2013 has been a great year for the ACX blog, helping actors and authors become better audiobook production partners. This year, we offered the expertise of Audible’s studio team, merchandising group, top-selling authors and award-winning producers, and you voted for your favorite stories with your clicks. Before we say goodbye to 2013 and get ready for a bigger, better 2014, take a look back at our top posts from the past year.
10. ACX Success Story: Kevin Pierce – Prolific ACX producer tells how ACX helped him make the transition from radio and TV to audiobook production.
9. How to Promote Your Titles & Get on Audible’s Merchandising Radar – Part 1 – The first part of our two part series introduced readers to Audible’s merchandising expert Jessica and her best practices for audiobook marketing success.
7. ACX Studio Gear Series: Home Studio Setup – Part 1 – ACX actors were more empowered than ever to work from home with expert advice on setting up their personal recording space.
6. APE This: ACX and Guy Kawasaki Launch Open Casting Call – Back in July, We teamed with author and book-marketing expert Guy Kawasaki to cast the voice of his guide to self publishing.
5. Four Questions to Ask Before You Audition – With over 3,000 titles open for audition on ACX, we took a moment to guide actors towards auditioning for the title that’s best for them.
4. ACX Studio Gear Series Part 3: Headphones – No, not the kind you listen to music with! The fourth spot on our list is occupied by this critical tool to help producers better hear themselves.
3. Money Talks – Paying, and Getting Paid, For Your Audiobook – Does money make the world go round? This post gives authors a better understanding of the ways to fund their audiobook production, as well as info on how they’ll be paid once it’s on sale.
2. ACX Studio Gear Series Part 2: DAWs – A Digital Audio Workstation is the software needed to record, edit, and master your audiobooks productions, and we covered the pros and cons of the most popular options.
1. ACX Studio Gear Series Part 1: Microphones and Preamps – The bedrock of a good sounding recording got the full treatment in our most popular post of the year, as we ran down various options for equipment across all price levels.
What was your favorite post from 2013? Tell us in the comments!