A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to Making This Audiobook

I received the following request to guest post on May 18, 2019

I replied the next day:

Now here is where it started to REALLY get interesting…

Did you see the interesting part, he NARRATES AND PRODUCES AUDIOBOOKS? I IMMEDIATELY wrote back

Steve replied almost immediately …

I asked Steve for a quote to produce the audiobook. His price was about twice what I hoped to pay (ouch), but did include the offer to read one or more chapters of the audiobook. He explained his reasoning on the price in terms of the number of hours he would spend on it.

In addition to not loving the price, I was wondering whether I was about to hire someone based on feeling they needed the money, or liking him, versus being confident in the job that would be done. I decided to think about it.

While I was silent, Steve got busy and recorded Chapter 2 — Treading Water. He sent me the recording, you can listen to a bit of it in the Audio Sample for Out-of-Work to Making Money on Audible

Wow! I LOVE his performance.

If I say yes, I will have one less narrator to find and this chapter that he has read is a critical one. It’s early in the book and needs energy and humor in the reading. Steve’s got both. I send him an email, subject line: DEAL! and send him a deposit via Paypal that allows him to pay his June rent.

And that is where the story gets…. more….. interesting. (To be continued).

Note…. if you want to make a long story short, go grab Out-of-Work to Making Money, 21 Comeback Stories Every Job Hunter Should Hear on Audible

If you want the rest of the story, follow this link over to Unemploymentville to hear it.

Thanks for listening!

Originally published at http://www.unemploymentville.com on December 8, 2019.

Programmer by day. Author by night. As I put on running tights, I imagine I’m a superhero. Creator of Unemploymentville.com. More on me: https://bit.ly/3tITsb1

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