Then, the audiobook rights have to be sorted out to prepare to accept, organize, and distribute royalty income from domestic and international sources. Then after all of the administrative work is done, the pre-production work begins. Who will be narrating? The author or a voiceover artist? The recording studio – where will the audiobook be recorded? Who will the recording engineer be? What microphone is the best fit for that particular book? Who will help produce the narrator? Who will edit the audio? Who will help select the best takes? Will there be sound design (background noises)? What platforms will the audiobook be made available on?