Search, Enhanced

You asked, we listened. Actors and authors using the ACX search may have noticed a new look and some new features this week. Here’s what’s new, what’s cool, and how to make the most of the enhanced ACX search.

What’s New: Multiselect Search Criteria

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What’s Cool: Rights Holders and Producers can now choose multiple attributes when searching for their next voice or project.

For example, Producers have the ability to see all books needing a New York or Boston accent simultaneously. Rights Holders can find a flirtatious cowboy for their latest romantic comedy or search for a voice that’s both upbeat and authoritative.

How to Make the Most of It: Start clicking! When using either the Sample Search or the Title Search, make sure to select all of the criteria that fit your needs. Play around with different combinations until you find the voice or book of your dreams.

What’s New: Recommended Search

SE_04What’s Cool: Recommended Search means Producers are presented with audition-ready titles that better match their voice, which helps Rights Holders get auditions from the voices best suited for their books.

Producers, we now preset your default search criteria based on the attributes you enter into your profile. If you excel at business and self-help books, or prefer to work within a certain Per Finished Hour range, we’ll remember those details from your profile and set them as your default search. Less time searching means more time auditioning and producing!

Producers who prefer to voice more family friendly fare can also choose to exclude books in the Erotica & Sexuality category from their search results. This feature is “off” by default, so you’ll need to set the filter under the “Genre” section in your profile.

How to Make the Most of It: Make sure you’ve fully filled out your producer profile. Start by clicking on your name in the upper left corner of any page on ACX. On the next page, click “Edit Profile.”

Look for the following section on the “Describe Your Expertise” page. This is where you’ll set your preferences.

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Finally, find the section pictured below on the ‘Choose Preferred payment” page.

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Once you save your profile information, your search will default to showing you just the titles that fall in your wheelhouse (as long as you’re logged in). Of course, you can always uncheck those boxes to widen your search if you decide to see what else is available.

Now that you’ve learned the ins and outs of the enhanced search, head over to ACX and put these new features into practice. You’ll find discovering your next audiobook project or voice easier than ever!

2 responses to “Search, Enhanced

  1. Two suggestions:
    1: let the Language remain static. Most people who narrate only in English ALWAYS narrate only in English, and having to reset that every time is pretty annoying.
    2: let the PFH range be “and up”. Most people who are willing to work for “$50-100” would LOVE to work for more and see what’s there as well, without having to perform a second, third, or even fourth search. The people who have a set range, usually have a solid MINIMUM, not maximum. We all want to move upward.

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