking, cleaning, or exercising. Audiobooks also make it easier for children who are learning how to read.
Audiobooks make it easy to get through a book when you don't have the time or energy to read it.
Audiobooks are a great way to enjoy a story without the need to have your eyes glued to a screen. It is also a great way for people who can't read, or have trouble reading, to enjoy stories.
EBL allows you to edit your book in both print and audio formats. We will share with you a catalog of voices to find the perfect match for your story and make sure the final result matches the experience you are seeking to transmit.
Finding the right voice for your audiobook.
The voice of the narrator is an important aspect of any audiobook. It can make or break the experience for the listener. A good voice can make a mediocre book, sound great. EBL will help you find the right person, with the right tone that will sounds just the way you want.
The secrets to a successful audiobook
Focus on a strong foundation first: get your editing done right, pay attention to the formatting and make sure your cover transmits the right sentiment.
Cast the voice that suits the topic you are writing about. Does it sounds serious or jovial? Are you looking for a particular accent? Is this a self-help book or a historical novel? The right tone will help make your book more enjoyable.
Conviction: In order to create a believable story that will grab your readers from the beginning, you need to make sure that your narrator looks as invested in the story as you would be if you were telling it.
Should you narrate your own book? It is difficult to overemphasize how much value a professional production adds to the final result. If you are going to be your own voice you need to be aware of how many unwanted sounds may come across and make sure the recording is done with good sound equipment. We encourage you to hire a professional, although we can always help you with your recording if you decide to do this yourself.