Writing a book is a monumental achievement. You’ve taken your story and put it down on the page, and now it’s there for the entire world to enjoy. Now that you’ve published your book, where do you go? The next big step might be to get your story from the page to the airwaves. Audiobooks are the next big publishing medium, largely due to their accessible format, and they could be an excellent way to further your story’s success. Here are three main benefits of turning your book into an audiobook.
Bring Your Story to Life
One of the most obvious benefits of turning your book into an audiobook is, of course, the voice acting. A professional narrator helps bring your story to life. They can incorporate accents to highlight your different characters. The rise and fall of their pitch and volume can draw listeners into your narrative’s drama. Alternatively, your narrator might use a calm, soothing voice to present your story. No matter what, recording an audiobook is a way to breathe new life into the story you created, making it fresh and exciting for everyone who listens.
Reach a New Audience
There are many people who never pick up a physical book, but love listening to audiobooks. When you turn your story into an audiobook, you help it reach new audiences who would never notice it otherwise. People who don’t have time to sit down and read or who read at a slower rate than other book lovers can enjoy your story in audiobook format.
Audiobooks are also a great opportunity to translate your story to reach new demographics. When looking for a professional narrator for your audiobook, consider what other languages you might want for your book. Keep in mind the key qualities to look for in language-specific voice over actor. For example, if you want to translate your story into Spanish, your narrator should be a native speaker. Having a natural, fluent narrator will help more audiences connect with and enjoy your story.
Audiobooks have grown in popularity over the last few years because they’re so widely accessible. With more advanced smartphones, readers can even listen to their favorite books straight from their phones. Websites like Audible host thousands of audiobooks to buy and listen to. Some libraries even have collections you can listen to on the go. This mobility also has a huge impact on audiobooks’ success. Audiobooks allow people to consume their favorite books during their commute, on walks, while doing the dishes, and just about anywhere else they go. Additionally, the audio format means audiobooks can never sell out. Your readers don’t have to worry about missing out, and you don’t have to worry about getting enough copies on the shelf.