Presenters: Michele Cobb & Robin Whitten
Date & Time: Saturday, October 20 | 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: USM’s Glickman Library, Portland
Maximum Attendees: Open
Fee: Member: $FREE | Nonmember: $5
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Avid listeners know that it takes two key ingredients to make a successful audiobook: an engaging book and a skilled narrator. But many authors and small publishers, concerned about production costs, don’t pursue this increasingly popular format.
This presentation will cover the key steps in publishing and marketing an audiobook, focusing on new avenues for production and distribution. Attendees will learn about the evolving audiobook market, which is more accessible than ever before. They are encouraged to bring questions for this interactive look behind the microphone with two industry experts.
Michele Cobb has served on the Audio Publishers Association (APA) board since 2001, as a director and officer, and is currently Executive Director. She is a partner at Forte Business Consulting, which provides PR, Sales, Marketing and Business Development services for the publishing industry, and she is Publisher of both AudioFile Magazine and MMB Media, as well as Audio Publishing Director for L.A. Theatre Works.
Robin Whitten is the founder and editor of AudioFile: Started in 1992, AudioFile reviews and recommends audiobooks as a multi-platform resource—print, newsletters, web site, and seasonal programs like AudiobookSYNC and the Talent & Industry Guide, the sourcebook for audiobook professionals. AudioFile is based in Portland. Robin is an MWPA member, and currently serves on the Board of the Audio Publishers Association as VP Member Communications.