Publishing industry reports continue to show the rise of audiobook sales, and there are lots of opportunities for indie authors to get their books out there in audio. In today's show, J. Daniel Sawyer explains some of the options.
In the intro, I mention the Digital Book World report on what's fueling the audiobook boom, plus why Amazon opening up in Australia is a good thing for customers but will cause a massive disruption to the retail environment.
Plus, how Facebook futurist technologies could enable you to type 100 words a minute with your brain, not your fingers, and why I recommend technothriller Change Agent by Daniel Suarez if you want to get a glimpse of the future.
This podcast is sponsored by Kobo Writing Life, which helps authors self-publish and reach readers in global markets through the Kobo eco-system. You can also subscribe to the Kobo Writing Life podcast for interviews with successful indie authors.
J Daniel Sawyer is a science-fiction, fantasy and mystery author as well as a podcaster, media producer, filmmaker and philosopher/polymath. He's also one of the smartest people I know in terms of intellectual property rights, specifically for audio.
He has just updated his book, Making Tracks: A Writer's Guide to Audiobooks.
- How and why audio has opened up opportunities for authors
- Why audio rights are not one right and why authors shouldn't sign them away as such
- On the changes in the audiobook market in the past 4 years
- The future of audio and the death of the smartphone?
- The type of author that can embrace DIY audio
- The best ways to market audiobooks and thoughts on the subscription model for audio
You can find J. Daniel Sawyer at jdsawyer.net and on Twitter @dsawyer.