I've not had very good luck with Amazon's ACX, and I've been thinking more and more about doing my audiobook myself. What do I need? Where can I find it?
I know very little about audio and editing it. What software should I get? Is there a free version that I can test out to see if I even have a voice of audiobook quality? Are there training manuals to this software? What sort of microphone should I get? Sound proof walls?
Basically, I have no idea what I'm doing in regards to producing an audiobook. I don't have the money to cough up for a "professional" through the ACX, and the few auditions that I've gotten just feel wrong. They haven't done any better than I could do. I think.