TOWARDS DYNAMIC PUBLISHING:
fluid edition, including the audience
Expanding social tools for engagement with your audiobook, tangiblemode invests significantly in live events. These events invite audience members to become active readers in ‘mirroring’ the author’s core narration. Carefully choreographed, these recorded scenes are then injected back into the audiobook as extra layers in update/s to the app. The author’s narration is always preserved as the core of the audiobook.
Usually as a way of celebrating the initial launch of the audiobook, live events can also continue to evolve the work over time, as well as open opportunities for remote contribution and participation from active listeners.
Not all texts are equally suited to 3D-audiobook publishing. tangiblemode looks for works across a wide range of fields – works with limited narrative that imply or would benefit from non-linear listening experience, where 3D architecture and spatial cues activate memory in the listener. In certain cases, the 3D-audiobook edition can be perfectly aligned with pre-existing editions in print or e-format, functioning as an audible layer that enriches the possibilities of relating to a text.
Our focus is on smaller works –up to 10,000 words for poetry, up to 20,000 words for other fields– and we are open to works in English, Catalan, Spanish, French and Portuguese.
We are particularly interested in the author-as-reader of their own work. Here, we are after an intimately informed reading but not an enacted/dramatised one (i.e. by a voice-actor). Our analysis and preparation of your text for production is designed to produce the very best out of your voice (warming up) and your readings (variety of text length, sections or ‘takes’).
IN-PERSON OR REMOTELY SUPERVISED RECORDING
tangiblemode is based in Barcelona. The recording sessions themselves can generally be done in a weekend (or over two weekdays), subject to advance booking.
We also deal with remotely supervised recording if coming to Barcelona is not an option. We provide minimum technical requirements (from microphone choice to sample rate and bit depth) as well as guidance in finding the right recording studio near you and best methods for sending us the files. We design, prepare and send you a complete set-list of texts to record as separate tracks. During your audio production, we are on call to supervise, walk you through any problems, answer any questions as well as to give feedback and instructions between your recording sessions.
WORKING WITH US
Publishing a 3D-audiobook –a high-end object and experience– also requires somewhat higher levels of commitment especially during the production and launch phases. This connection between the author and production team pays off in the quality that the final product achieves. We are happy to adapt to experienced authors who would enjoy a more involved, ‘hands-on’ approach to building their audiobook as well as authors who prefer to be more ‘hands-off’.