Audiobooks: The Must-Have Format of the Now and Future Publisher

Description: We welcome back Women in Publishing Summit sponsor, Diane Lasek of ListenUp Audio for a conversation about audiobooks as the future of book publishing, and what every author needs to know. 

Format: Q&A

Level: This presentation is for all levels. 


Diane Lasek

Diane Lasek

SVP, ListenUp Audio

Diane promotes the audiobook production and distribution services that ListenUp offers to the indie arena. She enjoys providing information and guidance to indie authors and publishers and implementing strategies that help authors gain more listenership and success with their audiobooks.
Diane has had a long career in content creation, marketing and distribution and for the last five years she’s been busy building the platform for ListenUp. Visit the website at

Mentioned in this video:

ListenUp Audio

  • The DOWN and DIRTY truth for writers
  • Why you should, or shouldn’t, pursue an audio book
  • How to determine your cost for an audiobook with ListenUp
  • Why you need a voice narrator
  • The importance of professional sound recording and engineering
  • Why you shouldn’t do it on your audiobook on your own
  • The process of working with ListenUp – exactly what you need to do
  • Common issues Diane sees
  • Distribution of audiobooks
  • You should have an audience and a solid ebook sales performance before an audio
  • What the big sellers are doing
  • Tips for specific genres
  • Tips on getting the most royalties on your audiobooks
  • Distribution with ListenUp



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