The first part to creating an audiobook is to get the contract, in order to get the contract you have to audition. To do this I go to the ACX website and search through titles accepting auditions, since there are hundreds of titles to search I filter my results by voice age (I have been told on numerous occasions that I have a very young voice) so I generally search through tween, teen, and young adult first. At this point in my narration career I accept all types of contracts royalty share or pay up front. I then read about the various books title, author, date posted, and a short synopsis of the book. After reading this information if I am intrigued I will download the audition script and read more about the book on Amazon. If readers are giving the book good reviews and I like the writing in the audition script, which is an excerpt from the book, I will continue with the process, if not I start again.
The next step is to read the script and decide how the various characters should sound, then it's recording time! I record myself reading the script, edit out any repeats (more on this later), listen and make sure I have followed the script, master the copy, and convert to an MP3. Now my audition is ready to upload. Excerpts from the books, the audition scripts, are usually from 5 to 15 minutes in length and take approximately an hour to produce.
Now comes the least favorite part of my job..... the waiting. So if any of authors are reading this, stop reading now and pick me to narrate your book!