How To Maximize Listening To Audiobooks

If you are hesitant about starting your audiobook journey this article may persuade you. We at Hershman Rights Management are audiobook lovers to the core and maybe you will be too!

Now, if you are just starting out with audiobooks here are some ways you can maximize your experience.

Start with a well-reviewed book. 

Everyone is different and has different tastes, but it is more likely for you to stick to audiobooks if you have a great first experience. So with that being said read the reviews and get an inside look on if it is the right fit for you. 

Listen to the sample. 

Along the same lines as reading the review, listen to the sample! A big part about audiobooks is the narration, so if you don’t think you can listen to the narrator for hours on end you might want to skip it.

Multitask. 

Trigger your brain into doing multiple things at once. While listening to your audiobook do chores around the house, or pop it in while you’re driving. This will help if you get bored easily because you will have several things going on at once. 

Commit to a time. 

You don’t have to spend all day or two listening to your audiobook. Take a half an hour or so a day to your book so you don’t get worn out. A good time to listen to your audiobook is right before bed, it is very calming and a nice wind down from the day. 

Those are our tips and tricks for beginning your audiobook journey! Let us know how it goes, and if you are already an audiobook lover let us know why. 

Happy Listening!

Don’t Forget to Research!

With so much information at our disposal don’t forget to use it when writing your novel. Think of research as a necessary step when planning out your novel. Even if you are writing a romantic comedy there’s always research to be done!

You can crack open a book, head to google or even go out on an experience when it comes to research. Even if you are writing about going on a hot air balloon and you’ve done it before, look up the history of the hot air balloon or some fun facts, you never know when you can incorporate it into your writing. And just redoing that experience and going on a hot air balloon again you can open your eyes to how you want it to play in your novel. 

Don’t underestimate the power of research even if you think you know enough for your writing. It can open an avenue you didn’t even know was there!

One of the authors we work with, Mimi Matthews does hours of research on historical fashion alone before finishing a novel. Have a look here!

Happy Writing!

Let’s Talk Author Bio’s

They may have opened the book because of the title or the cover, but the author bio is what connects you to your readers. You want to entice them just enough to buy your book and get to know you a little.

As with writing anything, there are some soft guidelines you can follow when it’s your first time writing something. So for an author bio it goes as follows:

Keep it short.

I know you’ve all seen author bio’s so you know that keeping it brief is key. The book is where you let all your words fly out. 

Use third-person. 

To sound more professional, use a third person voice when writing. 

Nail down your one liner.

The hook, line and sinker is your one liner. Craft it carefully by sharing about yourself and something fun!

Be personal. 

Share yourself a little. Enclude interesting facts that may go along with your book. But don’t oversell yourself. You can include your alma mater but dont go crazy on the list of achievements, that’s what google is for. 

Use a professional photo. 

This should go without saying, but you should not use a mirror selfie or a goofy family photo for your author bio. Take the time to get one professionally done, it will make all the difference.

Happy Writing!

Start Your Summer Reading List

I don’t know about you but I get most of my reading done in the summer! There’s something about the warm weather and a good book that just goes hand in hand! But before I even crack open a book I make my summer reading list! It’s a great way to get started, and to keep me on track plus sometimes I even forget what I want to read. 

If you know you want to start your summer reading journey but don’t know what to put on your list I am here to help! I will list some out based on genre and if something catches your eye add it to your list! Alright..here we go!

Romance

Teen and Young Adult

Fantasy

Biography

Historical Fiction

Thriller

Happy Reading!

Audiobooks Released in June!

What’s better than popping in an audiobook during a car ride or while lounging out. This month we have some great releases that you might be interested in! 

Look at the preview and have a listen to the sample! If you are a lover of audiobooks we post all of our monthly releases so check out the audiobooks from the previous months!

Audiobooks for 75% Off

Who doesn’t love a great deal! Especially when it’s for something you love like audiobooks. Well do we have a deal for you! Two of our authors’ audiobooks are not available for 75% off until July 6th. Check it out!

Redemption by Kenya Wright 

Summary

Yoshiro escaped a career of crime with the mafia after they killed his family. For five years, he’s dropped out of life. All he wants this Christmas is to be left alone. Then, Ebony and her kids accidentally crash onto his property during a snowstorm. For three years, they’ve been running from her husband – who’s been more monster than man.  

The storm picks up. They are forced to remain with Yoshiro until it dies down. And the threat of Ebony’s monster remains, lurking within the shadows and threatening her safety. But Yoshiro knows all about death and blood. Her monster doesn’t scare him. What has him terrified is that heartwarming feeling sparking between them. The more time Yoshiro spends with Ebony, the more she becomes a Christmas present that he’s dying to open. Too bad, she’s promised herself that she will never let another man in her or her children’s life again.  

Yet, sometimes the best Christmas presents come from a bullet. Every so often a good Christmas miracle is a cut-up body to end a nightmare. And even better, at just the right moment two lonely people can find light in their darkened souls and open their hearts to a new romance.  

https://www.audiobooks.com/promotions/promotedBook/429480/redemption?refId=39573

Love Always, Wild

Summary

Wilder,

When I left that night, I had every intention of coming back to you. To us. But no matter how hard I wish for what I want, there are some things in life that aren’t meant to be. I don’t expect you to understand. You’ve already moved on, living your life. But mine ended that night, nine years ago, and I still can’t let you go. Not sure I ever will. I regret so many things, but hurting you, I’ll never forgive myself. I’m sorry for…everything.

Jax

Jax,

If only you could’ve seen it like I did, the way you were when you thought the world wasn’t watching. How you’d change when I looked at you, when it was just us. But most of all…I wish you could’ve seen how much it hurt me when you disappeared. Regrets are for cowards. It has always been my belief you should chase after the things you want with actions, not words. There is no such thing as never meant to be.

So this apology…not accepted….

Love always, Wild

https://www.audiobooks.com/promotions/promotedBook/482743/love-always-wild?refId=39528

Happy Listening!

How to Name Your Sci-Fi Character

You want to write a science fiction book ,but you keep getting stumped on character names. You created a whole new beautiful world and need the names to reflect that, so how do you come up with them? That is what we will be discussing today!

Take a name you already know. Think of your favorite name in whatever language and modify it a little. Play around with the endings and beginning until it sounds like the perfect name for your character. 

Good ole name generator. Sometimes you need a little boost to get things started, and that’s where a name generator comes in handy. Fantasy name generator have more than just fantasy, but click on what you’re looking for and they can generate male and female names for you! Another good one is Donjon, they also have lots of genres and categories to choose from. 

Go back to the roots. Crack open a latin or greek dictionary and use root words to come up with a name!

Tell us how you come up with your unique character names!

Happy Writing!

Do It For You!

Do it for you and the rest will follow! Don’t be so hung up on being heard. You write for yourself after all, because you enjoy it. When you put all your work into a piece and you share it with the world, believe in yourself. Believe that you wrote something worth the time to read and people will read it!

Do the best that you can, and it will show. Your voice will be heard when the time is right. But in the meantime keep writing and keep trying to be the best that you can be! Sometimes the weekend can get the best of us but if anything, Monday can be a fresh start. 

Read some more of our posts for writing inspiration, and writing advice!

Happy Monday!

What is Playaway?

We all learn something new everyday right? Well Playaway is new to me…so if you don’t know what it is or would like to learn more come learn with me!

First things first, their website is awesome! And easy to navigate so follow along here if you want to take a look. 

Playaway is a pre-loaded audiobook. It gives the user the ability to take it on the go and listen to bestselling audiobooks to new releases wherever they go. And the best part is, you can get it at the library! This device is durable and doesn’t require wifi for use! And if you want to listen in the car and don’t want to put headphones on..no worries the universal jack is compatible with auxiliary cords too!

So visit your nearest library and see if you can take out a Playaway. And more good news! One of our newer audiobooks Savage Row by Britney King is now available on Playaway!

Happy Listening! 

Manifest Your Future

Whether you believe in it or not, you should always believe in yourself. I have been seeing manifestation more and more recently while scrolling through social media and such. If you don’t know what it is manifesting is bringing something tangible into your life through a belief, so if you can think it you can have it essentially. It is all about willpower!

Now, I am no expert in the matter but I can say that it definitely intrigues me! There are so many guides and articles and books on manifestation out there, so if you are interested hit up Google!

Here is the article that started it all for me: https://www.oprahdaily.com/life/a30244004/how-to-manifest-anything/

Happy Monday!