This week, I’m creating the audiobook for Becoming An Authority. I’m off to narrate the second half of my new book later today.
If you’ve been following my journey over the last few months, you’ll know that this is my sixth book. As you may have already read Your Book is the Hook and Book Marketing Made Simple, I wanted to do something different with this one.
Many things have changed since I started writing books 10 years ago. And when I started research for the first chapter, which focuses on the changes in the publishing arena, I was staggered by the audiobook stats.
The fastest growing area in digital publishing
According to The Publishers Association, audiobook downloads hit a record £31 million sales in 2017, up 22% upon the previous year.
The audiobook market is the fastest growing area in digital publishing.
And over the last few months, many of my clients have asked for my help in this area.
That’s why Becoming An Authority will be published as an audiobook first.
I’ve written the book in bite-sized chunks with audio in mind.
I’ve booked time at Igloo Voice-Over studios in Hampshire this week to record it.
And I’ve been talking to a company in the US who will be doing the hosting and distribution. As I’m doing the audio first, they’ve asked me to share this experience with their audience.
So my new book won’t be on your book shelf this autumn. But I will be in your ears, inspiring you with great new content, with stories from clients who have achieved amazing success with their books. I’m not saying that it won’t become a print book and e-book in the future, but I have no plans at the moment.
If you’d like to find out more, please go to www.becominganauthority.co.uk.
Next week, I’m off to Spain for our writing retreat, so if you’d like help to write your authority building book, then please get in touch to arrange a call before I go. My next group mentoring programme starts early November.
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