Episode 32: How to bring your story to life through audio with Becky Parker Geist

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We’re all readers here, right? Reading is probably at the top of our favorite-things-to-do-list. It’s definitely on mine. And I know we all have different preferences about how we’re consuming books. One of my favorite ways to get more books read is listening to them on audio- especially if the book is read really well. It adds a whole new layer of connection to the story for me.

I’ve always said that it takes real acting talent to bring a book to life through voice. I always hesitate to say yes to anyone who asks me to read from my own books at an event or on a podcast or radio show, because I know I don’t have that talent.

And when someone does, it makes the book really come alive.

My guest today, Becky Parker Geist, understands that. She is the founder and CEO of Pro Audio Voices, a Portland based company serving clients internationally as a go-to place for exceptional audiobook production and marketing. She is also the producer of the AMPlify app (available for both iPhone & Android), that offers the highest royalties and most control to authors of audiobooks of any platform in the industry. Becky is also a writer—she just does it all. Her debut novel, The Left Turn, the first in the Split Universe series, explores self discovery and discoveries in new science through contemporary metaphysical fiction in the context of parallel universes.

We had a fascinating conversation about everything from:

• Why not everyone should read their own audiobook

• What to look for in a partner company when publishing your audiobook

• How she approaches narration, and finds the right readers for the right books

And so much more.

You can find Becky at: https://beckyparkergeist.com/ and more about her company at https://proaudiovoices.com.

Becky’s novel is available on Amazon, and the AMPlify app is available through Pro Audio Voices (iPhone & Android).

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