BAIPA monthly meetings are now exclusively on Zoom, at least until we get through this COVID-19 crisis. The Zoom links will be provided to you via email on the Friday evening before the event, between 8:45 and 9 PM. So you MUST register in advance in order to participate.
The general meeting begins at 9 am, speaker presentation is at 11 am, after Q&A, networking time, introductions & announcements, followed by our informal lunch gathering from 12:15-1:00 PM, and then our Afternoon Workshop. Scroll down for details and to register.
Current BAIPA members must log in first to get a free ticket to the morning session and a discounted ticket for the afternoon workshop. Then come back to this page. There is a Member login link in the upper right corner of the site.
Thinking Outside the “Audio-box”:
How to Use Audio to Expand Your Audience
Tips most people haven’t even thought about!
Becky Parker Geist, Pro Audio Voices
The audiobook industry keeps growing and changing. Get ready to expand the way you think about audiobook opportunities! Find out how to approach and implement your audiobook pre-production—and what that even means. Discover ways to market your audiobook from the inside out, while creating an optimal listening experience for your audience. Learn how to leverage your audiobook to achieve your goals. Find out where the pitfalls are so you can avoid them.
Whether you are considering audiobooks or not, you’ll benefit from this outside the “audio-box” thinking. And if you’re planning to get your book into audio—you won’t want to miss this.
1. The opportunities that almost everyone producing audiobook miss.
2. A new way to think about planning for your audiobook.
3. How to make the key decisions about your audiobook production.
Audiobook Marketing—Royalties and Beyond
Becky Parker Geist, Pro Audio Voices
Most people getting an audiobook produced miss out on the most valuable aspects of marketing their audiobooks because they don’t have any idea of where the gold is. In this workshop, we’ll dive into the details about how to successfully leverage and market your audiobook. Becky will share tips from the Audiobook Marketing Program to help you find the gold for your own audiobook.
1. Where and how to begin marketing your audiobook.
2. How you can re-purpose your audiobook to get into podcasting.
3. Multiple ways to drive traffic to your website from your audiobook.
4. Considerations in setting your audiobook goals.
About Our Speaker: Becky Parker Geist
Becky Parker Geist is CEO of Pro Audio Voices and has been in the audiobook industry since 1981. Typically working with authors and publishers who are challenged in reaching their widest audience, the Pro Audio Voices team provides audiobook production, including complex and unusual projects, and the Audiobook Marketing Program™ to help authors increase their impact. Committed to leadership, Becky serves as President of BAIPA and a Chapter Leader of the Nonfiction Authors Association. As an audiobook publisher and producer, Becky has produced and/or narrated hundreds of titles, helping authors leverage their content through audio.
Becky is the author of five titles, including Audiobook Toolkit for Authors; Selecting a Narrator for Your Audiobook: Insider’s Guide to Choosing a Narrator You’ll Be Thrilled With!; Game Plan for Educators; and two children’s books: Rock-a-Bye Wiship and Grandmother Moon and Other Mother Stories: Book One (co-authored with Vlatka Herzberg). Her passion is to help great stories come alive!
May 9, 2020
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Venue: Zoom Event
This is exclusively an online event via Zoom.
Zoom links will be provided in an email sent out the Friday evening before the event day, between 8:45 and 9 PM. If you have pre-registered and do not receive that email, please reach out to [email protected]