For RIghts HOlders:
Six Magic Phrases You Can Use to Sell More Books – via Where Writers Win – Learn key words to use in your “Amazon sales page, your website, your book announcement press release, your e-mail announcement, and other promotional materials that will help you sell more books, too!”
What are the Most Popular Title Trends in Your Genre? – via BookBub – You can lean into the trends or swim against the stream. How will you use the information in this article?
Market Smarter, Not Harder: The Personal Touch – via The ACX Blog – NYT bestselling author Ryan Winfield on the marketing power of a human connection.
Social Media Marketing Must Be Manageable – via Digital Book World – “Social media marketing can be a big time suck for many authors. Making it manageable, though, is about learning how to take inventory of your time, resources and skill and then planning accordingly.”
Social Media Marketing Must Be Sustainable – via Digital Book World – Get a twofer on marketing advice from DBW and knock your audiobook promotion out of the park!
Potato Chips Required – Who Would Have Thought? – via Mike Lenz – Want a career where eating potato chips is a necessity? Try being an audiobook narrator.
The World Needs Voiceover & So Do I – via Dane Reid – Learn how voiceover can help people feel a part of the world at home or in foreign lands.
Five Lessons Learned From Two Customer Service Fails – via Marc Scott – If you have to deal with long hold times and uninformed customer service agents, you may as well come away with something you can apply to your voiceover business, right?
[VIDEO] Americans Try To Pronounce Massachusetts Towns – via Buzzfeed – The struggle is wicked real.
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For Rights Holders:
22 Ways a Blog Can Sell Books – via The Book Designer – “[L]earn to get big results blogging, big enough to drive book sales and other ways to make money from your content.”
Balancing Dialogue and Description in Your Story – via Jane Friedman – Getting the ratio right is especially important for audiobook authors.
Authors Must Skim The Media They Hope To Impress – via BookMarketingBuzzBlog – When promoting your work , it helps to be a bit of a Renaissance person.
The Obsessively Detailed Map of American Literature’s Most Epic Road Trips – via Atlas Obscura – Get inspired by playing around with this interactive map of various American novels.
Neck Tension & Vocal Pitch – via Dr. Ann Utterback – Learn how to consistently speak in your optimum pitch range.
How to Control Your Mind When Working as a Voiceover Artist – via Victoria DeAnda – Good advice on how to keep distractions out and focus on your art while in the booth.
A Voice Over Novice CAN Compete With The Pros – via Gary Terzza – Believe it or not, rookie VO’s have some definite advantages over the veterans (log in to LinkedIn to view).
Job or Career? – via Dave Courvoisier – Find out the distinction, how to commit to one, and how everything else in your VO life can come from it.
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Tagged ACX, atlas obscura, audiobook, audiobook creation, audiobook marketing, bookmarketingbuzzblog, dave courvoisier, dr. ann utterback, Gary Terzza, Jane Friedman, make audiobooks, The Book Designer, Victoria DeAnda