January Jones welcomes Adele Park, CEO of Straight to Audio Productions, on Tuesday, June 4th at 9 pm ET!
January Jones welcomes Adele Park,
CEO of Straight To Audio Productions,
on Tuesday, June 4th at 9 pm ET!
Adele couldn’t get publishers to look at my books because I didn’t have an agent. I couldn’t get agents interested because I had never been published. I did some soul searching to figure out why she wanted to be published in the first place She wanted to make an audio book and wrongly assumed the work must first be published in print form. In a supreme “ah ha” moment, I realized I could bypass the publishing industry altogether.
Yikes! Another Quirky Audio Book by Adele Park is about a marijuana enthusiast named Blue McKenna who gets involved in a reality TV show as a means of solving an apocalyptic case of writer’s block. A conglomerate of kooky contestants invades the polygamist community of Navel, Utah, to compete in a reality show called Yikes! Participants include Steven Finch, a loveable sto…more In 2008, Adele formed Straight to Audio Productions, LLC and went to work producing my first project called Jitters-A Quirky Little Audio Book. Much to the amazement of many, Jitters received a 2011 Audie from the Audio Publishers Association.
Welcome to Adele Park’s Quirky Audio Books Blog!
If you’re looking for a little different take on the audio book industry you’ve come to the right place! As the owner of an indie studio called Straight to Audio Productions, my products are not attached to any major studios, publishers or other such important persons. This lack of authority leaves me free to ignore the rules governing mainstream audio books. In fact, I don’t even know what the rules are!
If you are a narrator, indie producer or simply a fan of audio books, I hope you’ll find my blog a happy place to share your experiences. If you have listened to either Jitters-A Quirky Little Audio Book or Yikes! Another Quirky Audio Book, this blog is also the site where you can find links to reviews of these projects.
It’s a great time to be both a listener and an audio book producer or narrator. For consumers, sites like Audible.com make it easy and affordable to enjoy a huge selection of products. MP3 downloads eliminate the need for physical media, which reduces the price and makes it more convenient to enjoy audio books.
Things have also gotten easier for audio book producers. Thanks to editing software such as ProTools, small studios can readily produce broadcast quality sound without purchasing tons of expensive equipment. I’ve met a few narrators who stay very busy recording audio books in home studios. One topic I like to explore in this blog is how to make small studios even more efficient and user friendly.
I believe the internet is changing the business model for the audio book industry. It’s now possible for audio book titles produced by indie studios to be marketed alongside best sellers. Jitters-A Quirky Little Audio Book and Yikes! Another Quirky Audio Book are both available for sale on Audible.com and Amazon.com. I was pleasantly surprised to learn how easy it is to do business with these companies.
I hope you’ll come along for the journey as I explore the changing face of the audio book industry. If you have your own studio, please use Adele Park’s Quirky Audio Books as a place to blog about your ideas in this rapidly changing business. Narrators may use this site to showcase their talents and offer encouragement and tips to others who serve as voice talent. And for those who are fans of the Quirky Audio Book series, this is the spot where you can find written reviews and links to radio interviews.