To Audio Book or Not to Audio Book

Hi, folks! Dane here, and today I’ve got a question for you. You see, I’ve been thinking about creating some audio book versions of some of my books, but I’m not sure whether anyone would actually be interested.

The cool thing about it is that I have all of the software and hardware that I’d need to create them myself and to publish them through ACX, and that would make them available on Audible, Apple Books and various other providers. I also have a YouTube friend (Emma Rosen, the author of Milk) who’s recorded an audio book of her own, so I have someone whose expertise I could tap into.

But then there’s another thing to think about: which book to begin with. My non-fiction book, Social Paranoia, and my poetry collection, Eyes Like Lighthouses When the Boats Come Home, would both make sense because they’d be easier to narrate. I think my novels would be more popular, but then I’d have to voice the characters, which might be a challenge.

So I thought I’d throw this out to the ether and see what you guys think. Would you listen to my books if they were available in audio format? And if so, which books would you want me to get to first? Let me know what you think with a comment, or drop me a message on Facebook or Twitter to let me know what you think. I’ll see you soon!


  • Valerie Seal Posted January 14, 2019 11:48 am

    i only buy audiobooks nowadays, so have not read any of your books.. I especially like Audible’s daily deals.

    • Dane Cobain Posted January 14, 2019 6:58 pm

      Thanks Valerie, appreciate the feedback!

  • Clive Whitelock Posted January 14, 2019 3:26 pm

    I never listen to audio books Dane. I much prefer the written word and the solid book. It’s a good idea to ask though, just to find out who likes what.

    • Dane Cobain Posted January 14, 2019 6:58 pm

      Cheers Clive! I personally only listen to them for re-reads, they keep me entertained on my walks though!

  • Judith Allen Posted January 14, 2019 6:37 pm

    Not for me, but I know people who like audio books. I would just go to sleep if someone read me a story.

    • Dane Cobain Posted January 14, 2019 6:59 pm

      Thanks Judith, they’re certainly not for everyone!

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