Episode 238: Joe Interviews Vicky About Audiobooks

Show Notes

This week, in a strange turn of events, Joe channels Jeremy Paxman and grills Vicky about her experiences in the recording studio last week. Tune in to find out what Vicky learned about how to record an audiobook - and the latest on what they're reading, what's going on in the Dingle, and why Vicky is covered in bruises (nothing sinister).


Key Points

  • [5:40] Joe interviews Vicky about her experiences at Audible.
  • [8:15] The audible book industry is growing.
  • [11:05] How does recording a book work?
  • [12:30] Vicky thought she’d just come in and read a book. It was nothing like that.
  • [14:20] Read your stuff out loud. When Vicky said some stuff, she noticed it was landing differently.
  • [15:45] Vicky does not recommend reading a 60,000 word audio book in two days. It was really hard to do.
  • [18:00] Vicky shares some of her audio recording tips.
  • [20:20] How do you speak or say your words clearly without getting tired?
  • [23:40] The more important the point is, the quieter you need to get.
  • [27:35] The takeaway? You really need to practice!
  • [29:35] Listened to every single episode? Let Vicky know!
  • [29:50] Vicky has a new book out. It’s on Amazon! Link below. 

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Vicky Fraser is the founder of Moxie Books and author of How The Hell Do You Write A Book and Business For Superheroes. She helps business owners write life-changing books, connect with readers and new customers, and grow their businesses. When she's not doing that, she's hanging from a trapeze by her feet.

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