What if the future is voice first? What if people ask AI assistants like Alexa or Google Assistant to find them a book to read? What if the primary consumption of books is in audio format, not print or ebook? I talk about these questions and more with Bradley Metrock.
In the intro, Draft2Digital announce scheduled price changes and promos; the Author's Guild reveals falling author earnings [Publishing Perspectives]; on the flip-side, Lindsay Buroker reveals her lessons learned after 8 years self-publishing, and Rachael Herron shares her (encouraging) author earnings for 2018.
I also discuss some of the tech announcements coming out of CES, which also revolve around voice assistants this year. Alexa is now in over 100 million devices [The Verge], and is in all kinds of devices from kitchen equipment to speakers, headphones and TVs, as well as smart home devices and car integration [Digital Trends].
Need more help with your author business? Check out my books, audiobooks and courses on the craft and business of writing. Includes How to Market a Book, How to Make a Living with your Writing, and The Successful Author Mindset, all available in audio format. Or check out my courses on writing a novel, or how to write non-fiction.
He's also the host of This Week In Voice Podcast which discusses advanced in-voice technology.
- The way that voice technology is changing the way we think of computers
- A brief overview of what voice assistants are
- Getting comfortable with the different companies who deliver your content
- The future of audiobooks, narration and voice synth
- On the rise of ‘voice branding’
- Bradley’s thoughts on the roll-out of 5G in the next few years
You can find Bradley Metrock at BradleyMetrock.com and on Twitter @bmetrock