Reading a collection of words, more commonly known as reading books, has been the oldest form of entertainment for the privileged. As time has gone on and reading has become necessary and accessible to more…and let’s be honest here, illiteracy is an issue and we should acknowledge that…we want to ask the question: what’s next?
We have traditionally-printed novels, in the masses. There are eBooks, in the millions, for those who like to read on the run. The technology which has given us audiobooks makes it easier for those just as busy to listen and work, not losing out on the art of reading. Visual storytelling, choose-your-own adventure stories, Kindle in Motion…the list goes on!
But what technology is on the current rise? What can inspire the next generation of readers – to keep the act of reading alive?
Do you see yourself creating a robot, or purchasing one, to have creative discussions with about the books you’re reading? Or maybe using voice tech, we can pick and choose who we want to narrate the book we’re reading when it’s convenient for us.
What do you think is next? And what’s your favorite way or ways to read?
We received a package last week that contained a nice bunch of recent releases in physical format. One of them being this mystery by Kathleen Concannon.
A sacred national park.
Park Ranger Dana Madison isn’t a homicide detective anymore, or is she? Singled out by the President to investigate a string of mysterious deaths in the country’s national parks, Madison has no idea why she was selected, or why she’s leading an unlikely cast of characters in a frantic search for answers.
When the chase leads her deep into the Rocky Mountains, Madison discovers potential motives that shock her. Is there a link to Native American tribes as the President suspects? Will she find a chilling connection to the case that ended her career as a homicide detective?
*EDIT: This has been updated for the remainder of April’s releases! We hope to have a longer list every month and include all other releases we work on!*
Hello dear followers!
We’ve decided to share with you all every publication we have had in the last month! We are so proud to represent such amazing and talented authors that we couldn’t keep these to ourselves. Without further ado, these are the latest and greatest releases in the audiobook department:
Amelia Wilde //ENDLESS KISS Series
Ivy Layne // 2 TITLES
THE BILLIONAIRE’S ANGEL
ENGAGING THE BILLIONAIRE
Helen Scheuerer //HEART OF MIST
Yumoyori Wilson //DARK WISH
Jenna Wolfhart //WITCH’S FURY
L.C. Hibbett //THE SHADOW WAR
Katy Regnery //UNLOVED, A LOVE STORY
Maggie Kirton //MY FIREFLY
Joslyn Westbrook //CINDERELLA-ISH
Dan Sheehan //AFTER ACTION
Michelle Damiani //IL BEL CENTRO
Emma Dawn //HAREM OF SOULS
Molly Milligan //RAINING CATS AND DOGS
T.F. Jacobs //UNTANGLING THE BLACK WEB
Bobbi Holmes //THE GHOST OF VALENTINE PAST
J.R. Rasmussen //FORSAKEN KINGDOM
Nina Walker // 2 TITLES
Shari J. Ryan //LAST WORDS
Lew Jennings //19 MINUTES TO LIVE
Krista Street //REMEMBERED
Juno Wells, Miranda Martin //DRAGON’S HOPE
Eva Chase //DRAGON’S GUARD
Mark Stone //LOST IN THE STORM
Ripley Proserpina //BRIAR
May Dawson //WILD ANGELS
Stephanie Rose //REWRITE
J.A. Cipriano, Connor Kressley //DOOMED INFINITY MARINE
After a successful e-book launch, many authors are left wondering what to do next. Where else can they display their masterpiece? What else can they do to generate more income? How can they get more readers to see their work? What are they missing? The answer to all those questions is, an audiobook.
One of the most important aspects of a successful audiobook is the narrator. A bad narration can easily ruin a wonderful thing… fast. It’s crucial to have the right voice conveying the emotions of your story just as you envisioned it. That ‘sample’ button is what sells the listener to purchase your audiobook and that decision lays heavily on the narrator’s performance in those few quick minutes. One factor to picking the right audio publisher for your audiobook is how involved you want to be in the narrator process. Some authors want to have a say in this crucial decision and others would rather leave it up the professionals because they don’t have the slightest clue as to what makes a good narrator.
Choosing the narrator can be just as stressful as writing the actual book. Whether you are the author or the casting director, here are five key points to remember as your choosing the voice:
Check the voice pitch and pace – to be sure the person can fit the story and narrator’s role properly.
You might need a flexible audiobook narrator for multiple character voices, accents, genders, etc. in a fiction novel.
Take a step away from being the writer or producer of the book, become the listener.
Trust your intuition.
And if all else fails, especially for authors who have never done this before, search some of the best audiobook narrator lists online. They can point you in a direction you never thought of looking.