---Revised, Expanded, and Updated for 2017's Evolving Audio World---
Delivered in a witty, easy style by multiple-award nominated producer J. Daniel Sawyer, Making Tracks gives you the lowdown on today's audiobook landscape. From narrative technique to studio design to production management, you'll learn everything you need to go from zero to full production, including:
How to access the world's biggest audiobook markets
Industry history and business practices
How to choose your production style
How to leverage your audiobooks to build your stable of true fans
All about acoustics
How to pick your equipment
How to build your recording booth
Tried and true go-to-market strategies
Where to find music, sound effects, and voice actors
Professional standards, and how to achieve them
How to make your voice sound like a million bucks
And much, much more...
Those audio rights you used to sell to publishers now have real cash value. Learn how to make the most of them in this entertaining, accessible volume, freshly revised and expanded for today's marketplace. Don't miss out on the latest publishing revolution!
A longtime award-nominated audio/video producer and tech journalist-turned novelist, J. Daniel Sawyer's abusive behavior toward the English language finally landed him in trouble with the release of his hard-boiled Clarke Lantham Mysteries. When not speculating about crime and punishment, or laying out twisted visions in his sci-fi thriller series The Antithesis Progression or his cabin fever comedy Down From Ten, he bends his mind toward corrupting his fellow authors with educational books like Throwing Lead: A Writer's Guide to Firearms (and the People Who Use Them) and Making Tracks: A Writer's Guide to Audiobooks (and How To Produce Them). On the rare occasion that he escapes his cavernous studio to see the light of day, he slips away into the wilds of the San Francisco back country where he devotes his energies to running afoul of local traffic ordinances in his never-ending pursuit of the ultimate driving road. Should you be so inclined, you can communicate with this shady character, as well as find stories, podcasts, articles, and other literary abominations at http: //www.jdsawyer.ne