Audio Book Production and Pricing

After working with The Portland Pod previously, and realizing their skill level, I decided to record the audio version of my book “Detective In The Dooryard” with them. The results were awesome. They are professional, their studios and gear are top notch, and you’ll enjoy working with them.


Tim Cotton

Author of Detective In The Dooryard
Audio Book Production & Post-Production
You read. We do the rest.
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We do audio books a little differently

The standard practice is to record it all up front, then take it in to post and spend weeks editing it. We don’t like doing it that way. Mainly because it means you’re now just one of a dozen projects in post, and we’re not big fans of splitting our attention between multiple productions – we don’t feel this is the right way to create a truly great finished product in a reasonable amount of time.

Instead, we record and edit in real time.

You read a chapter, then you stop, and we edit it up nice an pretty while you have a drink of water and review your next chapter. Then we start again.

The benefit of this approach is that there is no post-production to speak of. When you’ve finished reading your book, you can expect the finished product to be delivered within 48-hours. Some authors and publishers do not prefer this approach because it extends the time they need to spend in the studio. If an author or publisher is using paid talent to narrate the book, this will add cost to the project as the talent’s on set hours will be higher.

We insist on our method not because we are stubborn, but because we know it will end up costing less and be done much sooner.

Most audio book projects are plagued with re-reads, and those re-reads cost both time and money. By moving chapter-by-chapter, we’re able to capture the perfect read the first time and prevent the Publisher or the Author from incurring the additional charges related to bringing talent back into the studio for unexpected re-reads. You wind up paying the talent less, and you wind up paying us less.