FOR RIGHTS HOLDERS:
How I Chose a Narrator for My Audiobook – via Josh Steimle – Josh provides great advice on how to pick the right narrator for your project and how to choose when you receive numerous auditions.
Build An Epic Visual Strategy for Your Author Brand – via Your Writer Platform – Branding has become as important as the words contained in your book. See how to properly brand yourself to ensure you reach your target audience.
What Are You Thankful For? (Here’s Why Each of Us Is a #ThankfulWriter – via Writer’s Digest – Tis the season to be thankful for all the things we have. Take a moment to reflect on what makes you a #ThankfulWriter.
Is Your Plan For Success “I Just Want to Write My Books”? – via The Book Designer – Marketing a book once it’s completed can sometimes be harder than actually writing the book. TBD has helpful advice for what happens after “The End”.
9 VO Hacks to Sound Better and Save Money – via Voices.com – Who doesn’t want to sound better while being more productive and saving some money all at the same time?
A Client’s Guide to Selecting the Right Voice-Over Talent for Your Project – via Debbie Grattan – Getting picked for a project can be difficult. Check out this great article about how to turn that audition into an offer.
Drink Up for A Better Voice – via VoiceOverHerald.com – Magic potions, snake oil, bizarre concoctions? Nothing works better for your voice than a tall glass of H2O. Discover the benefits of being (and staying) hydrated.
4 Ways To Get From Good To Great – via Nether Voice – Paul shares tricks of the trade that you might have overlooked or never thought of that can make you a better narrator.
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Tasting frogs. Learning to be cool. Death sentences. You may not expect to find such disparate topics on an audiobook blog, but each relates back to audiobook writing or producing in an unexpected way.
Discover new ways of looking at your audiobook career with our roundup of weekly links, and add your favorites form the week in the comments!
The Delicious Taste of Frog – via J. Christopher Dunn’s Voice-Over Blog – JCD shows how a popular self help technique can be beneficial to a VO’s business.
Pros and Cons of the Working Voiceover Vacation – via Debbie Grattan’s Voice Over Blog – You can do VO work away from the studio… but should you?
Do You Have Nagging Doubts About The Sound of Your Voice? – via The Great Voice Company – Susan Berkley says: don’t stress over your signature sound – embrace it!
Common Twitter Oops! by Voice Actors – via RealTime Casting – The social service can seem difficult to understand, but RTC helps with 5 behaviors you should avoid.
For Rights Holders:
Two Dialogue Death Sentences & How to Get a Stay-of-Execution – via Kristen Lamb’s Blog – These tips on avoiding “redundant” and “orphaned” dialog will help ensure you’re writing books listeners will want to finish.
Play for Pay: Leisure Yields Ideas for Marketable Stories – via Live Write Thrive – Stuck with writer’s (or marketer’s) block? Karen O’Connor advise you to get out in the world and have some inspiring experiences.
How to Be Cool – via CreateSpace – Those trying to be cool and those trying to write well can benefit from the same advice: Don’t force it.
Teaming Up For Success – via The Blood Red Pencil – Author Terry Odell shares her experience as part of a team of authors “working together on the ‘non-writing’ aspects of being a writer.”
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