If you’re a pharmacist author who wants to publish an audiobook, you need to listen to this episode! Whether you need a voice talent to narrate the project or you want to narrate it yourself, Julie Walthers can help.
During our interview, we talk about the process of producing an audiobook, how much it costs to produce one, and fun vocabulary words, like “punch and roll,” “straight record,” and “raw audio.” We also talk briefly about hiring a narrator, what you need if you narrate your own audiobook, and more.
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Julie is the owner and lead editor of Whole Story Studio, an audiobook post-production company. With a background in both sound engineering and education, Julie combines her experiences working in a Detroit-area recording studio and as a high school English teacher into a fulfilling career editing and producing audiobooks. Julie has worked with Eljin productions for editing and QC, which has included dozens of titles from major publishing companies such as Simon and Schuster, Penguin Random House, and Harper. She has also worked as part of the AppleNews audio stories engineering team. Other clients have included BenBella Books, Chelsea Green Publishing, Blackstone Publishing, and a number of incredible independent authors and narrators. In addition to editing and mastering audiobooks, Whole Story Studio offers producing services to help independent authors navigate the audiobook production process. In her spare time, Julie enjoys running, reading, and cuddling with her old pup Neffi, and two new kitties, Maud and Norman.
Julie Gold Walthers and I worked on two audiobooks together. They are:
- IMPACT Pharmacist: Start Your Own Wellness Practice and Leave Your Retail Pharmacy Job Behind! By Dr. Asha Pai Bohannon and Eric Bohannon
- Perimenopause: The Savvy Sister’s Guide to Hormone Harmony by Dr. Anna Garrett
Julie loves working with narrators and helping independent authors navigate the audiobook production process. She would love to help pharmacist authors publish audiobooks.
How does one create an audiobook? There’s more than one way. Julie has a process. When I narrated my clients’ books, Julie “proofread” my files, edited out mistakes/knit corrections into the files, and mastered everything to meet ACX specifications so that the books could be sold on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes. “Author-read audiobooks” have a different process.
What are Julie’s numbers? Julie has engineered hundreds of audiobooks and served the role of producer for dozens of projects.
If you’re interested in learning more producing an audiobook with Julie through Whole Story Studio, get in touch with Julie at email@example.com. Her website is www.wholestorystudio.com. She can also listen to you reading a few pages of your book and advise you on hiring a talent vs. narrating the book yourself. As a producer, Julie helps authors decide between producing an author-read audiobook and hiring a voice talent. A “test read” might be just what you need!
Julie has a teacher’s heart, is a competent audio engineer, and is friendly to work with. Reach out to Julie today! Good luck on your audiobook project!
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Dates, authors, and book titles in the Pharmacist Authors Series on The Pharmacist’s Voice Podcast:
June 19, Interview with Sue Ojageer, PharmD on her children’s book The Pharma Heroes: The Power of Precision Medicine
June 26, Interview with Christina Fontana, PharmD about her book Moving Beyond the Counter: Elevating into Heart-Centered Health Care through Entrepreneurship
July 10, Interview with Cory Jenks, PharmD about his book Permission to Care: Building a Healthcare Culture That Thrives in Chaos
July 14, Interview with Donna Bartlett, PharmD about her book MedStrong: Shed Your Meds for a Better, Healthier You
July 17, Interview with Frieda Wiley, PharmD about her book Telecommuting Psychosis: From Surviving to Thriving While Working in Your Pajama Pants. Plus, we touch on her 3 children’s books in development.
July 21, Interview with Tim Ulbrich, PharmD about his book Seven Figure Pharmacist: How to Maximize Your Income, Eliminate Debt, and Create Wealth
July 24, Interview with LaQuoia Johnson, PharmD about her book How Rxacism Manifests Inside the Small World of Pharmacy
July 28, Pharmacist Authors Series wrap-up (solo show)
Thank you for listening to episode 222 of The Pharmacist’s Voice ® Podcast!