Narrate Your Audio Book

You just might love it!

Have you ever wondered if you could narrate your audio book?
I wondered too... until a couple of months ago.

Have you ever wondered if you
could narrate your own book?
I wondered too... until a
couple of months ago.

I honestly thought that's something better left to 'the pros.'

I honestly thought that's
something better left to 'the pros.'





Listen Up!

If you want to forge ahead and narrate your audio book (to be), here are a few pointers:

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  1. Pick one of your books that's already 'out there,' preferably on Amazon.
  2. Go find some old quilts or blankets.
  3. Invest in a good mic, pop-guard, and shock-absorbing stand.
  4. Do some vocal chord warm-ups!
  5. Record one chapter, run through ACX-test page
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  1. Pick one of your books that's already 'out there,' preferably on Amazon.
  2. Go find some old quilts or blankets.
  3. Invest in a good mic, pop-guard, and shock-absorbing stand.
  4. Do some vocal chord warm-ups!
  5. Record one chapter, run through ACX-test page

Are You Being Serious, Susan?

YES! This is 'all it takes!'

Doesn't everything you've never done before always seem like 'rocket science'? Just because it's something new to you doesn't mean it's hard to narrate your audio book. Look, if I can figure it out with Derek's help, so can you!







Get A Teacher, or...

If you're ready to narrate your audio book, invest in a voice teacher. Even easier, take this course by Derek Doepker.

He's a nice young man with a lovely voice! (Right, where was I?)

Seriously, Derek took the mystery right out of recording audio and how to get your audio file uploaded, along with solid tips on where to get your audio book(s) sold.

Audio Books Made Easy
Derek Doepker

Inside Derek's course, you'll learn how to record your audio using 'Audacity', which is a free app. It's easy to use after a tad of practice.

You'll learn proper file-naming conventions and what to say at the start and end of your audio book.

Derek's discount

Hey, for a limited time, Derek's offering 20% OFF his full course. Let me tell you something: this is the FIRST COURSE I've ever finished ALL the WAY through to the END. How many courses can YOU say that about that you've purchased over the years?

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"It's the best money I've spent in quite a while. Why? My first audio book You Can Quit Drinking... if you want to was approved right out of the starting gate. I would NEVER have been able to figure out the Audacity settings etc without Derek's Course. I then went on to create an audio book for Easy Food Dehydrating. Such fun!"

~ Susan Gast

AFFILIATE DISCLAIMER SMALL PRINT: I am an affiliate for Derek's course because I think it's great. And yes, should you purchase through my link, I will receive a commission. ~ Thanks! It helps keep me in coffee pods.

Do you want to see my set-up?

On a desktop computer, simply click on any of the images below to see them bigger. To exit the 'gallery,' click on the lower right hand 'Close-X' button. (If you're on your cell phone, simply hit the '<' back button to exit the gallery.)

Microphone inside shock absorbing stand with pop guard
Microphone shock absorbing stand
Headphones resting on big metal clip on table edge
King size bed quilt hanging

ABOVE: This hanging quilt is to my right as I sit at the pair of iMacs. Tip: I bought some wooden dowels (about 1/4" diameter at Home Depot) and threaded them through the folded over top part of the quilt. Then I used some very strong metal clips which hang off heavy duty wall hooks (think big cup hooks). I used those screw things (rawl plugs, aka wall plugs) so they wouldn't easily pull out of the wall with constant use. Behind the green quilt are rows of the nice grey sound-absorbing peel-n-stick panels (see more about those farther down the page).

King size bed quilt used as ceiling

ABOVE: The brown cabinet is a bookshelf with a rattan roll up/down front. Behind that is the jazzy quilt draped and clipped to a 6-panel folding wooden screen I got off Amazon. The folded part of the jazzy screen gets pulled 'closed' behind me when I'm recording! It acts as a doorway. You will need to add lighting. Just make sure it's one of the modern LCD bulbs that doesn't give off much heat as it gets pretty stuffy in there with my two computers running.

Looking straight on at my sound booth set up

ABOVE: This is showing you the 'recording studio' in a straight-on shot. I know this will be a fun 'winter job' as it gets nice and snuggly warm in there when the quilt 'ceiling' gets draped over my audio work station! But it gets the job done. Adapt my setup to a comfy spot in your home (or office) and you'll be narrating your audio book in a jiffy.

Here is the folding screen on Amazon:

Here's the equipment you'll need to narrate your audio book:

Audio-Technica ATR2100-USB Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR Microphone

Dreokee Desktop Microphone Stand with Shock Mount. Portable Mic Holder and Non-slip Feet. Net Wind Screen Pop Filter for Voice Overs Recording Studio

Audio-Technica ATR2100-USB Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR Microphone

Dreokee Desktop Microphone Stand with Shock Mount. Portable Mic Holder and Non-slip Feet. Net Wind Screen Pop Filter for Voice Overs Recording Studio

LyxPro HAS-10 Closed Back Over Ear Professional Studio Monitor and Mixing Headphones,Music Listening,Piano,Sound Isolation, Lightweight and Flexible

18-Pack Gray Acoustic Panels 12"X12"X 0.4"Inches. Sound Absorbing Panel High-Density Sound Deadening Panels Acoustic Treatment Panel For Home Studio

LyxPro HAS-10 Closed Back Over Ear Professional Studio Monitor and Mixing Headphones,Music Listening,Piano,Sound Isolation, Lightweight and Flexible

18-Pack Gray Acoustic Panels 12"X12"X 0.4"Inches. Sound Absorbing Panel High-Density Sound Deadening Panels Acoustic Treatment Panel For Home Studio

AMAZON AFFILIATE DISCLAIMER: I am an affiliate for Amazon, too. Should you purchase through my link, I will receive a commission. The price you pay does not increase.

Now you know what it takes to narrate your audio book!


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