Author Coaching


Authors, let me help you bring your narration to life!

Many nonfiction authors want to narrate their own audiobooks, eager to bring theirvoice to the book they’ve labored over for so long and speak directly to their fans. Yet, writing a book and narrating it are two distinct and challenging skills. Many writersdon’t realize this until they find themselves staring at the microphone.

Then, sitting in that small sound booth, working for hours with an engineer and producer, under the gun to finish the project on time, and feeling the pressure of creating an engaging and entertaining recording, the writer realizes that they may have bitten off more than they can chew.

Authors then realize if they had worked with someone to prepare them for this experience, they would feel much more confident about handling the demands of audiobook narration.

That’s where I come in.


WHO: Sean Pratt, an audiobook veteran of 23 years with 5 Audie Award

nominations, 8 Audiofile Earphones Awards, and more than 1000+ recorded books.

He narrates audiobooks for Blackstone Audio, Tantor Media, Gildan Audio, Harper Collins, Penguin Random House, christianaudio. Notable titles include – A Death in the Family by James Agee, Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace, Elvis in the Morning by William F. Buckley and Lindberg by A. Scott Berg.

Currently, Sean coaches performers on nonfiction audiobook narration technique.

You can find him online, here:

WHAT: One-on-one coaching sessions PLUS a free 30-minute consultation to review your book, explain how I coach, and answer any of your questions.


  • Monday – Friday (9:00, 10:15, 11:30, 4:00, 5:15)

  • Saturday (9:00, 10:15, or 11:30)

  • All times are CST.

WHERE: Sean coaches via Skype, Zoom, or phone.

HOW: $150 an hour payable by check or PayPal

WHY: The creation of an audiobook requires a big investment of time, effort, and money. Shouldn’t you,the author, be as prepared as possible for the experience? With my help, you will be!

Don't Believe Sean, Hear What Others Think!


5 Reasons Nonfiction Authors Should Narrate Their Own Audiobooks

And why I turned down a lucrative deal.

article by Bradley Charbonneau


Audiobook Narration And Performance Tips For Authors

Article & Interview by Joanna Penn

Podcast: Download (Duration: 55:18 — 45.1MB)