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Audiobooks are one of the fastest growing segments of publishing! The ideal medium for commuters and vacationers, audiobooks have surged in popularity and there are more opportunities than ever to affordably create audiobooks that millions of listeners will clamor for that typically earn you a far greater royalty than print and eBooks!

In this first-of-its-kind webinar for ALC, best-selling author and audiobook producer, Derek Taylor Kent, will guide you through the steps of how he has produced and published a dozen audiobooks, including Kubrick's Game, which won the Reader's Favorite Gold Medal for Best Fiction Audiobook of 2017 and was narrated by actors Jonthan Frakes and Yvette Nicole Brown. His audiobook for his middle-grade book Scary School was recently named best children's audiobook by Audiofile Magazine, and in 2020 alone, he has produced, published, and marketed ten audiobooks.

Derek will give attendees a step-by-step guide for everything you need to know to start creating your own audiobooks, as well as the best practices to have them made for you.

About the Presenter:
Derek Taylor Kent is the author of 14 books encompassing a wide variety of audiences and genres. He has also produced 13 audiobooks to date. He received a three-book deal from HarperCollins for his middle-grade series Scary School and his picture book El Perro con Sombrero was published by Holt/Macmillan after a multi-publisher bidding war. It has been one of the best-selling bilingual picture books in the world since its release in 2015. His puzzle-thriller for an adult audience, Kubrick's Game, was published by Evolved Publishing and twice became the #1 best-selling book on Amazon and received a Reader's Favorite Gold Medal. He recently founded the brand Whimsical World with his wife, children's author and ALC speaker Sheri Fink, with a mission to inspire, delight, and educate children of all ages while planting seeds of self-esteem and high achievement. He taught writing and publishing classes for several years at The Writing Pad in Los Angeles. Discover more at and