• Recording Audiobooks: How to Get Started Recording Your Audiobook for Audible

  • By: George Smolinski
  • Narrated by: George Smolinski
  • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (49 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Audio is hot! It's no secret that whether it's via podcasts or audiobooks, people want to listen to content as much as they want to view it or read it. Get started with recording your own audiobook today!

What this guide will tell you about how to record an audiobook:

1. What equipment you'll need 2. How to get started recording with GarageBand and Audacity software 3. Tips and tricks to help you get started on the right foot 4. How to upload your finished book to Audible.com

What this guide will NOT tell you:

Every possible tip or trick or piece of information related to recording audiobooks.

Get on the audiobook bandwagon and learn about recording audiobooks today!

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Audiobooks

There are some suggestions that can be use to produce audiobooks .
I received a free copy in exchange of a review

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A tremendous help in recording audio

I have spent time looking for information about recording audio from creating the tracks, editing the tracks and engineering the sound. A lot of sound engineers work on recording music rather than audiobooks so their information is slanted towards working with music. George Smolinski's book is all about recording audiobooks, with important tips about how to make the best use of your voice, how to edit your voice tracks to how to engineer your tracks so your voice is more pleasing. Recording audio is not rocket science but creating your audiobook without mistakes or background noise that will distract the reader is a challenge. Smolinski is the first author who lays out a complete guide to creating a professional audiobook. I am really grateful to have access to his articulate and kindly written guide to achieving a pleasant, error-free audio recording. If you are serious about getting your story down on audio Recording Audio Books is a real blessing.

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Good overview with clear step-by-step instructions

Provides a good overview of the processes and pitfalls of recording an audiobook. Includes clear basic step-by-step instructions and tips. Essential beginners like me.

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very informative and helpful.

this book takes you from the beginning to the end of the audible book recording process. Suggest money-saving ways to make good audible recordings in your own home. Very helpful.

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The inspiration and nuts 'n bolts I needed!

What made the experience of listening to Recording Audiobooks: How to Get Started Recording Your Audiobook for Audible the most enjoyable?

I found Gutenberg Reloaded and George S when I was trying to figure out if I could even narrate my own book. This book gave me the inspiration to do it and answered all of my questions about how to do it.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I loved the info on setting up the site. However, what I realized I needed, even more, were some of the tips on how to do the narration, like warming up my voice, and using lip balm ;-)

Which scene was your favorite?

I enjoyed hearing all the details on set up. I had already watched George's YouTube video that showed his setup, so I could follow along in my mind.

What did you learn from Recording Audiobooks: How to Get Started Recording Your Audiobook for Audible that you would use in your daily life?

That I CAN do this!

Any additional comments?

George is a real person...who responds to comments and emails. He answered additional questions I had. In fact, he first sent me the e-book version of this...but I promptly paid for the audio version, because, I know that's how I needed to quickly digest this info. Thanks, George! You have a raving fan for life!

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Lots of useful info.

To start I was given this by the author. I found this book to be very helpful as I really knew nothing about the subject but had been interested. Lots of useful information about getting started. The narrator was easy to understand and well paced. Would recommend to get started.

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Good Beginners Guide but..

Most of the information contained in this audiobook is readily available just by doing a Google search however the narrator did present the material in order and in a way that is easy to digest.

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Helpful all the way!

Would you listen to Recording Audiobooks: How to Get Started Recording Your Audiobook for Audible again? Why?

Surely, I will listen this interesting book again because it provides us with credible tools and resources that actually works.

What other book might you compare Recording Audiobooks: How to Get Started Recording Your Audiobook for Audible to and why?

To be honest, this is my first time listening such a book and the experience was very satisfactory.

Have you listened to any of Michael Smith’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Michael Smith embodied this book very well and throughout all of his performances he timely went through the book and delivers a clear and pleasant reading.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The process of actually recording a book moved me greatly because it has to be done well and all of the steps were properly outlined.

Any additional comments?

I find the tips and tricks to be useful and practical. I really appreciate the fact that the tools introduced are inexpensive and accessible.

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great resource

great first resource. this gives me the confidence to try recording my own book.

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Informative

Great book. I learned a lot from listening to the information provided to me. Thank You!

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Very informative

If you need direction of how to go about recording an audio book, here you will find a great source of information . I will listen to this book a few more times.