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LOOKING FOR THE KEY TO SUCCESS WITH YOUR PUBLISHED BOOK?

5 KEY REASONS AUDIOBOOKS ARE SUCH A POWERFUL TOOL FOR THE SELF-PUBLISHED AUTHOR

For authors striving for success with their meticulously crafted and well-written book, discoverability is paramount. Achieving discoverability hinges on three main factors:

Accessibility: Ensure your book is easy for readers to find.

Distribution: Make your book available for sale across multiple platforms.

Format Variety: Offer your book in popular reading formats, including the increasingly popular audiobook format.

Format variety is particularly significant, with the recent exponential growth of audiobooks, especially for nonfiction authors. This trend mirrors the surge in audio consumption seen in the podcasting realm.

Unlock Success by understanding the 5 key reasons why audiobooks are a game-changer for modern self-published authors. Keep reading to see if this dynamic format meets your publishing objectives.

UNLOCK A NEW AUDIENCE

While print and eBooks still hold sway, an increasing number of readers are embracing audiobooks as their preferred medium. This means there’s a vast pool of potential readers who might otherwise miss out on your book without an audio version available. With just a smartphone, anyone can download and start listening to your book from anywhere in the world.

Unlike eBooks, audiobooks don’t require visual dedication, allowing readers to enjoy your story while multitasking—whether walking the dog, commuting, or doing chores. This flexibility fits seamlessly into their daily routine, making audiobooks a game-changer for avid readers. The explosive growth of the audiobook market, valued at 2.67 billion US dollars in 2019 and continually expanding, underscores the significant time people are willing to dedicate to listening.

DEEPEN THE EMOTIONAL CONNECTION WITH YOUR READERS

Our earliest encounters with storytelling often involve being read to as children, fostering a deep connection to narrative. Audiobooks, across all genres, tap into this innate human experience. For authors, especially those sharing personal stories like memoirs, the audiobook medium offers a unique opportunity to deepen emotional intimacy with listeners.

Memoirs, in particular, benefit from the author’s first hand narration, amplifying the emotional resonance of the journey shared. If your book chronicles personal triumphs or adversities, narrating it yourself can intensify the emotional connection, enriching the author-reader relationship in profound ways.

ESTABLISH CREDIBILITY

Penning a book is a stellar way to boost interest, establish credibility, and bolster personal or professional brand growth. Yet, for consultants, coaches, thought leaders, or memoirists, audiobook narration offers distinct advantages difficult to replicate in print. Your voice becomes your brand essence when your audience hears your words spoken in your own voice. This creates an instant association between your narrative, business, or product values and the sound of your voice.

We highly recommend authors of nonfiction business books or memoirs consider narrating their own audiobooks to leverage this powerful differentiator. Moreover, establishing a recognizable voice through media appearances like podcasts, television, or radio amplifies familiarity with your audience. This familiarity fosters a warmer, more trusting, and emotionally resonant listening experience for your book.

ENHANCE AUTHOR PLATFORM AND BOOK’S APPEAL

Audiobooks not only offer authors an extra revenue stream but also open up myriad promotional avenues. Audiobooks can drive interest in the print and eBook versions, with some readers opting to experience the content visually after listening.

Moreover, audiobooks serve as dynamic “moving media” for digital promotion, media pitches, and social media. Clips from your audiobook, paired with minimal video, offer engaging content far beyond static images. Including an exciting audiobook snippet in pitches to TV, radio, or podcast producers provides a deeper understanding of your voice (if you’re the narrator), your book’s themes, and why you’re a perfect fit for their program.

Additionally, offering your book in multiple formats creates a “halo effect,” signaling to readers and potential clients that you possess a robust author platform and should be taken seriously.

PROVIDE GREATER ACCESSIBILITY TO LISTENERS

The audio medium resonates with individuals who find print or eBooks challenging to engage with. Everyone absorbs information differently, and some thrive as auditory learners. Introducing an audiobook to your author platform not only attracts a new audience but also caters to those who prefer auditory content for better comprehension.

Moreover, accessibility considerations are crucial. Audiobooks offer a lifeline to individuals with visual impairments, providing a high-quality listening experience compared to text-to-speech alternatives.

IN SUMMARY

Book discoverability spans various avenues. Given the escalating popularity of audiobooks, authors should assess if adding this format aligns with their discoverability goals.

Contact us today to see how we can assist you with your discovery goals by creating and distributing your audiobook.

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Welcome to Phase 3 Studios, the leading destination for crafting high quality audiobooks for self-publishers. With over fifteen years of experience, our nationwide network of studios provides an inspiring and comfortable atmosphere for nurturing a creative performance.

At Phase 3 Studios, we take the reins of the entire process, seamlessly guiding your audiobook journey from discovering exceptional voice talent, recording, editing, mastering and ultimately, distribution. Our distribution capability includes platforms like Audible, Apple Books, Spotify, Google and many others.

We’ve had the honor of working with multiple New York Times best-selling authors, affirming the trust they place in Phase 3 Studios—a testament to the quality of our services. The opportunity is yours to get started—reach out to us and let’s start the realization of your audiobook dream today!

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How long does it take to create an audiobook?

When we produce an audiobook, we work as efficiently as possible to ensure both a smooth and timely production.  For an average six-hour audiobook, production time is typically between 6 and 8 weeks from first day of record.  This would include recording, editing, proofing, mastering, QC approvals and submission to distributor platforms.  The timeline can also be affected by factors such as casting, talent availability, studio availability and any other unforeseen delays.

I don’t have the funds to do this at the moment. Is there another way or payment options?

As with all business ventures, an initial investment is required and producing an audiobook is no different.  Standard payment terms are 50% at the start and the balance due prior to distribution.  We do accept credit cards such as Visa and Mastercard, and other payment types including Venmo and PayPal.

Plus, the sooner you get started, the sooner you will be able to recoup your investment and start making money with your audiobook.

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We provide top quality talent and gear to make your project the best it can be.

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We have studios located across the country for easy access to professional recording.

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Top publishers trust us to deliver a quality experience for the author and quality book delivered on-time.

Endless Possibilities. Guaranteed Smoothness.

Three decade’s experience working with some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry, over hundreds of projects. Meticulous attention to detail and an artisan-like approach to our craft set Phase 3 Studios apart. We bring all of that to your audiobook project, no matter how large or small, executed with our signature “guaranteed smoothness”, for award-winning results on your project.

Whatever your audiobook needs may be, Phase 3 Studios has got you covered. We are committed to delivering excellence and exceeding your expectations. Don’t hesitate – give us a call today to embark on your audiobook journey with us!