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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We’re back with our first weekly links roundup of 2014! We’ve got lots of great stuff planned for the blog in 2014, from collaboration to education, all designed to bring you the best in audiobook information! Take the year’s first trip around the audiobook web, and make sure to hit the “Follow” button on the right to stay up to date on the latest from the ACX blog.
For Rights Holders:
Ten Publishing Predictions for 2014 – via Bob Mayer’s Write on The River – Self-publishing success story looks into his crystal ball to see what 2014 has in store.
Writing Novels: How to Get the Balance Right Between Fact & Fiction – via ALLi Self-Publishing Advice Blog – Your novel may be based in fact, but is it believable? Lucy McCarraher breaks down the important distinction between the two.
Transitions (Video) – via Wordplay With Nika Harper – You character is here, but she needs to get there. But how? Nika covers scene transitions in this fun video from her Wordplay series.
The Science Behind a Bestseller – via GalleyCat – Are there certain words that will ensure your book will sell? GalleyCat is on the case.
New Year, New Gig: Audible Studios/ACX Open Casting! – via The ACX Blog – Here’s your exclusive chance to work with the Grammy Award-winning producers at Audible studios. Submit your audition now!
Removing Mouth Noises (Video) – via Edge Studios – Home studio master George Whittam shares techniques for getting clean sounding audio in this video.
The DUH! list – via The ACX Blog – Earlier this week, we shared our 7 habits of highly effective audiobook professionals. A must read for all audiobook narrators/producers!
The Top Voiceover Blog Posts of 2013 – via Derek Chappell’s Voiceover Blog – Take a look back at Derek’s picks for the best of 2013.
What was the best audiobook article you read this week? Tell us in the comments!
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