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Wednesday, March 20 • 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Readers are Listening: Best Practices in the Production and Distribution of Audiobooks

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Jessica Albert and Brendan Ouellette will discuss the many options available to large and small publishers when creating an audiobook program from the ground up. Learn how to develop an audiobook strategy, including the considerations that come with creating audiobooks in-house, how to sell audio rights, and how to work with third-parties and freelancers. Using their experiences at ECW Press and Annick Press, as well as sharing updates from other houses , Jessica and Brendan will share lessons learned and the hurdles still to overcome in the Canadian audiobook landscape.

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Jessica Albert

Digital and Art Director, ECW Press
Jessica Albert is the Digital and Art Director at ECW Press where she works on ebooks, accessibility, audiobooks, book covers, and metadata — sometimes all at once. When not playing fetch with her dog, Jessica has been working to overhaul the digital production and metadata systems... Read More →
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Brendan Ouellette

Digital Project Manager, Annick Press
As digital project manager for Annick Press in Toronto, Brendan works with producers, voice actors, authors and industry experts to translate print content for kids and teens into exciting audiobooks. 

Wednesday March 20, 2019 12:00pm - 12:45pm EDT
CR-2 (ground floor, MaRS)