Friday, January 3, 2014
Making books accessible
I've been talking about goals for 2014 this week, and one of my goals is to make my books more accessible. That means putting them on more platforms and stores than I currently have, but also finding new ways to reach people.
In the long run I would like to turn at least my self-published works into audio books, but that's a bigger project than I can take on right now. I am handy with audio software, and being an old musician I have a lot of equipment sitting around the house, but making a good audio book requires more than technology.
For now, I intend to ignore my Swedish accent (LOL) and read chapters to be put on my website. At first I was going to just make audio files, but then I thought, "Why not put the text up too, in a video?"
This is my first effort, let's call it a prototype. Funny detail: there's one portion that says, "...the captain a big, pink, furry bunny." I don't know where my head was when I read it, but I say, "...a big, punk, furry bunny."
I might go back and edit it... Or maybe I'll leave it be and act surprised if anyone comments on it. ;-) If you don't believe me about the accent, here it is!
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