Audio for Authors by Joanna Penn

September 7, 2023

I am a big fan of Joanna Penn.  I love her books on writing and staying healthy while writing and writing as a business and actually everything she does. So it's a little surprising that I missed the publication of her writing book Audio for Authors.

But that's okay.  I've got it now. And, while I haven't even finished it, I'm already feeling inspired.

Audio for Authors covers both audio books and podcasting. As an author and podcaster who records her own audio books, Joanna Penn has a great deal of experience to share.

According to the book's introduction, half of Americans, age 12 and up, have listened to a podcast and audio publishers have reported seven years of double digit growth. More and more and more people are listening to audio everyday. Some, Penn stresses, don't consume books or articles any other way.

Audio for Authors goes on to cover a lot of ground, including types of audiobooks, writing for audio and tips on narration. It also provides some great information on podcasting including equipment, distribution, podcast launches and more.

While it didn't make up a significant part of the book, Penn did talk about YouTube saying that her channel went audio only in early 2019. Even without video, she says, her subscriber list has continued to grow. 

YouTube is not, strictly speaking, an audio platform but I listen to media all the time via YouTube Premium (which keeps the audio going when my phone is in my pocket).  And I know a lot of other people who do that too.

I have always liked doing videos. While I'm sure that there are a lot of autistics who do NOT feel this way, I find video a good alternative to face to face speaking and networking.

I haven't done a lot with my YouTube channel and yet to share anything on autism but after listing to Audio for Authors I'm considering it. 

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