Advantages of Author who narrates
- Its Author’s baby so the author reads it the best. The author knows the characters, story, and subject. So the Author Narrating his/her own book can be better in a creative way of expressing the author’s thoughts to listeners.
- The author saves the cost. The author does not have to either share royalties with a narrator or pay a narrator upfront to perform his/her audiobook. When the author narrates his/her your own book, it may substantially reduce the production cost of the audiobook.
- Discover hidden talent! Narrating your own book can be a rewarding, satisfying way to express yourself. This might bring out a hidden talent which you the author did not know it existed in you.
Step 1. Confirm Audio Rights
Confirm that you have audio rights for your book. For understanding about the Audio Rights, Please click here.
Step 2. Create an Audio Sample
It is important to make a 10 -15 minutes finished the audio sample of the book. This sample validates if the narrator has given the result which is expected by the Author or a Producer.
Step 3. Receive Feedback on Audio Sample
It is important to send the audio sample created by the narrator to as many reviewers as possible which helps to get true feedback before time and make any corrections. This Audio Sample can also be sent to iPustak HUB for evaluation. Experts at iPustak HUB will provide support and guidance for improvement of the audiobook if any. This would help any rejection or rework once the book is complete. This will also save time, money and effort for the narrator as he/she would get timely feedback and make the necessary changes as expected by the Author or the Producer.
Step 4. Record Full Audiobook
Once the feedback on the Audio Sample is received, make necessary changes and then record the entire audiobook. It is recommended to monitor the recording and check time to time, if the feedback given by the reviewers is incorporated consistently in recording and narration.
Step 5. Arrange for the Distribution of Audiobook
Once the Audiobook is produced, you can contact iPustak HUB for the further assistance with the distribution of the audiobook via iPustak Audiobook App and also through the extended partner network that iPustak HUB has around the world to ensure that the book reaches the hands of intended listeners.If you have a non-exclusive distribution arrangement with iPustak, then you can take the finished book to other distributors also. If you sign an exclusive contract with iPustak then iPustak will take care of all of the distribution steps.
Step 6. Promote Your Audiobook
No one promotes and can promote a book like an author does. It is important for authors to understand and exploit the various promotional methods like book promotion tours, social media promotion, print advertisements, interviews, radio promotions etc. It’s important to spend as much time on promotion as the author spends on writing the book. Social Media experts at iPustak HUB provide support and guidance to the authors to suggest means and ways of promoting a book effectively so that it creates its well-deserved buzz.