So you think you want to do a podio-book? Where do you start? What do you need? Once you have a book out there how do you market it so people know it is there? We are pleased to bring the experience and expertise of Podiobooks.com authors to you in a quick play list that is ever growing.
Here is your first tip from Podioracket.com: Listen to a few podiobooks.com titles before you begin recording your story. You will learn what you like and don’t like in recorded novels. You will have more fun with your project and create something better if you do what you like. Lets face it, this is a labor of love. If you enjoy what you are doing it will simply be better for everyone. Creating a audio version of your story is a big job and well worth every hour, week, and month you spend on this project.
If you’re an experienced podcasters consider giving us your tips to add to the player.
Along with interviews and debuts, we also like to keep in touch with the experienced podcaster, completed novelist, or knowledgeable listener for tips, tricks, and observations that can make the listening experience its very best.
Follow the elusive call of a good sound library
- Sounddogs – http://www.sounddogs.com/
- 5.1 Surround – http://www.soundeffects.ch/
- Digital Juice – http://www.digitaljuice.com/ Keep an eye out on ebay for these
- Soundsnap – http://www.soundsnap.com/ These are free
- Freesound – http://www.freesound.org/ These also are free
- Sound-effect.com – http://www.sound-effect.com/ Not free but good
- Audio Network – http://www.audionetworkplc.com/
- Partners in Rhyme – http://www.partnersinrhyme.com/ Free stuff
- Sonomic – http://www.sonomic.com/
- Public Domain Sounds – http://www.pdsounds.org/ More free stuff
- Incompetech – http://incompetech.com/m/c/royalty-free/ – Royalty Free
- Internet Archive – http://www.archive.org/index.php – Free and Royalty free so you have to check but a great resource.
- Jamendo- Some http://www.jamendo.com has great music free for download.
- Podsafeaudio- http://www.podsafeaudio.com has full songs in many genres.
Podioracket.com is not paid to endorse any product and all recommendations are based on personal experience.
We used www.Zazzle.com for wearable gear. It’s very easy if you have a good image. Check out Podioracket’s store. Zazzle automatically sets up a store, they’re linkable through Facebook, it’s print on demand, and the quality of the print job was quite good. Be warned, sizes run small, though.
For bookmarks and business cards it’s http://www.overnightprints.com/. But don’t pay full price for anything; they send out lots of offers and coupons. Also, definitely get them coated (free but you have to select that option). Their 100o 2-sided thick card stock gloss-finish are well worth the price. Hand them out everywhere! 2-sided business cards are premo too! Put your cover on the one side and your website and links on the back.
Use www.vistaprints.com for posters. If you buy in quantity they are inexpensive and totally loved.
And if you need help with images Lone Wolf Sage Co. is starting a sideline helping. He’s very good and has helped several authors with their covers and materials in different layouts for the various formats (poster, business card, bookmark etc. . .).
What does it hurt to spend 50 bucks on something that will get your name out there? This is one cheap form of advertising.
Tips on promoting podcasts
- Join the Podiobooks.com Ning Community for mentoring and a shared love of the Podiobooks.com novel.