E055: Create Your Audio Book (Why and How) with Tina Dietz

Tina Dietz is a world class speaker, audiobook publisher, podcast producer and content marketing expert.

Her podcast, the Start Something Show, was rated in Ink.com as one of the top 35 podcasts for entrepreneurs.

In this interview for the Positive on Publishing podcast, Tina and I talk about why creating an audio version of a book is a very important step every author should take on their publishing journey.

We also talk about how to tell your audiobook was professionally produced.

Tina shares some FASCINATING info about how to use your voice to make more money, have more authority, and be more credible.  (Hint- listen for our discussion about 1) vocal fry and and 2) uptalk.

Here are the fun nuggets for the show:
1) Our work as change agents is all about reaching more people;  we must always think about how our audience wants to consume our book.  Providing our content in audio form is a way to serve a portion of the audience that wants to listen, not read.
2) We have to be very aware of the quality standards of audio, just as we would for our hardcover or paperback book or ebook. It is an enduring piece of work, and our audience can tell right away whether it was well done- or not.
3) Quality audio production takes time. It will take about 5 hours per every one hour of audio (10.000 words) to get to the final high-quality result.
4) Recording an audiobook can be very time consuming and requires a controlled environment for a high quality final product.

We go through all of the steps of recording and producing an audiobook, what makes for a good studio for recording an audiobook and vocal coaching.

For those that seek even more information, I’ve created a new ebook called “5 Things You Need to Know to Make Publishing Profitable and Fun”.  Download it now! 

Become an author, without falling into the money pit that has sucked in many authors! This free ebook will get you on your way to make publishing profitable and fun!

Resources

Tina's company:  Start Something Creative Business Solutions.

How to leverage your book successfully

More about Tina: Tina Dietz is the founder and thought-leader of StartSomething Creative Business Solutions. When Tina was 2 years old, someone handed her a tape recorder – and a lifelong love affair was born. Combined with her therapist certification, she specializes in developing human potential. Tina created StartSomething to serve the mission of igniting 10,000 thriving businesses and provide outstanding small business resources, tools, coaching, and opportunities for small business owners. Now, along with the StartSomething team, she’s building a tribe of entrepreneurial, creative people who are community and thought leaders, who live well and desire to unleash their voices. 

Tina has been featured in Forbes and INC magazines, on ABC and all over podcasts.  She also lives between Costa Rica and the US – I love that!

 

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