Want to know how to make an audio drama?
Do you have a great idea for a story? Planning on self-publishing it in written form? An admirable venture, but did you know that there are somewhere between 600,000 and 1,000,000 books published every year in the US alone? So not only will you have to compete with those folks for readers, you’ll also have to go toe-to-toe with the likes of Stephen King, JK Rowling, and Tolkien. Yeah, basically every author who has ever lived and still has a book available.
Think about it, when someone reads your book they aren’t really doing anything else, are they? They’re probably not driving the car, working, doing the garden, or at the gym. That means you’ve got a very small window of time to reach them with your story (if you can get to them before 10,000,000 other writers, that is).
Well, the good news is, there’s another way to get your story out there. Modern Audio Drama is on the rise. Listenership is growing, and they are desperate for new content. With Audio Drama you can reach your audience whilst they are pretty much doing anything. And with the podcast directories now mandatory on most phones, and news stories suggesting they’ll soon be built into most new cars, you’ll soon be able to reach them almost everywhere.
If you’ve never recorded, produced, or mixed a single bit of audio in your life, this guide aims to help walk you through the full process. From recording a piece of dialogue, to getting your show into the iTunes directory.