I don’t recommend starting your audiobook journey the way I did. While I have now narrated somewhat over 100 audiobooks, my first narration job was for Thomas Nelson Publishers. If you have never heard of them, they are the world’s largest publisher of English language Bibles. And yes, I narrated the Bible for them. The whole thing. All 774,000 words. In other words, I jumped into the deep end of the pool and learned to swim (as it were) the hard way.
With half of the first month of 2016 almost completed, where are you in your quest to become an audiobook narrator? If this is something you’re thinking about, then you might want to take a few minutes to check out a video from Dan O’Day called The 3 Biggest Roadblocks to having a successful audiobook career. If you watch Dan’s video you’re going to get advice that will guide you on a journey that will be much more appealing and beneficial for you than the path I took.
In fact, I will tell you honestly that I wish the kind of information Dan is providing in his video was available to me back when I was starting. I’m pretty sure I could have avoided a bunch of mistakes.
Now, it’s important for you to know that if you mention to Dan that you have decided to watch his video on The 3 Biggest Roadblocks to audiobook narrator success because you read about it here, I may receive a modest commission. I mention this because it’s vitally important to me that I am always transparent about anything that happens on this blog that could result in income to me. I didn’t start this blog over 10 years ago as a way to troll for money from you, my readers and I won’t let it go that way now.
On the other hand, I do want to pass along information I think is valuable and worthwhile. Thus this post and a few others you’ll see in the coming days. Meanwhile, I wish you all the best and you continue to pursue your goals.