The pros and cons of recording audiobooks

Are you thinking about recording your book? We invited authors and industry professionals to speak of their experiences working with this audio platform.

Video really didn’t kill the radio star and audiobooks will never replace the printed version, but just like ebooks, audiobooks are simply a form of storytelling wrapped up in a different package.

ArtsHub spoke to several authors and publishers about the art and practice of translating the written word into its aural counterpart so you can figure out if you’d be interested in being booked for sound.

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Thuy On is Reviews Editor of ArtsHub and an arts journalist, critic and poet who’s written for a range of publications including The Guardian, The Saturday Paper, Sydney Review of Books, The Australian, The Age/SMH and Australian Book Review. She's the outgoing books editor of The Big issue. Her first book, a collection of poetry called Turbulence, came out in 2020 and was published by University of Western Australia Press. Her next collection, Decadence, will be published in July 2022. Twitter: @thuy_on