Audiobook sales increased 12% from 2008 to 2013, reaching 1.6 billion dollars in sales in 2013 alone. No wonder, then, that Abigail Young’s guest post on audiobooks proved to be quite a big hit with you. In the comments, my author friend Patrick Jones mentioned that he and his wife, Sandy, had already gone down that route. I asked for a guest post, to share their experience, and they kindly delivered in record time. Enjoy!
“The Wolf’s Moon” by Patrick Jones: Bringing the BEAST to life in Audiobook
After publishing “The Wolf’s Moon,” my wife and I worked very hard to make it a success and a reading pleasure for all. We worked hours to publish and deliver to the reading public a product they would love. Those were the key words: Reading public.
There was a vast segment of the population that we missed. They are the ones…
“The Wolf’s Moon” Audio Bookis in the final production steps for release in August/September 2015 timeframe! Working with ACX Audible to bring the book to life has been a “THRILLING”experience with Mark Westfield of Westfield Audio Artsat the helm! Please find a “SNEAK PEAK”of the retail audio sample below with an accompanying picture and short bio of Mark Westfield. Just click on the Sound Cloud clip for a 5 minute sample, but make sure to LOCK THE DOORS AND WINDOWS FIRST!!! 🙂 Enjoy!
Narrated by: Mark Westfield
Mark Westfield, Narrator
Mark Westfield’s Bio:
“Westfield Audio Arts founder Mark Westfieldstarted as an intern in a small basement studio and was soon providing voice overs for local companies. He has also produced live and studio sound for touring acts, and is now running Westfield Audio Arts, a full-service professional voice over company specializing in audiobook narration and production.
Audiobooks that Mark has narrated and produced have sold many thousands of copies around the world. He has extensive experience with both fiction and non-fiction audiobooks and is capable of multiple accents. Mark can convincingly voice both male and female characters.
In late 2014, Mark was recognized as an “Example of Excellence” in audiobook narration by Patrick Fraley (Hanna-Barbera, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, I Am Legend).
Excellent article from Author Marketing Institute about Audible ACX from Amazon audio books. Did you know “The Wolf’s Moon” is currently in production at Audible ACX? Do you like the new cover for the audiobook? Mark Westfield will be narrating the audiobook! I can’t wait for the final copy!!