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DATE & TIME   |  March 18th 2023 – Social at 12:00 PM, Business meeting at 12:30 pm, Speaker at 1:30 pm or later–after the business meeting concludes.
LOCATION   |    Zoom and Community Room at the Woodbourne Library, 6060 Far Hills Avenue, Centerville, Ohio 45459. See below for further instructions.
TOPIC   | Scott Ellis, Audiobook Narration: Psst… Wanna Know the Secrets to Success?

Audiobook Narration: Psst… Wanna Know the Secrets to Success?

Learn About Audiobook Narration, Whether Hiring or Trying it Yourself

As an audiobook narrator and retired teacher, Scott is always looking for ways to engage more people with audiobooks. He’s looking forward to being with COFW to walk through the entire process of audiobook production, including:

  • Searching for the right narrator on the right platform
  • Understanding the lingo used in the industry (especially as it relates to pricing and royalties)
  • Outlining the step by step process of how to vet narrators
  • Explaining your responsibilities as the author
  • Answering all your many questions, except for “Why is the sky blue?” and “What is the meaning of life?”

If you’re interested in narrating your own books, have those questions at the ready. Some public libraries, such as the Westerville Public Library in central Ohio, now offer recording rooms. Scott and his wife rent out their recording studio in the Berkshires.


Attending Our Hybrid Meeting

This program is free for members and prospective members who have not yet visited for two complimentary meetings. For those members who cannot join us in person, join us via Zoom. The password will be posted in the Central Ohio Fiction Writers Google Group, and on the members-only Central Ohio Fiction Writers Facebook page.

If you are not a COFW member and wish to attend this presentation via Zoom, email cofwpresident@gmail.com. Please note, the link spans from the moment we open the room to the social half hour through the business meeting and this program.

Per library policy, “Prepared food and non-alcoholic beverages are allowed in meeting rooms.”


About Our Speaker

Scott Ellis is an audiobook narrator having narrated over 70 audiobScott Ellis is a middle-aged white man wearing a brimmed hat.ooks. In addition, he has helped many narrators and authors bring their first projects to audio. With a degree in theater and nearly 30 years as an educator teaching Language Arts, Scott is all about performing and teaching. He is pleased to join COFW and discuss the ins and outs of audiobook production, plus be a part of helping authors think through all options of putting their stories in audio.

He is a trained actor, a musician and a recently retired children’s librarian, waking up every day to entertain. When behind the microphone, his sole purpose is to bring life to the characters he’s voicing, to convince listeners that they’ve been transported to another place, and to make them emotionally connect to the topic.


Connect with Scott

Please visit Scott’s website to learn more about his production Company.

Interested in narrating your own books? Check out his paid option for online audiobook narration instruction.

If you like podcasts, hunt him up at Let’s Talk… with Scott Ellis • A podcast on Anchor