I am researching how to offer audio, not through one of the audiobook distributors; Audible, iTunes, etc. It would be me reading my own books, which may or may not be appealing.
I have audio editing software that I never use. I’ve never had a use for it, but I have played around with it a bit. Especially since I can make audio clips and save them as ringtones for my iPhone.
I try to keep chapters in my books around 2,500 words. Which seems to be a good length for an audio bit. So I would release them a week at a time, if I go forward.
The problem is, I don’t know diddly squat about offering audio or HTML. Part of the reason I don’t have a website is I can’t figure out how to do it myself and I’m not sure it’s worth paying someone to do it for me.
I will admit the idea is not original to me. An author I know, just finished doing a reading of one of her books on a YouTube channel she created, but I have no desire to be in front of the camera reading from a book. I think that would be stressful.
Unfortunately, my research makes it sound really easy, but I don’t believe it would be. My most recent research on it, focuses on Podcasts, but I’m not sure that’s the answer either.
If anyone has thoughts, suggestions, or ideas, I’m open to hearing them. Unfortunately, I’ve been taking a break from social media beyond my blog. Sometimes, I just have to disconnect from it to recharge my sanity. I will be making a return in time for Christmas well wishes. And would value any input you could give or your thoughts on listening to me ramble out a book I wrote (this would force me to read all the D&R novels..).