My latest project has been to prepare the first of my Classic Regency Romances, SURPRISED BY A DUKE, for production as an audiobook. It’s common knowledge that audiobooks are taking an increasing proportion of the market, particularly digital audio for download, and that many listeners are choosing a subscription service to obtain them. This is my first venture into this new world and is due out later this month. I will add the link to my HOME page when it goes live.
As a volunteer in my local library, I’m aware that other formats are still much in demand, such as large print as well as audio on CDs for those with sight difficulties, who perhaps also find digital activity challenging. So I do support those who argue that the expansion in digital download should not be at the expense of abandoning CD production, which continues to be an important provision.
One of the first questions I was asked was, “Are you narrating it yourself?” Well, definitely not was the answer to that! I don’t have the acting skills or the professional recording studio. If you’re interested in learning more about the world of audio production, watch out for various interviews on the Romantic Novelists’ Association BLOG post (see link ‘Blog-Author interviews and more’ on HOME page and scroll down to check out the ‘Ask an Industry Expert’) posts
And don’t forget you can use the contact form at the foot of the same page. I’d be interested in what readers think about audiobooks.