Findaway Voices Panel
How to Write for Audio
Audience: All Levels
In this session, Christina Calderone and Scott Curry from Findaway Voices chat with author M.K. Williams on the craft and nuances of writing for audio, a different skill to writing for the page. BONUS: Will Dages, Head of Findaway Voices, will do a LIVE pre-launch sneak peek of what to expect from Findaway’s upcoming Marketplace for audio authors.
Will Dages is Head of Findaway Voices, a platform that empowers authors and publishers to create and distribute audiobooks globally to reach listeners everywhere. A seasoned audiobook industry executive, he leads an amazing team of engineering, product, marketing, customer experience, and sales professionals to change the audiobook industry for the better. He speaks regularly about how the audiobook publishing process really works. An avid audiobook listener himself, listening to about 50 books a year, he enjoys helping authors find success within the audiobook industry.
Scott Curry is Marketing Strategist of Findaway Voices, a platform that empowers authors and publishers to create and distribute audiobooks globally to reach listeners everywhere. Scott is a seasoned marketing and advertising executive that works on Findaway Voices marketing strategy and campaigns. He also helps independent authors find success with their author platforms, marketing, and brand strategy. A writer himself, Scott routinely relishes being outside the datastream writing on a Royal typewriter while listening to classical music on vinyl, playing piano and guitar, racing his sailing yacht Escapade, and imagining bedtime stories with his son. For over 20 years, he’s worked with iconic brands around the world, including Arnold Palmer, Olympics, Fashion Week, and numerous non-profit initiatives. He lives in Cleveland, OH with his wife Tina, son Åsmund, and dogs Saoirse and Santtu.
Christina Calderone is Author Experience & Merchandising Manager of Findaway Voices, a platform that empowers authors and publishers to create and distribute audiobooks globally to reach listeners everywhere. A seasoned audiobook industry professional, her experience managing digital partner operations to managing merchandising with retail partners enables her to maximize success for authors. An ardent audiobook fan herself, she loves a good mystery/thriller with a mix of romance to keep things fresh. She loves animals and fosters and rehabilitates dogs and cats with an animal rescue in South Florida. Regularly traveling and exploring the outdoors with her husband and three children makes her sunny days even brighter.
M.K. Williams is an author and independent publisher. She has written and published numerous books under her own name and helped several authors realize their dreams of publishing their books as well. After having learned the ins-and-outs of self-publishing and independent publishing she is now on a mission to help aspiring authors get the answers they need, avoid money-traps, and navigate the process of self-publishing their first book through her brand Author Your Ambition.