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It is always easier to let someone else do the hard work of figuring something out.
For instance, when it comes to data, keywords and Amazon, I could test things myself and spend years on it, or just go read Dave Chesson’s blog (Kindlepreneur).
When it comes to audiobooks, the general consensus is that it is too costly and/or complicated to get them done.
The complexity comes in when you look at ACX (Amazon’s audiobook arm) requirements.
Files need to:
* contain only one chapter/section per file, with the section header read aloud * have a running time no longer than 120 minutes * have room tone at the beginning and end and be free of extraneous sounds * Measure between -23dB and -18dB RMS and have a -3dB peak values and a maximum -60dB noise floor * be a 192kbps or higher MP3, Constant Bit Rate (CBR) at 44.1 khz
Derek Doepker shared the above requirements on Thursday during his audiobook training.
Now, I don’t know about you, but I have zero interest in figuring out how to do all that.
I would rather have a rocker who has a degree in music composition figure it all out for me.
That is why I love Derek’s_ Audiobooks for Every Author_ free training from Thursday.
He also has an easy-to-use course that shows you all of those exact settings above, so you don’t have to worry about it.
All you have to do is set it up in the software and hit record.
Let the rocker worry about bit rates and all that other jazz… er, I mean rock.
_Leap. Love. Grow._
P.S. There is a replay for Derek’s audiobook training in case you missed it. I will be there until Sunday.