Audiobooks are the fastest growing segment in publishing, and in a world where voice-first technologies are continuing to grow, it's a great time to take more control over your audiobook rights as discussed in today's interview with Will Dages from Findaway Voices.
In the intro, I mention Amazon buying adaption rights to its own books, a first step to keeping all intellectual property in-house [The Verge]; plus, the OpenAI text generator that is so good, it can't be released for fear of it being used for malicious purposes [Open AI blog; Wired], and why you need time for cashflow and asset creation activities if you want a long-term sustainable author business.
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Will Dages is Head of Product for Findaway Voices and an avid audiobook listener. He's been immersed in the audiobook industry for seven years and working on everything from technology to marketing, to product development.
- A big picture overview of the players in the audiobook market in the US and the world
- New developments in the library market for audiobooks
- On the ways voice technology can increase the ease of audiobook purchase for readers
- Selling audiobooks directly. Click here for my AuthorsDirect audiobook store.
- What it costs for an author to produce an audiobook
- On the new Voices Share program which supports authors to get into the audiobook market
- Tips for marketing and selling audiobooks
You can find Will Dages at FindawayVoices.com and on Twitter @willdages