Karen White

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Karen White has been creating audiobooks since 1999 and has more than 350 titles to her credit, recording for Audible Studios, Blackstone Publishing, Books-on-Tape, Dreamscape, Harper Audio, Hachette Audio, Highbridge Audio, Penguin Random House Audio, Tantor Media as well as indie authors and publishers. She’s a multiple winner of Earphones Awards, Publisher’s Weekly and Listening Journal Starred Reviews, and is a three-time Audie Finalist. She lives with her family and probably too many pets in coastal NC.

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Karen White I think you're asking about publishing in audio? If so, I'd say try to get it published in print first. Then you can try and sell the audio rights to…moreI think you're asking about publishing in audio? If so, I'd say try to get it published in print first. Then you can try and sell the audio rights to an audiobook publisher. If you are self-publishing, I would get the ebook out first and do a real marketing push on that. If you sell enough, you may be able to get an audiobook publisher interested. Or, you may be able to save enough to invest in the audiobook (and will have a better idea if the investment is worth it.)
I don't think it's worth using just any old narrator who will work for free just to get it in audio. Bad reviews on the audio version can affect all your sales. You may be able to get a good narrator to do a royalty share with you, which would mean less initial up front investment for you, but just like a publisher, a smart narrator won't do that unless there's a promise of good sales. Only a very inexperienced narrator who is just looking for any work to get practice would take on such a project.

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Karen White Hi Diana,

To create an audiobook that is ready for sale, I charge $350 per finished hour (how long the book is when complete). This includes my…more
Hi Diana,

To create an audiobook that is ready for sale, I charge $350 per finished hour (how long the book is when complete). This includes my recorded performance, editing, quality control and post production. You can reach me at kewbel@gmail.com if you have further questions.

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Karen
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