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Introducing the Refreshed ACX Website

Pardon our dust! We’ve refreshed ACX.com to enhance the look and feel of the site with changes meant to make audiobook creation even easier.

We are happy to provide to you a more intuitive audiobook creation experience, and although this launch will remain largely consistent with your current experience, there will be a few changes you notice such as:

  • The ability to easily organize your received auditions with the new “Favorites” tag.
  • Clearer production statuses and instructions for next steps within the creation workflow.
  • Visual improvements to the Sales Dashboard.

We believe these changes will improve and expedite your audiobook production experience on ACX. If you’ve got feedback on the refreshed ACX experience, contact support@acx.com, or leave us a note here in the comments. We can’t wait to hear what you do next!

This Week in Links: October 14 – 18

This week, we’re reflecting on the work we do every day: writing and recording. The articles below should help you do one (or both!) better in the coming weeks, so settle in for your Weekly Links.

For Rights Holders
5 Writing Tips To Help Amp Up Your Prose – via The Huffington Post – What can make your writing stand out from the rest? Find out in 5 simple steps.

What I would have said, part one – via Plot to Punctuation – If you’ve ever considered using a book doctor for your work, learn when you should engage one and what to expect.

Who Do You Write For? – via CreateSpace – Author Richard Ridley shares his motivation for plot-building and his characters.

Mary’s tricks for writing fiction for audio – via Mary Robinette Kowal – “One of the things that being an audiobook narrator has done for me is make me really remember that writing developed to convey the spoken word.”

For Producers
ACX Studio Gear Series: Home Studio Setup – Part 1 – via ACX – In case you missed it, we’re diving deep into home studio setup and recording.

Paperless Workflow: A Real-life VO example – via Dave Courvoisier’s Voice Over Blog – How do you take your audiobook recording paperless? Dave has your plan.

How Audible.com is using The Long Tail – via Soundbrook – Hint, it’s ACX!

Recording Vocals & Voice Over with Free or Cheap Acoustic Treatment – Jordan’s Chopped Thoughts – Give Jordan’s method a try and report back in the comments.

Did we miss something? Share your favorite links below!