Author and Publisher Services
Authors and publishers, we can manage your audiobook project for you, from start to finish. We make it easy. Many authors and publishers would like their work to become an audiobook but just don't how. They don't have the time, staff or experience needed to manage the process. We can help. We are experienced audiobook producers and project managers.
If a client tries to work through ACX because of the high royalties, they face the difficulty of selecting the right narrator from among hundreds of auditions. And of course, there's the technical stuff. But just navigating through all the information and hoping to make the right choices may be the greatest burden.
We do the work for you. We guide our clients through every step, from talent selection and delivery style, all the way through a variety of distribution choices. And because our work is simply to manage the project, there is never any question about residuals or ownership. That allows us to give unbiased opinions about the production and the best options for distribution and royalties.
Best of all, our services are affordable. Our $350 per finished hour price is all inclusive: talent, editing, formatting, word-for-word proofing, mastering and delivery of the digital files. Contact us.
Our goal is to create a high quality, affordable audiobook for every client.
Project Management Services that fit your budget.
Many elements go into a professional audiobook recording...and we put them all together for you.
- Pre-production planning
- Script preparation
- Abridgment and audio adaptation editing
- Experienced producers
- Digital studios
- Award-winning engineers
- Royalty-free music and special effects
- Word-for-word proofing
- Help with digital distribution
- We welcome requests for special projects
Every project begins with a relationship. We learn about your expectations and needs. We clearly explain our time lines and pricing. Together, we identify problems and agree on goals and solutions.
Typical stages of Audiobook production
Pre-production and planing
At the start of each project, we outline the scope of the production. Talent is chosen and the delivery style is determined. There are always questions and concerns, and the pre-production and planning phase is where those issues are identified and resolved.
This is also the time when a working relationships are forged, and the channels of communication are defined.
It's not unusual for an audiobook to be available in both abridged and full length versions. We can help you make the decision. We can recommend independent editors to assist with abridgments and other editing if needed.
Some texts contain footnotes, graphics or other elements that work within the context of print, but don't translate well to an audio performance. Often, it takes only a little effort to turn such work into a better listening experience.
We work with each client to find the voice and delivery style most appropriate for their material. Our core group of narrators will meet most expectations, but we can also choose from a broader pool of exceptional talent.
Each recording is guided by an experienced audiobook project manager to reflect the vision and goals of each client.
State of the Art Studios
Different projects require different studios. We match the needs of each project with the most appropriate studios to meet industry standards of performance and engineering.
Music and Special Effects
A few musical effects can add a special feeling to a reading. Sometimes, just a few seconds of music can truly enhance a work. We know the value of these enhancements, but caution that excessive use can drive up the price of a production without significantly improving it. We work with our clients to strike a balance that respects the needs of the production and the budget.
Clients can choose from our excellent library of royalty-free instrumentals at a very reasonable cost.
Review and word-for-word Proofing
After all the hours of recording, editing and mixing, the entire production is listened to in its entirety to ensure a perfect text match and continuity of performance, word-for-word.
Mastering and EQ
This is the final process to ensure that a finished product meets rigorous professional and technical standards. The master audio file can used for any type of duplication, manufacturing or digital distribution.
If you want CDs we can refer you to an excellent manufacturer for all aspects of duplication from artwork through pressing, packaging, bar coding and shipping. We can also help guide you through the process.
We can help place your Audiobook into digital distribution marketplaces such as Audible, Amazon, iPhones and iTunes.
Talk about efficiency! Retail-ready digital files. And experienced professionals do the work for you.
When we make a commitment to pricing, we hold to it, and there is no "price creep". Our projects are done as a "Work for hire". The customer owns all rights to the work, and there are no hidden fees, residuals or other charges.
Contact us for information on how we can
help you achieve your Audiobook goals.