Yes, the process involved in audio book could be more expensive when compared to paper. In the process of recording if you make mistake, it can only be corrected by reading it all over again, then consider the time used in going to the studio and you can also be assured that it cant be a day job.
I know a couple of authors who always talk about how fun it is to do the recording sessions for the audio books and have never complained about them as being hard work. They seem to enjoy them. TV production takes more time and work.
Now I am really intriguided with this issue and would like to know what is behind the price of the audio books and ebooks when there is not creative process involved, just technology, unless the original version is electronic. Do you know what I mean?
I am not familiar with audio book production, but having worked for a television company in the past, I know that it does take time and good recording systems to produce good audio quality. The post-production editing work requires also some amount of time.
Yes, a paper book demands more resources, more work and more people involved in the process. From the environmental point of view, though, having the possibility of producing electronic and audio books I am not completely sure of the need of proucing paper books other than the romantic factor of how a paper book feels. I still have mixed feelings about this.
Yes, that's true. The author has scheduled times for the readings and it has to be repeated if something goes wrong. An audio book demans work. But why is it more expensive than the paper book? Is the process more expensive?
EBN Dialogue enables and encourages you to participate in live chats with notable leaders and luminaries. Not only editors and journalists, but the entire EBN community is able to comment and ask questions. Listed below are upcoming and archived chats.
Thailand Stages a Comeback Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Microsoft Surface: Potential Winners & Losers What are the implications for the electronics industry supply chain of Microsoft Corp.'s decision to launch its own tablet PC? Join industry veteran and EE Times' systems and OEM expert Rick Merritt on Tuesday, July 3, at 12:00 pm EDT for a Live Chat on this subject.
Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Peter Drucker famously said "Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window." Yet in the razor's-edge world of electronics—with a lean supply chain and just-in-time demands—the need to know the future is vital.
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