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    Question Audio books first or print first or both?

    I have a question that needs answers to.

    Would it be better to put your novel out in an audio format and then book format later or book format first and then audio format later?

    I read four chapters of my novel Warrior Princess to my blind co-workers and they both love it and wanted to have it on audio cd so they could listen to it later on. I have about ten chapters of this story done so far out of possible 20 to 25 chapters. I'm wondering if it would be a good idea to look at doing both or just stick with book format and let the hard of sight readers get theirs months later.

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    I'm for meeting whatever the market demands. Audio format entails a lot more work than book. Were you planning on performing the audio yourself or paying a professional to do it?

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    I'm thinking about doing the audio myself.

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    Ever done anything like that before? Maybe some kind of drama experience? You can't just read your book if you want it to be of any quality. You have to perform it.

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    Not really. I never had any drama experience in school as I left school before I could do any theater classes.

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    If you don't want to pay, then I'd recommend you find a friend who has considerable drama experience. You won't regret it. Otherwise, pay a professional. That's the way to go.

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    I do have a cousin who did choir/theatre/acting stuff in school that I could ask to read it but I'm now trying to find a studio to where we could record it.

    Beth

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    Alrighty then. That's the way to go.

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