Society of
Children's Book Writers
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WEBINAR: An Inside Look at Audiobooks, From Concept to Production

Date(s) - 11/10/2018
10:00 am - 11:30 am

(This webinar will take place on November 10, 2018 from 10-11:30 PST)
Whether your traditional publisher has an audiobook of your story in the works, or you’re an indie author shepherding your book into audio format, get an inside look at audiobooks by tuning into this Nov. 10th webinar featuring two professionals offering perspectives on both sides of the audiobook fence.

Author Angelica R. Jackson will share insights on why you may want to produce your own audiobook (or may want to wait for an offer on your rights), and discuss the steps involved in the audio creation of her young adult, urban fantasy audiobook series. Producer/narrator Brenda Scott Wlazlo will give her perspective on production and meeting the author’s and audiobook distributor’s requirements, how to choose a producer/narrator, and what skills to look for in voice actors so they can bring your characters alive.

Key Learnings will include:

·         Things to consider for audiobook distribution and costs

·         How auditions work

·         Hiring and vocals: Finding the match for your story’s character and style

·         Things you can do to help your producer deliver the best product, and how your producer can help you prepare for the audiobook process

·         File and equipment specs for audiobook recordings

And more!


Crow's Rest audiobook cover art       


10am to 11am: Angelica and Brenda will give in inside look on audiobooks from the perspective of author, publisher, producer, and narrator.

From 11 to to 11:15 they will open it up for live Q&A from registered attendees.

The beauty is the webinar will be LIVE, but if the timing doesn’t fit into your schedule, you’ll be able to view the webinar on your own until December 8th at 11:59pm, as many times as you like! Even if you view it live you can re-watch it again, and again, for a month. Cool, right?


Sign up today before your virtual seat is taken! Only $10 for SCBWI members, and $25 for non-members—a true bargain for creators at any stage of their manuscripts.


Angelica JacksonAngelica R. Jackson is a writer, photographer, and avid naturalist living in the Sierra foothills of California. She is the author of Crow’s Rest, the first book in the Faerie Crossed young adult urban fantasy series, and her photos are collected in Capturing The Castle: Images of Preston Castle (2006-2016).
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Brenda Scott Wlazlo is a Chicago based actress, singer, voice-over artist, and audiobook narrator. She holds a BA in Theater from Florida State University and is a graduate of AMDA’s (American Musical and Dramatic Academy) Musical Theater Conservatory in New York City. Her bright lyrical voice has engaged listeners in both fiction and non-fiction titles, spanning genres. When she’s not recording in her home studio, she can be seen frequently on the Chicago stages and in indie films across the US.


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