Audiobooks-Worth the Effort?

Today my book, “Love’s Journey Home,” was signed into a contract with a producer. It will become an audiobook this year!

Love's Journey Home Book Cover Image

This is a new venture working with ACX.com. I was able to search for producers wanting to narrate, and then choose the style, voice (complete with accents or dialect), and offer an audition with a sampling of the story. I found a fellow who has a wonderful storytelling voice and will definitely put the drama into the story.

His audition came back today and I was very impressed! I look forward to working with this producer, and we plan to have the audiobook available this spring.

Are Audiobooks worth it?

A while back, I featured a fellow author who has had great success with his audiobook series. As an award-winning author, I expected great insight.pexels-photo-374866.jpeg

People are busier than ever, and many do not have time to pick up a physical book. But, they will put an earbud in their ear and listen while they commute or wait for an appointment. What’s easier? Reading a book on your phone, or plugging in your earbud?

According to statista.com, audiobooks have grown from 3,000 to almost 60,000 over the last ten years. Technology is winning over printed books in a huge way.

Statistic: Number of audiobook titles published in the United States from 2007 to 2016 | Statista
Find more statistics at Statista

So I decided to get on the bandwagon.  Look for my audiobook sometime in April!

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C.A. Simonson

C.A. Simonson is a freelance writer and author. Her award-winning short stories have appeared in seven anthologies. The Journey Home trilogy, "Love's Journey Home," "Love Looks Back," and "Love's Amazing Grace," are Christian fiction based on true events. She has also published two anthologies, one of short stories and one of devotions and poems. A children's speller/story coloring book was released in April 2017. Copies are available in paperback and digital format on Amazon, KOBO, iTunes, and Barnes and Noble or at casimonson.com. Books are now available in audio format on audible.com When she is not writing, she is painting, crafting, or fishing.

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