All About Audiobooks featuring Karen Grey

The Kobo Writing Life team is happy to announce our next Live Q&A on June 29th from 12:00 PM-1:00 PM EST. KWL Director Tara and author engagement manager Laura will be joined by audiobook narrator, author, and audiobook production consultant Karen Grey! Be sure to have your questions about everything to do with audiobooks ready for this amazing talk.

Hello authors!

For our sixth live Q&A of the year (we’re halfway through, everyone – amazing!), audiobook narrator, author, and all-around audiobook expert and founder of Home Cooked Books, Karen Grey (who narrates under Karen White), will be in conversation with KWL’s director Tara and author engagement manager Laura, discussing all there is to do with audiobooks! We will be discussing everything from Karen’s career as an audiobook narrator to audiobook production processes to marketing your audiobooks and more.

Karen has also previously featured on the Kobo Writing Life podcast. Check out our interview with her here!

Karen has recently started a NEW audiobook fan mailing list!

She is offering features to authors who help her spread the word about the SuperFan news to their readers.

Check out the links below for more info:

Be sure to follow Karen on Instagram, Facebook and TikTok.

Find Home Cooked Books on Instagram, Facebook and TikTok as well, and check out their website here.

We will be discussing such subjects as:

  • Karen’s work as an audiobook narrator
  • Narrating audiobooks
  • Audiobook production processes
  • Finding the right narrator for your book
  • Marketing your audiobooks
  • Common mistakes in audio to avoid
  • Advice for authors going wide with audiobooks
  • If producing audiobooks is right for you

And more! We will also have time for audience questions at the end, so be sure to join the live event! And, as always, happy writing.

Join us on YouTube or Facebook on June 29th at 12PM EST.

Home Cooked Books owner Karen White narrated audiobooks from 1999 – 2022. With more than 400 titles to her credit, she recorded for Audible Studios, Blackstone Audio, Books-on-Tape, Dreamscape, Harper Audio, Hachette Audio, Highbridge Audio, Penguin Random House Audio, and Tantor Audio as well as indie authors and publishers. She’s a multiple winner of Earphones Awards, Publisher’s Weekly and Listening Journal Starred Reviews, and is a three-time Audie Finalist.

Karen served on the Audiobook Publisher’s Association PR & Events committee from 2016 – 2019, and was Vice Chair of SAG-AFTRA’s Audiobook Steering committee from 2012 – 2022. She has appeared on conference panels for the Audiobook Publishers Association, the Virginia Festival of the Book, Romance Writers Association, Booklovers Con, Heart of Carolina Romance Writers, Georgia Romance Writers Moonlight & Magnolias, Apollycon, Book Bonanza, Chicago’s Spring Fling, and RT Con. In 2019 she created a new course for the UNC-Wilmington Creative Writing Department, Special Topics in Publishing: Digital Formats.

In addition to helping other authors find avid listeners for their audiobooks, she publishes her own writing as Karen Grey. Her audiobooks have been an AudioFile Earphones winner and Independent Audiobook Award and Sultry Listeners Award finalist.

Tara runs Kobo Writing Life (KWL), Kobo’s independent publishing platform. As a subject matter expert in all aspects of indie publishing, her aim is to make KWL the greatest and most user-friendly self-publishing platform available and always looking for ways for indies to reach a new audience of readers.  

Laura is Kobo Writing Life’s Author Engagement Manager. In her role on the KWL team, she works closely with indie authors to help them reach new readers on Kobo. She has a B.A. in English from York University and a post-grad certificate in book, magazine and electronic publishing from Centennial College. When she’s off the clock, you can find her curled up with a romance book or binge-watching a new reality show.

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