Krystal Wascher is an audiobook producer and online educator who helps aspiring narrators and self-published authors leverage the power of audio to reach new audiences.
In addition to offering full audiobook narration and editing services, Krystal is also the creator of “Audiobook School,” an online learning center that teaches aspiring audiobook narrators, authors, and bloggers how to create high-quality audio products.
Like many online entrepreneurs, Krystal started her career in the corporate sector but quickly discovered that life as an attorney wasn’t as fulfilling as she had hoped. In an effort to find a creative outlet, she began narrating audiobooks in her free time. She quickly discovered that there was a high demand for freelance audiobook narration and made the leap to starting an audiobook production and training business in 2015.
Here are the fun nuggets from the interview:
Fun nugget #1: As a self-published author, you are leaving 30%-35% of your sales on the table if you are not offering your book in an audiobook format
Fun nugget #2: Saturation is much lower in the audiobook format; your work is more likely to be found among the “noise” of all of the books being published today
Fun nugget #3: Authors Republic is a great choice for the international author (ACX is available only to authors in the US and the UK)
Fun nugget #4: The decision on whether you should outsource your audiobook narration or not is based on the book genre, your personality, and your affinity for technology
Fun nugget #5: Use your audiobook production as the final proofread of your book (quality control)
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