November meeting: Turn your titles into audio books

November’s Book Publishers Northwest meeting focuses on turning written words into spoken words.

Lyssa Browne is a co-owner of Cedar House Audio Productions, a full service spoken word audio production company focusing on audiobooks, podcasts and video game voice overs. Browne is the executive producer, an occasional narrator, and has directed more than 100 audiobooks. Browne has directed and produced 25 audio tours for Rick Steves Europe through the Backdoor. Since their founding in 2007 they have won numerous Audiofile Earphones Awards, won the 2009 Odyssey Award for best young adult Audiobook of year, and been nominated 5 times for the industry’s highest honor: the Audie Award.

Browne will discuss the background of audiobooks, the current state of the industry, and the basics of production. She will share her thoughts on choosing the right narrator, tips on narrating a book and some ideas about marketing and distribution.

The November 17 meeting takes place from 4 pm to 6 pm, with an hour afterward for members to socialize, at Good Shepherd Center, Room 202, 4649 Sunnyside Ave N.