The audiobook journey continues…

The process of producing an audiobook is a bit tougher than I expected! I decided to put out key books in the audiobook format. I selected my best-sellers, Redneck Debutante and Parachute Girls, alongside three Christmas novellas, and set target deadlines. The first piece of the audiobook puzzle was to locate the perfect narrator for each project. This takes some time. Listening to auditions takes patience combined with perseverance. Next, contracting the narrator takes a little back and forth. At this point I thought I was really getting somewhere- but alas, I was only at the beginning of what would prove to be a long journey. The recorded chapters begin coming in and you must listen to them, noting anything and everything that is of concern. It's similar to book editing- but in this case you must read along with the narrator hoping to catch even the smallest of errors. Finally, the narrator will resubmit any chapters to you with the corrections having been made. AND- if you're lucky- you're finished and in the end you have the audiobook you dreamed of. Other than being somewhat time consuming, I can't complain. The narrators I worked with were truly professionals and had amazing dispositions. The reviews are slowly rolling in. Redneck Debutante always surprises me- attracting more male listeners than I ever imagined it would! Josh had this to say... “An Excellent Book- A very good believable story with well written characters. The narration is extremely good and a perfect fit for the book. Can't recommend it enough." Overall. Performance. Story. All 5 Stars! Ian had this to say... “Good listen! I bought this one to listen to on the way to work! I really enjoyed it. Cute story and a fun narrator!" Overall. Performance. Story. All 5 Stars! Thanks, Josh and Ian! Glad you liked the audiobook! And a special thanks to Logan for a job well done!

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