There is always a "learning curve," but this was more of a "learning curl!"
For example: 192 kbps, mp3, bit rate at 44.1 kHz, -23 dB and -18 dB RMS, -3dB peak, and -60 dB noise floor. It all looked like the combination to a secret safe or the password for entrance into an important government facility.
Consequently, my first attempt at recording my narration, of the first book in The Story of Glops series, was an unacceptable flop. That dimmed my enthusiasm a bit. Education is usually the key, so I decided to learn all I could and get help from someone who could and would help.
ACX is the Audiobook Creation Exchange launched by Audible, Inc. about 10 years ago. Audible is an Amazon company. Audiobooks produced through ACX are sold through Amazon, Audible, and iTunes. Each recording for a book must meet certain, specific criteria to assure excellent, high-quality audiobooks. That, in turn, leads to satisfied audiobook listeners.
Betty M Reeves