How To Make an Audiobook
Everything You Need to Know to Record Your Audiobook at Home
More and more people are listening to audiobooks than ever before. Don’t miss out on the trend!
Want to make your own audiobook?
We’ll show you how!
More people than ever are listening to audiobooks. In fact, the audiobook market share is expected to grow from $3.3 billion in 2020 to $15 billion in 2027.
People are busy and don’t necessarily have time to read, but they do have time to listen. Since you’ve taken the time to write your book, it’s crucial that you make it available in the formats that your readers want.
This Course Will Help You:
Narrate with Confidence
We provide tips and best practices to make sure you narrate your book with confidence and professionalism.
Buy the Right Tech and Gear
It can be difficult to figure out which equipment to purchase for your home recording studio. We’ve simplified the process through our own trial and error, and we share with you the gear we use and recommend for quality and affordability.
Learn To Do What We Do
We have a decade of experience working with hundreds of authors to publish and promote their books. We show you every step we take and every trick we’ve learned to produce professional-sounding audiobooks.
Save Time and Money
With insider tips on where and how to hire the right people to narrate and/or edit your book, you won’t make the same mistakes we did when first starting out.
What Our Authors Have to Say
“I was guided through each step of the process from rough draft to completed manuscript to printed book available online, with patience and professionalism. I was never left wondering, ‘what happens next?'”
“Joel provided outstanding guidance and advice in helping us successfully launch our best-selling book, Cultural Transformations! Joel not only has a brilliant mind but he is a creative and savvy strategist who knows the book publishing industry and what’s going to work and not!”
“I have worked closely with Launch My Book on the publication of People Tools, and their experience and energy helped my book to end up on the New York Times Bestseller list.”
It’s easier than ever to create your own audiobook
This course will teach you everything you need to know to professionally set up a home studio, narrate, and publish your own audiobook.
What You’ll Get
Step-by-step guidance to go from finished manuscript to professional audiobook
Whether it’s deciding who should narrate your book, how to set up a studio and record it, where to find an editor or teaching you how to set up an account, we’ve included easy-to-follow, step-by-step instruction to make the process as painless as possible.
Access to our online community
Once you enroll, you’ll be invited to our private Facebook group where you can access our team directly to get help.
Zero affiliate links
None of the platforms or organizations that we recommend in the course are paying us to promote them. We’re doing so simply because they’re the best, and we use them, too.
Your one-time fee gives you lifetime access so you can go at your own pace, and/or revisit the course when you’re ready to publish your next book. Plus, you’ll automatically gain access to any changes and updates we implement to keep up with the industry over time.
An information-packed ebook
This course comes with text-based lessons as well as an information-packed ebook that includes checklists, detailed instructions and even email templates to help you every step of the way.
For only $49.99, you get:
8 Value-Packed Video Tutorials
offered in easily digestible snippets
A Detailed, Easy-to-Read Ebook
including checklists, how-tos, email templates and more
Access to Your Instructor
Joel Pitney and our online community
What You’ll Learn
Course Curriculum: How to Make an Audiobook
Intro to Recording Your Audiobook (7:53)
A discussion on the importance of offering an audiobook version of your book.
To Narrate Yourself or Hire a Pro? (4:28)
A framework for deciding which option will best suit you and your book.
How to Set Up an Account with ACX (6:05)
An overview of Amazon ACX and step-by-step instructions for properly setting up your account.
Hiring a Narrator (If You’re NOT Narrating) (7:53)
Tips and best practices for hiring a narrator for your book, including where, how and what to look for.
Setting Up a Home Studio on a Budget (7:05)
A discussion of the gear we use and recommend for quality and affordability, plus how and where in your house to create a studio.
Finding an Audio Editor (If You’re Narrating) (7:53)
Tips and best practices for hiring an audio editor for your book, including where, how and what to look for.
Pro Tips for Better Recording (9:31)
Best practices for recording the best possible sound, plus what exactly you need to say/read to pass ACX requirements.
Publishing Your Audiobook (5:58)
Step-by-step instructions for uploading your audio files to ACX and going live.
This Course is For You if…
…you’ve already published a book, or are planning to self publish your manuscript and want to create an audiobook version
…you want an honest, simple, no B.S. guide to recording your own audiobook
…you don’t want to just wing it; you want your audiobook to look and sound as professional as it would if you were traditionally published
Our Core Values
Our courses should be easy to follow, user friendly, and the pathway should be determined by the author.
We share a decade of industry experience helping authors publish and market bestselling books.
We don’t promise you’ll become a bestseller in 30 or even 90 days. The truth is it’s a marathon not a sprint, but we’ll give the tools you need to stay in the race.
We show you exactly what we do on a daily basis. This is up-to-date, practical working knowledge to help you become a successful author.
About Your Instructor
Hi, I’m Joel Pitney.
I’ve been helping authors get published for a decade, and I want to help you, too.
I helped launch my first book onto the New York Times Bestseller list, and soon began working with a wide range of authors to help bring their books to the world. Over the years, I’ve seen handfuls of other agencies and courses pop up with promises to help authors become bestsellers overnight, or to publish their books in only 30 days. These claims drive me crazy because they’re either untrue, or cutting corners. Neither leads to feeling successful and professional.
In this course, I help you take advantage of the growing audiobook trend by recording the most professional version of your book as possible, all without leaving the house.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long do I have to access the course?
You’ll have lifetime access for a one-time payment.
How long does this course take?
The course consists of eight video lessons as well as a beautifully designed ebook, and can be completed in less than a day, but the act of actually recording your book usually takes 15-20 hours, plus time for editing and publishing.
What equipment/tools will I need to complete the course?
At the beginning of the course, you will only need a computer, an email account and your finished manuscript. We will walk you through your options for recording equipment inside the course.
What if I need help?
We have a free, private Facebook group where you can ask Joel and the team any questions you have related to the course. If you still need more help, we offer one-on-one consultations as well.
Will I have additional expenses after the course?
Yes. If you choose to record yourself (instead of hiring a narrator), you’ll need to set up a home studio. You’ll also need to hire a professional audio editor (unless you have experience yourself). We provide a list of options at all ends of the pricing spectrum for you to choose from.
What if I’m unhappy with the course?
We’ve truly given this course our all, but if you’re not getting what you expected, we offer a 30-day money back guarantee. If you are unhappy with the course for any reason, let us know and we will refund your payment within 30 days.
When does the course start?
You can start as soon as you enroll and go at your own pace.
Where is this course held?
We’ve chosen to host our online courses on Teachable’s popular and secure platform.
Where will my audiobook be distributed?
We publish through Amazon ACX, which makes your audiobook available on Audible, iTunes and Amazon.
Everything you need to know to record your own audiobook
Get lifetime access to the full course for just $49.99
Ready to record?
Publishing your book can be a life changing experience. We want to help you do it right.
We’ve genuinely packed this course full of everything we’ve learned in a decade of industry experience, and organized it into a simple, easy-to-understand timeline to remove all the stress from one of your most exciting endeavors: bringing your audiobook to life.
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