SlideShare a Scribd company logo
ThingsYou’ll NeedToday
■ Sample files -
https://techforumebookcraft2019.sched.com/event/KReb/introduction-to-
audiobook-production-for-eprdctn-people
■ Audacity 2.3.1 - https://www.audacityteam.org/download/
■ LAME MP3 encoder (Audacity plug-in) -
manual.audacityteam.org/man/faq_installation_and_plug_ins.html#lame
■ PDF reader
■ Headphones / earbuds
INTRO TO AUDIOBOOK
PRODUCTION FOR
#EPRDCTN PEOPLE
Kate Schefer & KrisTomes
Who AreWe?
■ Lerner Publishing Group, based in Minneapolis, MN
■ Children’s publisher for K-12 market
– 80% School/Library market
– 20%Trade market
■ Started making audiobooks in 2016 by repurposing audio from
enhanced FXL epubs
WHY AUDIOBOOKS?
Why Should I Bother?
■ North American audiobook sales have increased 25%
year-over-year for the past 4 years
■ Reach an audience you are not currently reaching
■ New revenue stream
■ Increase brand awareness
■ Repurposing audio in other products, such as enhanced
ebooks
PRODUCTION
ThingsYou’ll NeedToday
■ Sample files -
https://techforumebookcraft2019.sched.com/event/KReb/introduction-to-
audiobook-production-for-eprdctn-people
■ Audacity 2.3.1 - https://www.audacityteam.org/download/
■ LAME MP3 encoder (Audacity plug-in) -
manual.audacityteam.org/man/faq_installation_and_plug_ins.html#lame
■ PDF reader
■ Headphones / earbuds
AudacityToolbox
Let’sTry It!
■ Place “Silence_02.mp3” first, and “Silence_04.mp3” last
 Build in padding to offset ingestion/distribution
editing effects
■ Go to: Sample Files
 Tree to Paper
 Raw Audio
 Note naming conventions: page01 vs. page1
won’t reorder when you drag everything into the
workspace
Import and AlignTracks HINT! Leave 5 seconds of
space (silence) between
cover page audio and first
page of content
Delete OldTracks
Press X
Analyze and Amplify
Goal range: -16 to -22 Db
Export as MP3
■ File > Export> Export as MP3
■ Naming convention = ISBN_00X_MP3.mp3
■ Set Format Options to:
■ Bit Rate Mode = Average
■ Quality = 192 kbps
■ Channel Mode: Force export
to mono
■ Clear MetadataTags
■ Record Runtime
QualityAssurance
Trade with a tablemate and check the following:
■ Audio is complete and in correct order (compare against PDF)
■ Cover/title page content only occurs once
■ Pace & consistency at page turns/transitions
■ Clipping and distortion
■ Accurate run time
■ Silence prior to beginning and following end
■ Appropriate volume (-16 to -22 dB)
■ Naming convention = ISBN_00X_MP3.mp3
DISTRIBUTORS
What Distributors Need
■ Audiobook files
■ Cover
■ Metadata
Audiobook Files
■ Naming convention = ISBN_00X_MP3.mp3
■ Delivered as loose audio files, not foldered
Single-file audiobook,
like a picture book
Multi-file audiobook,
like a chapter book or novel
Covers
■ Square is preferred (no bars as filler)
■ 2400 x 2400 pixels
■ Min 72 dpi
■ 24 bit
■ Naming convention = ISBN.jpg
– Ex: 9781512448177.jpg
Metadata
■ Abridged or unabridged
■ Adult material
■ Announcement date
■ AR quiz
■ ATOS
■ Audience age range
■ Audience type
■ Audiobook copyright holder
■ Audiobook copyright year
■ Audiobook edition
■ Audiobook ISBN
■ Author name
■ Author prefix
■ Author suffix
■ Availability date
■ Award category
■ Award name
■ BISAC 1, BISAC 2, BISAC 3
■ CA SRP
■ Categorization code
■ Categorization type
■ Chapter count
■ Contains explicit language
■ Content copyright holder
■ Content copyright year
■ Copyright statements
■ Coverfilename
■ Creator bio
■ Currency
■ Description
■ Digital list price
■ Digital UPC
■ Distributor Discount
■ Distribution territory (exclude)
■ Distribution territory (include)
■ DRM Required?
Metadata (continued)
■ Edition Name
■ Expiration date
■ Fiction/nonfiction
■ Grade level
■ GRL
■ Imprint
■ ISBN 13 library
■ ISBN 13 retail
■ Keywords
■ Language (3 digit country code)
■ Length in minutes
■ Lexile
■ Library only
■ Library price
■ Library SRP
■ Main character (brand)
■ Marketing notes
■ Maximum length of audio sample
■ Narrator
■ Nonfiction subject 1, 2, 3
■ Not for sales
■ On sale date
■ Original audio release date
■ Other format
■ Other format currency
■ Other format ISBN
■ Other format SRP
■ Other format UPC
■ Pay per circ price
■ Primary genre
■ Publicity date
■ Publisher
■ Publishing status
■ Recording year
■ Requires supplemental
material?
Metadata (continued)
■ Review quotes
■ Review content
■ Review source
■ Runtime
■ Sales rights
■ Secondary genre
■ Series name
■ Series position number
■ Series total number
■ Short description
■ Simultaneous with original
book format?
■ Subtitle
■ Synopsis
■ Tags for search
■ Title
■ Title in English (if not in English)
■ Translator
■ Vendor product number
■ Winner/nominee
■ Year of award
CHOOSINGTITLES
KnowingYour Market
■ Boutique,Textbook,Trade, School/Library, Scholarly, other?
■ Physical sales area
■ Age group
■ Niche audience
– Auditory learners
– Struggling readers
– ELL/ESL students
List Building
■ Rights available
■ Work for hire vs. royalty
■ Award winners & best sellers in other formats
■ Research what your direct competitors produce
■ Customer / focus group feedback
■ Most viable title for multi-purpose
AUDIOHOUSES
Finding the Right Audiohouse
■ Rates – per word, per finished hour, per project
■ Proximity
■ Voice talent
■ Quality of sample files
■ Timeliness
■ Deliverable file formats
ThingsYou’ll Need to Supply
■ PDFs or final manuscript
– Marked up with what not to record
■ Pronunciation guides
■ Casting preferences
■ Pacing preferences
■ Realistic timelines
Things the Audiohouse Should Supply
■ Fully mastered final audio in your preferred format
■ Final audio delivered per page, with your naming convention
– We like to use Page01.mp3, Page02.mp3, etc.
– Hint: If a chapter book has sentences continued across pages, ask them
to record the full sentence within the first page’s MP3 file so you don’t
have to splice them together during production
■ At least 1 round of revisions included in SOW, with a reasonable turnaround
time
MORE PRACTICE
Want More Practice?
■ Practice on “Safe Zone” in Sample Files
■ Chapter books use same process, but for each chapter/section of the book
 Follow PDF to see where chapters begin and end
 Drag just one chapter’s page files (along with Silence_02 and _04)
into Audacity to make one .mp3 file per chapter
 Frontmatter likeTitle Page, Dedication, Epigraph, and Prologue can
all be grouped together, or separated to your preference
 Same for backmatter like Epilogue, Author’s Note, About the Author, etc.
QUESTIONS?

More Related Content

More from BookNet Canada

New from BookNet Canada for 2024: Loan Stars - Tech Forum 2024
New from BookNet Canada for 2024: Loan Stars - Tech Forum 2024New from BookNet Canada for 2024: Loan Stars - Tech Forum 2024
New from BookNet Canada for 2024: Loan Stars - Tech Forum 2024
BookNet Canada
 
Transcript: New from BookNet Canada for 2024: BNC SalesData and LibraryData -...
Transcript: New from BookNet Canada for 2024: BNC SalesData and LibraryData -...Transcript: New from BookNet Canada for 2024: BNC SalesData and LibraryData -...
Transcript: New from BookNet Canada for 2024: BNC SalesData and LibraryData -...
BookNet Canada
 
Transcript: Green paths: Learning from publishers’ sustainability journeys - ...
Transcript: Green paths: Learning from publishers’ sustainability journeys - ...Transcript: Green paths: Learning from publishers’ sustainability journeys - ...
Transcript: Green paths: Learning from publishers’ sustainability journeys - ...
BookNet Canada
 
Green paths: Learning from publishers’ sustainability journeys - Tech Forum 2024
Green paths: Learning from publishers’ sustainability journeys - Tech Forum 2024Green paths: Learning from publishers’ sustainability journeys - Tech Forum 2024
Green paths: Learning from publishers’ sustainability journeys - Tech Forum 2024
BookNet Canada
 
Transcript: Book industry state of the nation 2024 - Tech Forum 2024
Transcript: Book industry state of the nation 2024 - Tech Forum 2024Transcript: Book industry state of the nation 2024 - Tech Forum 2024
Transcript: Book industry state of the nation 2024 - Tech Forum 2024
BookNet Canada
 
Book industry state of the nation 2024 - Tech Forum 2024
Book industry state of the nation 2024 - Tech Forum 2024Book industry state of the nation 2024 - Tech Forum 2024
Book industry state of the nation 2024 - Tech Forum 2024
BookNet Canada
 
Trending now: Book subjects on the move in the Canadian market - Tech Forum 2024
Trending now: Book subjects on the move in the Canadian market - Tech Forum 2024Trending now: Book subjects on the move in the Canadian market - Tech Forum 2024
Trending now: Book subjects on the move in the Canadian market - Tech Forum 2024
BookNet Canada
 
Transcript: Trending now: Book subjects on the move in the Canadian market - ...
Transcript: Trending now: Book subjects on the move in the Canadian market - ...Transcript: Trending now: Book subjects on the move in the Canadian market - ...
Transcript: Trending now: Book subjects on the move in the Canadian market - ...
BookNet Canada
 
Transcript: New stores, new views: Booksellers adapting engaging and thriving...
Transcript: New stores, new views: Booksellers adapting engaging and thriving...Transcript: New stores, new views: Booksellers adapting engaging and thriving...
Transcript: New stores, new views: Booksellers adapting engaging and thriving...
BookNet Canada
 
Show and tell: What’s in your tech stack? - Tech Forum 2023
Show and tell: What’s in your tech stack? - Tech Forum 2023Show and tell: What’s in your tech stack? - Tech Forum 2023
Show and tell: What’s in your tech stack? - Tech Forum 2023
BookNet Canada
 
Transcript: Show and tell: What’s in your tech stack? - Tech Forum 2023
Transcript: Show and tell: What’s in your tech stack? - Tech Forum 2023Transcript: Show and tell: What’s in your tech stack? - Tech Forum 2023
Transcript: Show and tell: What’s in your tech stack? - Tech Forum 2023
BookNet Canada
 
Transcript: Redefining the book supply chain: A glimpse into the future - Tec...
Transcript: Redefining the book supply chain: A glimpse into the future - Tec...Transcript: Redefining the book supply chain: A glimpse into the future - Tec...
Transcript: Redefining the book supply chain: A glimpse into the future - Tec...
BookNet Canada
 
Redefining the book supply chain: A glimpse into the future - Tech Forum 2023
Redefining the book supply chain: A glimpse into the future - Tech Forum 2023Redefining the book supply chain: A glimpse into the future - Tech Forum 2023
Redefining the book supply chain: A glimpse into the future - Tech Forum 2023
BookNet Canada
 
Transcript: The Details of Description Techniques tips and tangents on altern...
Transcript: The Details of Description Techniques tips and tangents on altern...Transcript: The Details of Description Techniques tips and tangents on altern...
Transcript: The Details of Description Techniques tips and tangents on altern...
BookNet Canada
 
The details of description: Techniques, tips, and tangents on alternative tex...
The details of description: Techniques, tips, and tangents on alternative tex...The details of description: Techniques, tips, and tangents on alternative tex...
The details of description: Techniques, tips, and tangents on alternative tex...
BookNet Canada
 
Future Book(s): Sharing Ideas on Books and (Art) Publishing - Tech Forum 2023
Future Book(s): Sharing Ideas on Books and (Art) Publishing - Tech Forum 2023Future Book(s): Sharing Ideas on Books and (Art) Publishing - Tech Forum 2023
Future Book(s): Sharing Ideas on Books and (Art) Publishing - Tech Forum 2023
BookNet Canada
 
Transcript: Future Book(s): Sharing Ideas on Books and (Art) Publishing - Tec...
Transcript: Future Book(s): Sharing Ideas on Books and (Art) Publishing - Tec...Transcript: Future Book(s): Sharing Ideas on Books and (Art) Publishing - Tec...
Transcript: Future Book(s): Sharing Ideas on Books and (Art) Publishing - Tec...
BookNet Canada
 
Give them what they need: A case study of what retailers can accomplish with ...
Give them what they need: A case study of what retailers can accomplish with ...Give them what they need: A case study of what retailers can accomplish with ...
Give them what they need: A case study of what retailers can accomplish with ...
BookNet Canada
 
Transcript: Give them what they need: A case study of what retailers can acco...
Transcript: Give them what they need: A case study of what retailers can acco...Transcript: Give them what they need: A case study of what retailers can acco...
Transcript: Give them what they need: A case study of what retailers can acco...
BookNet Canada
 
#StandardsGoals for 2023 Standards & certification roundup - Tech Forum 2023
#StandardsGoals for 2023 Standards & certification roundup - Tech Forum 2023#StandardsGoals for 2023 Standards & certification roundup - Tech Forum 2023
#StandardsGoals for 2023 Standards & certification roundup - Tech Forum 2023
BookNet Canada
 

More from BookNet Canada (20)

New from BookNet Canada for 2024: Loan Stars - Tech Forum 2024
New from BookNet Canada for 2024: Loan Stars - Tech Forum 2024New from BookNet Canada for 2024: Loan Stars - Tech Forum 2024
New from BookNet Canada for 2024: Loan Stars - Tech Forum 2024
 
Transcript: New from BookNet Canada for 2024: BNC SalesData and LibraryData -...
Transcript: New from BookNet Canada for 2024: BNC SalesData and LibraryData -...Transcript: New from BookNet Canada for 2024: BNC SalesData and LibraryData -...
Transcript: New from BookNet Canada for 2024: BNC SalesData and LibraryData -...
 
Transcript: Green paths: Learning from publishers’ sustainability journeys - ...
Transcript: Green paths: Learning from publishers’ sustainability journeys - ...Transcript: Green paths: Learning from publishers’ sustainability journeys - ...
Transcript: Green paths: Learning from publishers’ sustainability journeys - ...
 
Green paths: Learning from publishers’ sustainability journeys - Tech Forum 2024
Green paths: Learning from publishers’ sustainability journeys - Tech Forum 2024Green paths: Learning from publishers’ sustainability journeys - Tech Forum 2024
Green paths: Learning from publishers’ sustainability journeys - Tech Forum 2024
 
Transcript: Book industry state of the nation 2024 - Tech Forum 2024
Transcript: Book industry state of the nation 2024 - Tech Forum 2024Transcript: Book industry state of the nation 2024 - Tech Forum 2024
Transcript: Book industry state of the nation 2024 - Tech Forum 2024
 
Book industry state of the nation 2024 - Tech Forum 2024
Book industry state of the nation 2024 - Tech Forum 2024Book industry state of the nation 2024 - Tech Forum 2024
Book industry state of the nation 2024 - Tech Forum 2024
 
Trending now: Book subjects on the move in the Canadian market - Tech Forum 2024
Trending now: Book subjects on the move in the Canadian market - Tech Forum 2024Trending now: Book subjects on the move in the Canadian market - Tech Forum 2024
Trending now: Book subjects on the move in the Canadian market - Tech Forum 2024
 
Transcript: Trending now: Book subjects on the move in the Canadian market - ...
Transcript: Trending now: Book subjects on the move in the Canadian market - ...Transcript: Trending now: Book subjects on the move in the Canadian market - ...
Transcript: Trending now: Book subjects on the move in the Canadian market - ...
 
Transcript: New stores, new views: Booksellers adapting engaging and thriving...
Transcript: New stores, new views: Booksellers adapting engaging and thriving...Transcript: New stores, new views: Booksellers adapting engaging and thriving...
Transcript: New stores, new views: Booksellers adapting engaging and thriving...
 
Show and tell: What’s in your tech stack? - Tech Forum 2023
Show and tell: What’s in your tech stack? - Tech Forum 2023Show and tell: What’s in your tech stack? - Tech Forum 2023
Show and tell: What’s in your tech stack? - Tech Forum 2023
 
Transcript: Show and tell: What’s in your tech stack? - Tech Forum 2023
Transcript: Show and tell: What’s in your tech stack? - Tech Forum 2023Transcript: Show and tell: What’s in your tech stack? - Tech Forum 2023
Transcript: Show and tell: What’s in your tech stack? - Tech Forum 2023
 
Transcript: Redefining the book supply chain: A glimpse into the future - Tec...
Transcript: Redefining the book supply chain: A glimpse into the future - Tec...Transcript: Redefining the book supply chain: A glimpse into the future - Tec...
Transcript: Redefining the book supply chain: A glimpse into the future - Tec...
 
Redefining the book supply chain: A glimpse into the future - Tech Forum 2023
Redefining the book supply chain: A glimpse into the future - Tech Forum 2023Redefining the book supply chain: A glimpse into the future - Tech Forum 2023
Redefining the book supply chain: A glimpse into the future - Tech Forum 2023
 
Transcript: The Details of Description Techniques tips and tangents on altern...
Transcript: The Details of Description Techniques tips and tangents on altern...Transcript: The Details of Description Techniques tips and tangents on altern...
Transcript: The Details of Description Techniques tips and tangents on altern...
 
The details of description: Techniques, tips, and tangents on alternative tex...
The details of description: Techniques, tips, and tangents on alternative tex...The details of description: Techniques, tips, and tangents on alternative tex...
The details of description: Techniques, tips, and tangents on alternative tex...
 
Future Book(s): Sharing Ideas on Books and (Art) Publishing - Tech Forum 2023
Future Book(s): Sharing Ideas on Books and (Art) Publishing - Tech Forum 2023Future Book(s): Sharing Ideas on Books and (Art) Publishing - Tech Forum 2023
Future Book(s): Sharing Ideas on Books and (Art) Publishing - Tech Forum 2023
 
Transcript: Future Book(s): Sharing Ideas on Books and (Art) Publishing - Tec...
Transcript: Future Book(s): Sharing Ideas on Books and (Art) Publishing - Tec...Transcript: Future Book(s): Sharing Ideas on Books and (Art) Publishing - Tec...
Transcript: Future Book(s): Sharing Ideas on Books and (Art) Publishing - Tec...
 
Give them what they need: A case study of what retailers can accomplish with ...
Give them what they need: A case study of what retailers can accomplish with ...Give them what they need: A case study of what retailers can accomplish with ...
Give them what they need: A case study of what retailers can accomplish with ...
 
Transcript: Give them what they need: A case study of what retailers can acco...
Transcript: Give them what they need: A case study of what retailers can acco...Transcript: Give them what they need: A case study of what retailers can acco...
Transcript: Give them what they need: A case study of what retailers can acco...
 
#StandardsGoals for 2023 Standards & certification roundup - Tech Forum 2023
#StandardsGoals for 2023 Standards & certification roundup - Tech Forum 2023#StandardsGoals for 2023 Standards & certification roundup - Tech Forum 2023
#StandardsGoals for 2023 Standards & certification roundup - Tech Forum 2023
 

Recently uploaded

Presentatie 4. Jochen Cremer - TU Delft 28 mei 2024
Presentatie 4. Jochen Cremer - TU Delft 28 mei 2024Presentatie 4. Jochen Cremer - TU Delft 28 mei 2024
Presentatie 4. Jochen Cremer - TU Delft 28 mei 2024
Dutch Power
 
Competition and Regulation in Professions and Occupations – OECD – June 2024 ...
Competition and Regulation in Professions and Occupations – OECD – June 2024 ...Competition and Regulation in Professions and Occupations – OECD – June 2024 ...
Competition and Regulation in Professions and Occupations – OECD – June 2024 ...
OECD Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs
 
Gregory Harris - Cycle 2 - Civics Presentation
Gregory Harris - Cycle 2 - Civics PresentationGregory Harris - Cycle 2 - Civics Presentation
Gregory Harris - Cycle 2 - Civics Presentation
gharris9
 
Suzanne Lagerweij - Influence Without Power - Why Empathy is Your Best Friend...
Suzanne Lagerweij - Influence Without Power - Why Empathy is Your Best Friend...Suzanne Lagerweij - Influence Without Power - Why Empathy is Your Best Friend...
Suzanne Lagerweij - Influence Without Power - Why Empathy is Your Best Friend...
Suzanne Lagerweij
 
Updated diagnosis. Cause and treatment of hypothyroidism
Updated diagnosis. Cause and treatment of hypothyroidismUpdated diagnosis. Cause and treatment of hypothyroidism
Updated diagnosis. Cause and treatment of hypothyroidism
Faculty of Medicine And Health Sciences
 
2024-05-30_meetup_devops_aix-marseille.pdf
2024-05-30_meetup_devops_aix-marseille.pdf2024-05-30_meetup_devops_aix-marseille.pdf
2024-05-30_meetup_devops_aix-marseille.pdf
Frederic Leger
 
Mẫu PPT kế hoạch làm việc sáng tạo cho nửa cuối năm PowerPoint
Mẫu PPT kế hoạch làm việc sáng tạo cho nửa cuối năm PowerPointMẫu PPT kế hoạch làm việc sáng tạo cho nửa cuối năm PowerPoint
Mẫu PPT kế hoạch làm việc sáng tạo cho nửa cuối năm PowerPoint
1990 Media
 
Tom tresser burning issue.pptx My Burning issue
Tom tresser burning issue.pptx My Burning issueTom tresser burning issue.pptx My Burning issue
Tom tresser burning issue.pptx My Burning issue
amekonnen
 
Carrer goals.pptx and their importance in real life
Carrer goals.pptx  and their importance in real lifeCarrer goals.pptx  and their importance in real life
Carrer goals.pptx and their importance in real life
artemacademy2
 
Supercharge your AI - SSP Industry Breakout Session 2024-v2_1.pdf
Supercharge your AI - SSP Industry Breakout Session 2024-v2_1.pdfSupercharge your AI - SSP Industry Breakout Session 2024-v2_1.pdf
Supercharge your AI - SSP Industry Breakout Session 2024-v2_1.pdf
Access Innovations, Inc.
 
Collapsing Narratives: Exploring Non-Linearity • a micro report by Rosie Wells
Collapsing Narratives: Exploring Non-Linearity • a micro report by Rosie WellsCollapsing Narratives: Exploring Non-Linearity • a micro report by Rosie Wells
Collapsing Narratives: Exploring Non-Linearity • a micro report by Rosie Wells
Rosie Wells
 
Presentatie 8. Joost van der Linde & Daniel Anderton - Eliq 28 mei 2024
Presentatie 8. Joost van der Linde & Daniel Anderton - Eliq 28 mei 2024Presentatie 8. Joost van der Linde & Daniel Anderton - Eliq 28 mei 2024
Presentatie 8. Joost van der Linde & Daniel Anderton - Eliq 28 mei 2024
Dutch Power
 
Burning Issue Presentation By Kenmaryon.pdf
Burning Issue Presentation By Kenmaryon.pdfBurning Issue Presentation By Kenmaryon.pdf
Burning Issue Presentation By Kenmaryon.pdf
kkirkland2
 
Media as a Mind Controlling Strategy In Old and Modern Era
Media as a Mind Controlling Strategy In Old and Modern EraMedia as a Mind Controlling Strategy In Old and Modern Era
Media as a Mind Controlling Strategy In Old and Modern Era
faizulhassanfaiz1670
 
ASONAM2023_presection_slide_track-recommendation.pdf
ASONAM2023_presection_slide_track-recommendation.pdfASONAM2023_presection_slide_track-recommendation.pdf
ASONAM2023_presection_slide_track-recommendation.pdf
ToshihiroIto4
 
Mastering the Concepts Tested in the Databricks Certified Data Engineer Assoc...
Mastering the Concepts Tested in the Databricks Certified Data Engineer Assoc...Mastering the Concepts Tested in the Databricks Certified Data Engineer Assoc...
Mastering the Concepts Tested in the Databricks Certified Data Engineer Assoc...
SkillCertProExams
 
Gregory Harris' Civics Presentation.pptx
Gregory Harris' Civics Presentation.pptxGregory Harris' Civics Presentation.pptx
Gregory Harris' Civics Presentation.pptx
gharris9
 
Competition and Regulation in Professions and Occupations – ROBSON – June 202...
Competition and Regulation in Professions and Occupations – ROBSON – June 202...Competition and Regulation in Professions and Occupations – ROBSON – June 202...
Competition and Regulation in Professions and Occupations – ROBSON – June 202...
OECD Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs
 
XP 2024 presentation: A New Look to Leadership
XP 2024 presentation: A New Look to LeadershipXP 2024 presentation: A New Look to Leadership
XP 2024 presentation: A New Look to Leadership
samililja
 

Recently uploaded (19)

Presentatie 4. Jochen Cremer - TU Delft 28 mei 2024
Presentatie 4. Jochen Cremer - TU Delft 28 mei 2024Presentatie 4. Jochen Cremer - TU Delft 28 mei 2024
Presentatie 4. Jochen Cremer - TU Delft 28 mei 2024
 
Competition and Regulation in Professions and Occupations – OECD – June 2024 ...
Competition and Regulation in Professions and Occupations – OECD – June 2024 ...Competition and Regulation in Professions and Occupations – OECD – June 2024 ...
Competition and Regulation in Professions and Occupations – OECD – June 2024 ...
 
Gregory Harris - Cycle 2 - Civics Presentation
Gregory Harris - Cycle 2 - Civics PresentationGregory Harris - Cycle 2 - Civics Presentation
Gregory Harris - Cycle 2 - Civics Presentation
 
Suzanne Lagerweij - Influence Without Power - Why Empathy is Your Best Friend...
Suzanne Lagerweij - Influence Without Power - Why Empathy is Your Best Friend...Suzanne Lagerweij - Influence Without Power - Why Empathy is Your Best Friend...
Suzanne Lagerweij - Influence Without Power - Why Empathy is Your Best Friend...
 
Updated diagnosis. Cause and treatment of hypothyroidism
Updated diagnosis. Cause and treatment of hypothyroidismUpdated diagnosis. Cause and treatment of hypothyroidism
Updated diagnosis. Cause and treatment of hypothyroidism
 
2024-05-30_meetup_devops_aix-marseille.pdf
2024-05-30_meetup_devops_aix-marseille.pdf2024-05-30_meetup_devops_aix-marseille.pdf
2024-05-30_meetup_devops_aix-marseille.pdf
 
Mẫu PPT kế hoạch làm việc sáng tạo cho nửa cuối năm PowerPoint
Mẫu PPT kế hoạch làm việc sáng tạo cho nửa cuối năm PowerPointMẫu PPT kế hoạch làm việc sáng tạo cho nửa cuối năm PowerPoint
Mẫu PPT kế hoạch làm việc sáng tạo cho nửa cuối năm PowerPoint
 
Tom tresser burning issue.pptx My Burning issue
Tom tresser burning issue.pptx My Burning issueTom tresser burning issue.pptx My Burning issue
Tom tresser burning issue.pptx My Burning issue
 
Carrer goals.pptx and their importance in real life
Carrer goals.pptx  and their importance in real lifeCarrer goals.pptx  and their importance in real life
Carrer goals.pptx and their importance in real life
 
Supercharge your AI - SSP Industry Breakout Session 2024-v2_1.pdf
Supercharge your AI - SSP Industry Breakout Session 2024-v2_1.pdfSupercharge your AI - SSP Industry Breakout Session 2024-v2_1.pdf
Supercharge your AI - SSP Industry Breakout Session 2024-v2_1.pdf
 
Collapsing Narratives: Exploring Non-Linearity • a micro report by Rosie Wells
Collapsing Narratives: Exploring Non-Linearity • a micro report by Rosie WellsCollapsing Narratives: Exploring Non-Linearity • a micro report by Rosie Wells
Collapsing Narratives: Exploring Non-Linearity • a micro report by Rosie Wells
 
Presentatie 8. Joost van der Linde & Daniel Anderton - Eliq 28 mei 2024
Presentatie 8. Joost van der Linde & Daniel Anderton - Eliq 28 mei 2024Presentatie 8. Joost van der Linde & Daniel Anderton - Eliq 28 mei 2024
Presentatie 8. Joost van der Linde & Daniel Anderton - Eliq 28 mei 2024
 
Burning Issue Presentation By Kenmaryon.pdf
Burning Issue Presentation By Kenmaryon.pdfBurning Issue Presentation By Kenmaryon.pdf
Burning Issue Presentation By Kenmaryon.pdf
 
Media as a Mind Controlling Strategy In Old and Modern Era
Media as a Mind Controlling Strategy In Old and Modern EraMedia as a Mind Controlling Strategy In Old and Modern Era
Media as a Mind Controlling Strategy In Old and Modern Era
 
ASONAM2023_presection_slide_track-recommendation.pdf
ASONAM2023_presection_slide_track-recommendation.pdfASONAM2023_presection_slide_track-recommendation.pdf
ASONAM2023_presection_slide_track-recommendation.pdf
 
Mastering the Concepts Tested in the Databricks Certified Data Engineer Assoc...
Mastering the Concepts Tested in the Databricks Certified Data Engineer Assoc...Mastering the Concepts Tested in the Databricks Certified Data Engineer Assoc...
Mastering the Concepts Tested in the Databricks Certified Data Engineer Assoc...
 
Gregory Harris' Civics Presentation.pptx
Gregory Harris' Civics Presentation.pptxGregory Harris' Civics Presentation.pptx
Gregory Harris' Civics Presentation.pptx
 
Competition and Regulation in Professions and Occupations – ROBSON – June 202...
Competition and Regulation in Professions and Occupations – ROBSON – June 202...Competition and Regulation in Professions and Occupations – ROBSON – June 202...
Competition and Regulation in Professions and Occupations – ROBSON – June 202...
 
XP 2024 presentation: A New Look to Leadership
XP 2024 presentation: A New Look to LeadershipXP 2024 presentation: A New Look to Leadership
XP 2024 presentation: A New Look to Leadership
 

Introduction to Audiobook Production for #eprdctn People - Kate Schefer (Lerner Publishing) - ebookcraft 2019

  • 1. ThingsYou’ll NeedToday ■ Sample files - https://techforumebookcraft2019.sched.com/event/KReb/introduction-to- audiobook-production-for-eprdctn-people ■ Audacity 2.3.1 - https://www.audacityteam.org/download/ ■ LAME MP3 encoder (Audacity plug-in) - manual.audacityteam.org/man/faq_installation_and_plug_ins.html#lame ■ PDF reader ■ Headphones / earbuds
  • 2. INTRO TO AUDIOBOOK PRODUCTION FOR #EPRDCTN PEOPLE Kate Schefer & KrisTomes
  • 3. Who AreWe? ■ Lerner Publishing Group, based in Minneapolis, MN ■ Children’s publisher for K-12 market – 80% School/Library market – 20%Trade market ■ Started making audiobooks in 2016 by repurposing audio from enhanced FXL epubs
  • 5. Why Should I Bother? ■ North American audiobook sales have increased 25% year-over-year for the past 4 years ■ Reach an audience you are not currently reaching ■ New revenue stream ■ Increase brand awareness ■ Repurposing audio in other products, such as enhanced ebooks
  • 7. ThingsYou’ll NeedToday ■ Sample files - https://techforumebookcraft2019.sched.com/event/KReb/introduction-to- audiobook-production-for-eprdctn-people ■ Audacity 2.3.1 - https://www.audacityteam.org/download/ ■ LAME MP3 encoder (Audacity plug-in) - manual.audacityteam.org/man/faq_installation_and_plug_ins.html#lame ■ PDF reader ■ Headphones / earbuds
  • 9. Let’sTry It! ■ Place “Silence_02.mp3” first, and “Silence_04.mp3” last  Build in padding to offset ingestion/distribution editing effects ■ Go to: Sample Files  Tree to Paper  Raw Audio  Note naming conventions: page01 vs. page1 won’t reorder when you drag everything into the workspace
  • 10. Import and AlignTracks HINT! Leave 5 seconds of space (silence) between cover page audio and first page of content
  • 12. Analyze and Amplify Goal range: -16 to -22 Db
  • 13. Export as MP3 ■ File > Export> Export as MP3 ■ Naming convention = ISBN_00X_MP3.mp3 ■ Set Format Options to: ■ Bit Rate Mode = Average ■ Quality = 192 kbps ■ Channel Mode: Force export to mono ■ Clear MetadataTags ■ Record Runtime
  • 14. QualityAssurance Trade with a tablemate and check the following: ■ Audio is complete and in correct order (compare against PDF) ■ Cover/title page content only occurs once ■ Pace & consistency at page turns/transitions ■ Clipping and distortion ■ Accurate run time ■ Silence prior to beginning and following end ■ Appropriate volume (-16 to -22 dB) ■ Naming convention = ISBN_00X_MP3.mp3
  • 16. What Distributors Need ■ Audiobook files ■ Cover ■ Metadata
  • 17. Audiobook Files ■ Naming convention = ISBN_00X_MP3.mp3 ■ Delivered as loose audio files, not foldered Single-file audiobook, like a picture book Multi-file audiobook, like a chapter book or novel
  • 18. Covers ■ Square is preferred (no bars as filler) ■ 2400 x 2400 pixels ■ Min 72 dpi ■ 24 bit ■ Naming convention = ISBN.jpg – Ex: 9781512448177.jpg
  • 19. Metadata ■ Abridged or unabridged ■ Adult material ■ Announcement date ■ AR quiz ■ ATOS ■ Audience age range ■ Audience type ■ Audiobook copyright holder ■ Audiobook copyright year ■ Audiobook edition ■ Audiobook ISBN ■ Author name ■ Author prefix ■ Author suffix ■ Availability date ■ Award category ■ Award name ■ BISAC 1, BISAC 2, BISAC 3 ■ CA SRP ■ Categorization code ■ Categorization type ■ Chapter count ■ Contains explicit language ■ Content copyright holder ■ Content copyright year ■ Copyright statements ■ Coverfilename ■ Creator bio ■ Currency ■ Description ■ Digital list price ■ Digital UPC ■ Distributor Discount ■ Distribution territory (exclude) ■ Distribution territory (include) ■ DRM Required?
  • 20. Metadata (continued) ■ Edition Name ■ Expiration date ■ Fiction/nonfiction ■ Grade level ■ GRL ■ Imprint ■ ISBN 13 library ■ ISBN 13 retail ■ Keywords ■ Language (3 digit country code) ■ Length in minutes ■ Lexile ■ Library only ■ Library price ■ Library SRP ■ Main character (brand) ■ Marketing notes ■ Maximum length of audio sample ■ Narrator ■ Nonfiction subject 1, 2, 3 ■ Not for sales ■ On sale date ■ Original audio release date ■ Other format ■ Other format currency ■ Other format ISBN ■ Other format SRP ■ Other format UPC ■ Pay per circ price ■ Primary genre ■ Publicity date ■ Publisher ■ Publishing status ■ Recording year ■ Requires supplemental material?
  • 21. Metadata (continued) ■ Review quotes ■ Review content ■ Review source ■ Runtime ■ Sales rights ■ Secondary genre ■ Series name ■ Series position number ■ Series total number ■ Short description ■ Simultaneous with original book format? ■ Subtitle ■ Synopsis ■ Tags for search ■ Title ■ Title in English (if not in English) ■ Translator ■ Vendor product number ■ Winner/nominee ■ Year of award
  • 23. KnowingYour Market ■ Boutique,Textbook,Trade, School/Library, Scholarly, other? ■ Physical sales area ■ Age group ■ Niche audience – Auditory learners – Struggling readers – ELL/ESL students
  • 24. List Building ■ Rights available ■ Work for hire vs. royalty ■ Award winners & best sellers in other formats ■ Research what your direct competitors produce ■ Customer / focus group feedback ■ Most viable title for multi-purpose
  • 26. Finding the Right Audiohouse ■ Rates – per word, per finished hour, per project ■ Proximity ■ Voice talent ■ Quality of sample files ■ Timeliness ■ Deliverable file formats
  • 27. ThingsYou’ll Need to Supply ■ PDFs or final manuscript – Marked up with what not to record ■ Pronunciation guides ■ Casting preferences ■ Pacing preferences ■ Realistic timelines
  • 28. Things the Audiohouse Should Supply ■ Fully mastered final audio in your preferred format ■ Final audio delivered per page, with your naming convention – We like to use Page01.mp3, Page02.mp3, etc. – Hint: If a chapter book has sentences continued across pages, ask them to record the full sentence within the first page’s MP3 file so you don’t have to splice them together during production ■ At least 1 round of revisions included in SOW, with a reasonable turnaround time
  • 30. Want More Practice? ■ Practice on “Safe Zone” in Sample Files ■ Chapter books use same process, but for each chapter/section of the book  Follow PDF to see where chapters begin and end  Drag just one chapter’s page files (along with Silence_02 and _04) into Audacity to make one .mp3 file per chapter  Frontmatter likeTitle Page, Dedication, Epigraph, and Prologue can all be grouped together, or separated to your preference  Same for backmatter like Epilogue, Author’s Note, About the Author, etc.