Earlier this month, ACX attended the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) conference in Seattle, Washington. Along with our friends at Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) and CreateSpace, we spent 3 days meeting future ACX rights holders and spreading the word about independent publishing.
AWP is one of the largest annual gatherings of small publishers, aspiring authors, writers in MFA programs and self-published authors, and we were thrilled to introduce them all to audiobook publishing and ACX from our booth and the podium.
On Saturday, Jason Ojalvo spoke to a gathered crowd of over 100 rights holders in a panel lead by Amazon’s self-publishing advocate, Jon Fine. Also in attendance were representatives from KDP, CreateSpace, and GoodReads.
Of the over 13,000 attendees, many had yet to publish, and meeting such fresh faces meant we had a chance to get them thinking about audio right from the start. From a creative perspective, thinking about how your words will sound when read aloud and listened to by people all over the world may help you write the way people really talk.
The result of all this outreach? Authors are more excited than ever about audiobooks and creating them through ACX! We’ll be attending a number of events through the year (next up is VO Atlanta 2014!) to spread the word about ACX, so keep on the lookout for us at the next writing, publishing, or voiceover event near you. And make sure to come say hi when you see our smiling faces!