The Week In Links: January 20 – 24

As January nears an end, we’ve got some links to help keep you motivated and moving forward. We’ve covered everything from technical expertise for producers to advice for authors on how to promote your book. We hope these tips will boost your productivity, but don’t forget to take some time to relax this weekend. Refer to Debbie Grattan’s blog post for advice on balancing your personal and professional life, and join us next week for more from the blog.

For Rights Holders

Hugh Howey’s Self-Publishing Success Story – via Writer’s Digest – In the wake of his best-selling e-book, author Hugh Howey became a pioneer in self-publishing by winning the battle for a print-only contract from a major publisher.

Write Fast – via Livehacked – Speed up your writing process and get more done with this practical step-by-step advice.

3 Simple Steps For Your Book Promotions Planning For 2014 – via bookbaby – Beth Barany, author of Twitter for Authors, shares strategies for promoting your work this year.

The DNA of a Successful Book – via Galleycat – This infographic breaks down everything that goes into a successful book.

For Producers:

15 Unfortunate VO Mistakes to Avoid – via J Christopher Dunn’s Voice-Over Blog – J Christopher Dunn shares some amusing slip-ups from the past year. Sympathize with and learn from his mistakes to improve your own voice acting.

Quality, Quantity, Sanity – via Debbie Grattan’s Voice Over Blog – Experienced voice actor Debbie Grattan provides insight on balancing home and work life.

Voice Over Mic Technique by Sennheiser USA – via bodalgo. – Work the mic to your best advantage with Christopher Currier’s technical expertise.

What’d we miss? Share your favorite links below!

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