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Audiobooks, ACX, Kindle to Paperback

By Ravi Jayagopal | Digital Creators , Kindle , Podcast , Video

Audiobooks, ACX, Kindle to Paperback

My first-ever video update for my email subscribers! In this video, I talk about...

  • The Audiobook version
  • How and why I'm creating it with Audiobook Creation Exchange (ACX) and Audible in mind,
  • What are the specifications for ACX audio files
  • What software I'm using to make my files meet the specs
  • The Free Kindle ISBN that Amazon gives you when you create a Paperback book via Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP - used to be CreateSpace)
  • Don't use their free ISBN number - pay for one via Bowker
  • Why I changed the book cover of my latest book,

Alexa, what’s my Flash Briefing?

By Ravi Jayagopal | Alexa , Audio , Digital Creators , Kindle , Podcasting

“The Twitter of Audio”?

Take your pick — those are my maybe-lame nicknames for Alexa Flash Briefings 🙂

I launched my own Alexa Flash Briefing (AFB) - which you can listen via the player below - in August 2018. And here are some random thoughts and comments regarding my experience.

Do you have an Alexa Flash Briefing? If yes, what is it? If no, why not? Let me know in the comments below.

It’s a digital goldmine right now, ripe for the gold rush. Very much like Podcasting, but even more exclusive, as not too many know about it, and not too many will put in the effort to create one, even though it's super-easy.

Which of these would you rather compete with for attention?

5+ Billion YouTube Videos
1+ Billion Websites
850,000+ Podcasts
10,000+ Alexa Flash Briefings

(The numbers have been aggregated from various resources, many of them making their best- and educated guesses. Anyway, the general idea — and my main point — remains the same.)