As an indie author, it’s nice to have the freedom to try new things in hopes of reaching new and more readers. That’s why I was excited to hear about the latest craze that many authors are hopping on board with—YouTube audiobooks. Why am I so excited? Well, if you could see the website tabs on my laptop, you’ll find at least two open to YouTube at any given moment. One is for the C-drama that I’m currently watching; the other for the music that I use for inspiration as I write. I’m sure I’m not the only person who watches YouTube videos on a regular basis. But have you ever considered that there might be a whole community of readers who are on there regularly listening to audiobooks?
Audiobooks aren’t for everyone of course; some people like myself are more visual learners. But for those who do well absorbing information with their ears, audiobooks are a great option. You can listen to stories while you do chores, run errands, or during your lunch break.
That’s why I’m so thrilled to share that I have my own YouTube channel with several audiobooks already published, and more to come! Some of them are with real narrators and some with AI voices. In case you’re not sure about the latter, I hope you can give them a try; you may be surprised at how realistic-sounding they are. I hope to have the means to be able to hire more real narrators in the future as I continue to build up my channel. In the meantime, A Single Spark, narrated by the amazing Lorana Hoopes, is a great audiobook to start with. You can listen to it for free HERE.
I would really appreciate it if you would subscribe to my YouTube channel while you’re there. You’ll be among the first to know when a new audiobook releases. Thank you for your support!
Now it’s your turn to tell me, do you like audiobooks? If so, do you prefer real narrators or are you okay with AI voices? Please let me know in the comments below!