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Audiobooks

Audiobook
Production 

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At Thinking Audio Inc., we take pride in producing high-quality audiobooks that immerse listeners in the author's story. Our team of professional voice actors and sound designers work together to create a captivating experience that keeps listeners engaged from start to finish.

Audiobook production is a multi-step process that involves the recording and editing of spoken word content to create an audio version of your book. Here is an overview of the audiobook production process:

Pre-production Planning:

Rights and Permissions: Ensure that the necessary rights and permissions are obtained from the author or copyright holder to create an audiobook.

Script Preparation: Convert the written text of the book into a script suitable for narration. This may involve making adjustments for clarity in an audio format, such as indicating chapter breaks or describing non-verbal actions.

Casting: Select a narrator or narrators for the audiobook. The choice of narrator is crucial as their voice should match the tone and style of the book.

 

Recording:

Narration: The narrator(s) read the script aloud, recording each section of the book separately. They must maintain a consistent tone and pace throughout.

Quality Control: Monitor the recording sessions to ensure the audio quality is high and that there are no mistakes or background noise. Retakes may be necessary.

Editing:

Audio Editing: Edit the recorded audio to remove any mistakes, long pauses, or other unwanted noises. Ensure that the narration flows smoothly.

 

Addition of Sound Effects or Music (Optional): Depending on the book's genre and style, sound effects or background music may be added during the editing process to enhance the listening experience.

Proofing:

Quality Assurance: Listen to the edited audio carefully to check for any remaining errors, inconsistencies, or sound issues.

Mastering:

Audio Mastering: Apply final audio processing to ensure consistent volume levels and overall sound quality.

Formatting:

Chapter Segmentation: Divide the audiobook into chapters or sections to make it easy for listeners to navigate.

Post-production Quality Control:

Conduct a final quality check to ensure that the audiobook meets industry standards and is free of any technical issues.

Distribution:

Digital Platforms: Prepare the audiobook files in the required formats (e.g., MP3, AAC) for distribution to online audiobook platforms like Audible, iTunes, or other audiobook retailers.

 

Audiobook production can be a complex and time-consuming process, but it is essential for creating a high-quality audio version of your book that can reach a broader audience.  

FAQ

HOW LONG WOULD IT TAKE TO PRODUCE MY AUDIOBOOK

Production time varies taking into account there’s a lot to factor in; the length of the book, the narrator’s availability and research. But it generally takes 4 to 6 weeks to produce your standard audiobook.

HOW DO YOU CHOOSE THE NARRATOR

Our casting director will review your project, and send you up to 4 voice samples to choose from. You have the final say as to who you want to read your book.

CAN I HAVE TWO NARRATORS READ MY BOOK

Of course! If your book requires two narrators, no problem.  We can cast two narrators for your project, just add an additional $50 per finished hour.

HOW MUCH WOULD MY AUDIOBOOK COST

The cost of your audiobook is based on a Per Finished Hour. 

WHAT IF I WANT TO CANCEL

You will be emailed a link to a secure FTP site, where your audiobook will be in a distribution-ready mp3 file format.

WHERE WOULD I BE ABLE TO USE MY DISTRIBUTION-READY MP3 FILE

Your distribution-ready mp3 file, will be good for the following audiobook retailers: ITunes, Audible, Audiobook.com and many more audio retailers.

Contact us today to bring your story to life in audio. 

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