Are you an author looking to expand your reach and make your book available in more formats? If so, turning it into an audiobook is a great way to do so. Audiobooks are becoming increasingly popular, and with the rise of podcasting, it’s easier than ever to create your own audiobook. In this episode, we’ll discuss how to turn a book into an audiobook using a podcast.
The first step in turning your book into an audiobook is to record the audio. You can do this yourself, or you can hire a professional narrator to do it for you. If you’re recording the audio yourself, you’ll need a good microphone and a quiet space to record in like Blake’s Booth Podcasting Studio. You’ll also need to be familiar with audio editing software, such as Audacity, to edit the audio and make sure it’s of a high quality.
Once you’ve recorded the audio, you’ll need to upload it to a podcast hosting platform. There are a number of podcast hosting platforms available, such as Libsyn, Podbean, Spreaker and of course Buzzsprout. These platforms will allow you to upload your audio files and create a podcast feed.
Once your podcast feed is set up, you’ll need to create a podcast cover art. This is the image that will appear on podcast directories, such as iTunes and Stitcher. You can create your own cover art, or you can hire a professional designer to do it for you.
Once your podcast is set up, you’ll need to promote it. You can do this by submitting your podcast to podcast directories, such as iTunes and Stitcher. You should also promote your podcast on social media, in newsletters, and on your website.
Finally, you’ll need to create an audiobook version of your book. You can do this by taking the audio files from your podcast and combining them into a single file. You can then upload this file to an audiobook platform, such as Audible or iTunes.
Turning your book into an audiobook using a podcast is a great way to reach a wider audience and make your book available in more formats. It’s a relatively simple process, and with a bit of effort, you can have your audiobook up and running in no time.
- Increased Audience Reach: Podcasts can reach a much wider audience than books, as they are available to listen to on a variety of platforms, including iTunes, Spotify, and Stitcher.
- Increased Engagement: Podcasts are a great way to engage with your audience and build relationships with them. You can use the podcast to discuss topics related to the book, answer questions, and provide additional insights.
- Increased Visibility: Podcasts can help to increase the visibility of your book, as they are often featured on popular podcast directories and can be shared on social media.
- Increased Accessibility: Podcasts are much more accessible than books, as they can be listened to on the go, while commuting, or while doing other activities.
- Increased Revenue: Podcasts can be monetized, allowing you to generate additional revenue from your book.
Audio is so much more intimate, especially when you’re authentic and honest. Your listeners get a feel for who you are and what you’re like. You can bond and connect with them, which will make them care more about your art.
It’s like sitting down to coffee with them one-on-one. And now more than ever, many authors are doing it and it’s more than just audiobooks.
Podcasting can help you become more of an authority in your space. You can also create goodwill by offering free, valuable information, and your listeners can more easily be converted to customers because they will become like friends.
The great part about this type of podcast is you don’t have to spend as much time creating content. It’s already been done. You just need to take it and re-package using your own voice.
You will need to provide a steady stream of fresh, engaging content, and it needs to be thoughtful and value-packed. You’ll spend a lot of time prepping for this type of podcast, but if you do it right, you will reap some awesome rewards. You can also use it to discuss behind the scenes, plots or character creations…the options are endless, take a listen and share this episode!