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WIP Sponsor Series: Beyond the Written Word: The Rise of Audiobooks in the Literary Realm

April 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

Join us on a journey into the captivating realm of audiobooks with “Beyond the Written Word: The Rise of Audiobooks in the Literary Realm.” Hosted by Mark Packard, Director and Producer of Number Three Productions, this webinar is a comprehensive exploration of why you need an audiobook, how to create an audiobook, and new trends in the audiobook world. Participants will delve into the strategic landscape of audiobooks and their pivotal role in modern storytelling.

Discover the ‘whys' of audiobooks, exploring their growing popularity, economic implications, and benefits for both authors and consumers.

Mark will be sharing invaluable insights into the technical side of audiobook creation, unraveling the pre-production, recording, and editing stages. We’ll also be discussing which audiobook distribution platform is right for you so you can make an informed decision about where to sell your audiobook.

In the final segment, Mark explores the intersection of AI and audiobooks, examining the positives and potential downfalls. From the rising accuracy of AI-generated voices to Spotify's emergence as a significant audiobook platform, this webinar is a dynamic exploration of the audiobook industry's past, present, and future.

Join the conversation, ask questions, and leave with a profound understanding of the audiobook landscape, equipped to make strategic decisions in your author journey.

Meet Mark, Director of Number Three Productions and a multitalented musician, producer, creator, and thought leader. Mark's journey to podcasting and audio production is paved with a diverse range of experiences. His background in economics, mathematics, professional dance, teaching, music composition, lyric writing, and stage performance enriches his approach to production and gives him a unique perspective on the art of sound creation. In the realm of audio, Mark's keen focus lies in capturing the rhythm of the human voice while his philosophy on audio production centers around creating an immersive and pleasing experience for the listener. With a strong belief in the profound impact that attention to detail has on the subconscious of the listener, he meticulously crafts and blends his audio productions to subtle perfection. Mark's commitment to enhancing the listener's experience permeates every aspect of his work, ensuring that each production resonates deeply, even if its intricacies go unnoticed. Recognized as an audio luminary, Mark has produced three captivating hiphop EPs, curated nine engaging podcasts, composed eight podcast theme songs, and brought fourteen enchanting audiobooks to life. His contributions have garnered acclaim, earning him consecutive nominations as Podcast Hero of the Year at the Publisher Podcast Awards, alongside esteemed creators from Marvel, Amazon, and Penguin Random House. Mark is poised to continue pushing the boundaries of audio production with an intense focus on building procedures and techniques that transcends the confines of traditional distribution and sound production models. With boundless creativity and an unwavering commitment to excellence, his next endeavors promise to captivate and inspire audiences and creators worldwide. When he's not engrossed in audio production, you'll likely find him immersed in the intricate word flows and rhyme schemes of his favorite underground hiphop artists, continuously expanding his creative horizons.


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April 11
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
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