Hello Rebels, welcome to episode 55 of The Rebel Author Podcast. This week is a special episode as I’ll be speaking to not one guest, but two! I’m joined by Jeff Adams and Will Knauss. Authors and hosts of both the Big Gay Author Podcast and The Big Gay Fiction podcast. We’ll be talking through tips and tricks for how to run an author podcast. [Read more…] about 055 How to Run an Author Podcast with Jeff Adams and Will Knauss
Hello Rebels, welcome back to The Rebel Author Podcast episode 23. Today’s podcast is with Jules Horne all about how to write for audio. [Read more…] about 023 How to Write for Audio with Jules Horne
I’ve just created a home audio booth, and I know lots of indie authors out there want to do the same but have no idea where to start. So I thought I’d share the process and show you how to build your own DIY audio booth.
Why Build a Home Audio Booth?
Most writers by now know that they need to jump on the audio book bandwagon ASAP. The audiobook industry is booming. That’s swell, but what about those of us who can’t afford to spend $6000 paying a professional narrator to narrate, edit and master an audiobook for you? Well, we can do it ourselves. I’m seeing more and more indie authors taking the proverbial bull by the horns and DIY’ing audiobooks. And it’s not like we haven’t seen this kind of behavior before. Look what happened with video proliferation and the rise of YouTube. iPhone home movies and the growth of DIY authenticity on YouTube exploded. I think it’s happening with audio too.
Here’s my quick tips on building a home studio. [Read more…] about How to Build a DIY Audio Booth
I’ve been obsessing about audio lately. Not only do I listen to a metric fuckton of audio books and podcasts, but I’ve been consuming my body weight in instruction guides and nonfiction resources in an effort to learn about the creation of audio itself. Why? Because I’m desperate to record and publish my nonfiction as audio books. After starting a podcast, it gave me the confidence I could do it, I figure it’s the next learning step, and frankly, if others are doing it, why the hell can’t I? In this post, I’ve pulled together some of the resources for creating audio books that I’ve been studying, I hope they help you learn more about audio book creation too. In my next post, I’ll take you through my step by step process for creating a mini audio booth. [Read more…] about Resources for Creating Audio Books and Podcasts
I love studying. I’ve got no shame in donning my geek glasses and hoovering up knowledge like James Dyson on steroids. For me, one of the quickest methods for learning, particularly in this fast-paced industry, is to listen to podcasts. Why? Because they’re current and they’re recorded weekly (usually). Which means they can report on changes instantly, giving you the most up to date industry and marketing news as it happens.
I’ve pulled together a list of my fave podcasts that have helped me grow a wealth of marketing and industry knowledge as well as craft skills.
If your favorite pod isn’t on the list, why not drop it in the comments.
If you’re not into podcasts or haven’t found time to listen, then you’re missing out.
Here are a few quick tricks I use to consume the knowledge: [Read more…] about 10 Podcasts Every Author Needs in Their Life