For Rights Holders:
4 Social Media Productivity Tips for Authors – via The Book Designer – “We all know that marketing takes time. Too much time, some might say. I insist that it needn’t take time away from your writing. Not if you adhere to some productivity tips.”
Learning to Listen: Tips to Help You Get Into Audiobooks – via BookRiot – Try passing this advice along to those readers you’re yet to convert into listeners.
5 Email Marketing Tips for Self-Published Authors – via where writers win – “Email marketing is a fantastic way to stay front of mind and to let your readers know about everything from competitions to new releases.”
This is The Reason Book Marketing is Exhausting You and How to Fix That – via BadRedhead – “Many writers are exhausted by book marketing — even those who haven’t released their book yet. Sometimes, simply the thought of where to begin can be enough to stop a writer from ever starting at all. What to do?”
Voiceovers And Your Problem – via Tom Dheere – Tom offers five things to listen for if you want to make it as a voice talent.
Allowing Your Voice-Over Niche to Evolve Over Time – via suchavoice – “I didn’t set out years ago with this niche as my goal, but through hard work and perseverance, I was able to find my path over time.”
A Networking & Publicity Tactic from My Savvy 12-year-old Daughter – via Natasha Marchewka – “Way too often, I experience others as closed off and disinterested in group situations that would allow for valuable networking and even camaraderie. Being open to connecting helps us grow our business and, further, can help us grow as people.”
Yes, You Can….But SHOULD You? – via Dave Courvoisier – How big is your wheelhouse, really? Dave guides you through realistically approaching auditions.
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For rights holders:
How to Connect with Readers on Goodreads – via BadRedHead – Learn how to find readers who’d be interested in your books.
15 Words You Had No Idea Were Acronyms – via The Huffington Post – Were you aware of these fun abbreviations?
Here Are The 2014 National Book Awards Winners – via BuzzfeedBooks – “The winners were revealed at the 65th National Book Awards ceremony.”
The Power of Journaling – via Writer’s Digest – “Journal writing is a powerful tool that opens the path to greater insight and self-knowledge.”
8 Steps To Becoming A Professional Voice Over Actor – via VoiceOverTimes – These tips will take you from “great voice” to voice over professional.
Your Voice Over Showreel Is Not As Important As You Think – via Gary Terzza – Are you placing too much emphasis on your demos? Gary’s here to set you straight.
Stuffing Your Voice – via Karen Sour – Don’t let holiday eating and drinking detract from your instrument!
This week’s links are chock full of all the motivation and instruction you need to write and record this weekend. ACX Producers can find valuable technical info on equipment placement, as well as discover new ways to think about the business of voiceover. Rights Holders can learn the stats behind successful titles, and read tips on how they should (and shouldn’t) make their way through life as an author.
Whatever kind of help you’re looking for, read on, and tell us what you found most helpful in the comments.
The Lost Art Of Listening – via Road To Introspection – Is our fast paced modern culture killing the art of listening?
Five Tips to Help Reach Goals: Do What Matters – via Bobbin’s Voice-Over Sampler – Bobbin’s got some pointers to help you “avoid time suckers, get focused quickly, and reach your goals.”
Whittam’s World: Monitor / DAW Placement (VIDEO) – via Edge Studio – George Whittam covers the key points of positioning your computer outside of your recording studio.
What the Heck Am I Saying? – via Voice Over Herald – “So often, as a seasoned professional, you fall into a routine of getting a script, going over it for pronunciations and grammar and then just launching into a read. But did you really understand what you were reading?”
For Rights Holders:
The DNA of a Successful Book (INFOGRAPHIC) – via GalleyCat – Fun illustration of the building blocks of an outstanding book.
4 Dumb Ways To Waste Your Writing Time – via badredhead media – Author Rachel Thompson has some opinions about which topics authors might want to avoid talking about online and in social media.
The Devil’s in the Details: Taking Your Fiction to a Higher Level – via Kristen Lamb’s Blog – Kristen uses her detailed knowledge of guns and shooting to detail the importance of getting the little things right.
5 Ways to be a Smart, Gutsy Writer – via Women’s Writers, Women’s Books – These tips from Aine Greaney will help male and female authors alike.
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