All year long, we’ve been sharing audiobook production, publishing, and marketing links from around the web. Today, we’ve gathered your favorites from the past year, along with a look at the creators who published them. Read on for some great advice, and you just might find your new favorite site to bookmark.
Karen Commins is an Audible Approved ACX Producer, and has been a professional voiceover talent since 1999. She’s produced and recorded over 50 titles in her custom-built home studio, in addition to writing articles on audiobook production and publishing on her blog.
- Outsourcing From a Narrator’s Perspective
- Why Use Evernote for Audiobook Pronunciation Research
- The Still Small Voice
- Finding Your Own Road to Tara
Dave Courvoisier is a voice actor, blogger and Emmy-winning TV news anchor. His blog features a variety of topics for VO’s, and his experience in the industry makes them worth your attention.
- Are You a PROFESSIONAL Voice Actor?
- The 1 Thing That Will Help You Fail at VoiceOvers
- 4 Things That Will Make Your VO Clients Love You
- Yes, You Can….But SHOULD You?
Paul Strikwerda is a Dutch-English voiceover pro, coach, and writer. His lengthy posts are often philosophical in nature, and tackle VO theory more than specific technical advice.
- Becoming A Frugal Freelancer
- The One Thing That Will Improve Your Voice Acting Immediately
- The Turning Point
- How Dangerous Is Your Voice-Over Studio?
Dr. Ann Utterback is a voice specialist with more than 40 years experience working with broadcasters, voice over artists and podcasters around the world. Her blog is a great place to learn how to take care of your instrument.
- Do You Hear Yourself? Resonance is Confusing
- Dial Down the Intensity of Your Delivery
- Creating a Richer, Fuller Voice
- Kick That Cold to the Curb
For Rights Holders:
ALLi is the Alliance of Independent Authors, a non-profit professional association for authors who self-publish. Their blog focuses on teaching publishing and marketing skills to authors who don’t have the backing of a major publisher.
- How Indie Authors Can Stop Worrying and Learn to Love Book Marketing
- Why Indie Authors Need to be Bold with Social Media
- How to Form an Indie Author Collective (and Why You Should Consider Doing So)
- Beginner’s Guide to Indie Author Jargon
The Book Designer is Joel Friedlander, a man with a 40-year history in printing, graphic design, typography, book design, and advertising. His blog focuses on “researching new ways for you to get your books into print, to make them more apt to sell, and be a source of pride to both author and publisher.”
- The Pro Bono Marketing Staff Every Self-Published Author Has at Their Fingertips
- 5 Skills Every Writer Should Develop
- Authors and Marketing Fatigue
- ACX University and Audiobooks, with Hannah Wall and Kate Tilton
BookMarketingBuzzBlog is written by Brian Feinblum, a veteran of two decades in the industry of book publishing publicity and marketing. On his blog, you’ll discover savvy but entertaining insights on book marketing, public relations, branding, and advertising.
- The Right Book Marketing Strategy
- 10 Ways To Approach Book Publicity
- Good Book Publicity Is A Marathon Not A Sprint
- Do You Market Your Book With Urgency?
Our partners in publishing, CreateSpace is the one stop shop for your print on demand needs. Their blog features bite-sized pieces of publishing and marketing wisdom, with a bit of beginner’s slant.