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  2. #12
    Quote Originally Posted by indianroads View Post
    Cost of someone to read and record it is high.
    The cost of manufacturing and transporting physical books to individual locations has to be pretty high, and fewer people seem to object to an audio book than electronic reading. If I was running a reasonable size publishing house for audio I would separate reading and editing for a start so a reader simply repeated and read on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olly Buckle View Post
    The cost of manufacturing and transporting physical books to individual locations has to be pretty high, and fewer people seem to object to an audio book than electronic reading. If I was running a reasonable size publishing house for audio I would separate reading and editing for a start so a reader simply repeated and read on.

    (My page is big, don't miss Darren's note above, that is an important subject too)
    I publish via Amazon KDP - most of my sales are eBooks rather than hardcopy. I'd like to get into audio, but I've researched the prices and they come to several thousand dollars for a 100K word book.

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    I reckon to read through once to myself and once more aloud before I start, and I don't bother editing, though sometimes I re-record if I really screw up. Google reckons about 5.5 hours to read 100k words, so say eighteen hours for all three reads for a bit of leeway, plus, say, seven hours for a listen through and edit, that is 25 hours. Several thousand dollars seems a lot, though you couldn't do eight hour days, it would have to be split up.

    Personally I rather like the occasional slip and don't think it detracts from the story, just makes it seem like a real person reading
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    We wont have arrived until the sun implodes - "Man's grasp should exceed his reach."
    A man in possession of a wooden spoon must be in want of a pot to stir.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bloggsworth View Post
    We wont have arrived until the sun implodes - "Man's grasp should exceed his reach."
    There is some truth in this, but a few other things might happen before we reach that point. "All of us are living in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars."
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    A lot of people are submitting stories because they are bored during the pandemic.

    Once it's over, the dedicated long-haulers may dominate again.

    (This isn't an attack on people who have to work shitty jobs to survive. A lot of people are already back to work; but as COVID essentially bans us from having social lives, a lot of people are writing and submitting stories who wouldn't otherwise be. Or that's my theory.)

  8. #18
    Quote Originally Posted by EternalGreen View Post
    A lot of people are submitting stories because they are bored during the pandemic.

    Once it's over, the dedicated long-haulers may dominate again.

    (This isn't an attack on people who have to work shitty jobs to survive. A lot of people are already back to work; but as COVID essentially bans us from having social lives, a lot of people are writing and submitting stories who wouldn't otherwise be. Or that's my theory.)
    That is certainly a reason I got back in to Writing again. Was struggling to find ways to feel productive, and creative writing certainly helps to fill that gap.

    I have always liked writing but having the motivation to do so is an entirely different beast. I'm currently feeling down on myself again and not sure when I'll write again now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrandonTheWriter View Post
    That is certainly a reason I got back in to Writing again. Was struggling to find ways to feel productive, and creative writing certainly helps to fill that gap.

    I have always liked writing but having the motivation to do so is an entirely different beast. I'm currently feeling down on myself again and not sure when I'll write again now.
    I am sorry to hear you are discouraged. I was referring to people who write, not because they enjoy it a lot, but because they are bored.

  10. #20
    Quote Originally Posted by EternalGreen View Post
    I am sorry to hear you are discouraged. I was referring to people who write, not because they enjoy it a lot, but because they are bored.
    Even if it is only a temporary thing, I still think it's one of the better things people could pick up. Even out of boredom. It's easy enough to just play a game or watch videos for hours these days. The fact someone settles on Creative Writing out of all of the easy things they could do is certainly welcomed by me.

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