Richard Rieman


Richard Rieman is an audiobook self-publishing expert, an audiobook narrator, producer, and coach specializing in helping first-time audiobook authors.

Richard has narrated dozens of titles on Amazon, Audible, iTunes and more, including Steve Snyder's "Shot Down" and Nancy Geise's "Auschwitz #34207." He also produces audiobooks for authors voicing their own audiobooks, including Judith Briles' "The Crowdfunding Guide for Authors & Writers."

Before his audiobook adventures, Richard was a news anchor and reporter at the RKO Radio Networks in NYC, WTOP in Washington DC, and WLS and WMAQ Radio in Chicago.

Smashwords Interview

What is it like to be an audiobook narrator?
Being an audiobook narrator. I’m a performer in the theater of the mind. I’ve been a pirate, a cowboy, a bootlegger, six aliens, two monsters, a world famous balloon pilot, and a B-17 bomber pilot shot down in WWII. I’ve traveled to other times, dimensions, mysterious islands and haunted houses. I’ve helped you sell stuff on eBay and self-publish your Kindle book.

When I narrate an audiobook, I quietly tell you in your headphones: Listen to me, I have something important-interesting-
dramatic-funny-entertaining-wonderful to tell you! How much fun is that?
When did you first begin writing?
I’ve been a professional writer since I was seven years old. I discovered that if I wrote stories that included the names of my second grade classmates (on a ruled piece of paper, both sides, in pencil), they would give me five cents to read them. Bingo! Now I had comic book money!
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Where to buy in print


Auschwitz #34207 AudioBook Trailer
Richard Rieman narrates the amazing, inspirational story of an Auschwitz survivor who went on to become one of America’s top shoe designers. Joe Rubinstein’s story is a remarkable account of enduring the notorious Auschwitz, but it is also a story of the ultimate triumph of the human spirit. While the Nazis took everything else, they were unable to take Joe's love of life and his unassailable joy. His is a story of unconquerable courage.


The Author's Guide to AudioBook Creation
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 13,490. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
This is the essential, easy to understand companion you need if you are considering creating an audiobook, whether you are the voice or you hire a professional narrator. You will get the critical elements on what steps you need to take; how to engage a narrator; what costs to expect; how to produce your audiobook; and how to work with Amazon and other publishers. Join the Audiobook Revolution!

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