How to Create Your Own Audiobook
In this 90-minute class, author/podcaster Landis Wade will discuss a process authors can use for making audio versions of their books using the ACX platform. ACX is part of Audible, a subsidiary of Amazon that serves as an online marketplace where authors, literary agents, publishers, and other rights-holders can connect with narrators capable of producing a finished audiobook. Class topics include the process of finding a narrator, legal considerations, exclusivity versus non-exclusivity, the process of completing the audiobook, distribution options and the cost of producing an audiobook. Landis also will share how he used the process to turn his trilogy into audiobooks and how he elected to distribute them.
About the Instructor: Landis Wade is a recovering trial lawyer, host of Charlotte Readers Podcast and author of books and stories whose third book—The Christmas Redemption—won the Holiday category of the 12th Annual National Indie Excellence Awards. He won the 2016 North Carolina State Bar short story contest for The Deliberation and received awards for his non-fiction pieces, The Cape Fear Debacle and First Dance. His short work has appeared in Writersdigest.com, The Charlotte Observer, Flying South, Fiction on the Web and in various anthologies. Since retiring from the practice of law, Landis has taught courses on how to listen to and produce podcasts and on legal considerations for podcasters.