We’re excited to announce the recent launch of Ser Mujer en un Mundo de Hombres (Being a Woman in a World of Men) by Linda Valette. With the expanding audiobook market is a growing need for more titles in languages other than English. At Pro Audio Voices we have the team to create audiobooks in other languages. This is only the second book in Spanish that we’ve produced, and it does have its challenges, but it’s an exciting world to be in. Our first Spanish audiobook production was for former BAIPA president Sumant Pendharkar’s book Creciendo. Distribution is happening all over the world, and places like India, Scandinavia, Germany and so many more are burgeoning markets. With audiobook production, most of our work is virtual, with narrators and post-production teammates working in studios around the globe.
If you have a title in a language other than English and are considering an audiobook edition, here are some tips:
- Get clear with your audiobook producer about whether the audio files will be reviewed between the narrator and you
- Ask about the production process so you understand what to expect
- Remember that the producer may not speak the language of the book and will likely be relying on you and other people for clarity on any concerns that come up
- Keep open communication when any concerns come up and ask questions whenever you don’t understand something
Audiobooks are a great way to expand your audience and your book’s impact in the world. Got questions — no matter what language your book is in — give me a call at 415-559-9273.
Launching soon — watch for it: Queer as a Five-Dollar Bill by IBPA’s Marketing and Programming Director Lee Wind.