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This Week in Links: April 27 – May 1

For Producers:

The 7 Most Overlooked Daily Habits of Successful Voice Actors – via CourVo – Whether you’re a narration newbie or a voiceover veteran, make sure you can see the forest for the trees.

How To Keep Your Voice Over Clients – via Voice-Over Xtra – Guy Harris’ advice? Focus on long-term game, not short-term gain.

Your Voice Over Questions Answered– via VOMasterClass – Gary Terzza answers a variety of common voiceover questions in his latest mailbag.

The Emoji Translation Project on Kickstarter – via GalleyCat – In a future when all books are written with emoji’s, audiobook narrators will need this handy translation guide.

For Rights Holders:

Putting It All Together – via Author Marketing 101 – An illuminating case study on one author’s book marketing experience.

Follow Your Dreams, Get Writing and Turn Those Excuses Upside Down – via The Write Conversation – “The more we talk about why we can’t—the more we guarantee our own failure.”

[AUDIO QUIZ] Can You Finish These Famous Lines From Books? – via BuzzFeed Audio – How well do you know the line after the famous lines from your favorite books?

How to Overcome Social Anxiety When You Work From Home – via The Write Life – if you’re an author who writes from home, check out these tips for acclimating to the world at large.

This Week in Links: August 11 – 15

Did you know that the submission period for the 2015 Audies is open? Sponsored by the APA, the Audies recognize distinction in audiobooks and spoken-word entertainment. As a publisher or producer of an audiobook, you can enter your ACX title for consideration as a nominee, and yes, rights holders, by “publishers,” we mean you!

Titles released between November 1, 2013 and July 31, 2014 are eligible during the current submission period. Submission runs $175 per title ($100 for APA members), and must be completed by August 22. Complete submission info can be found here (PDF). Submit your ACX production today, and you might find yourself the winner of a shiny new Audie!

Now, on to your weekly links roundup.

For Rights Holders:

J. R. R. Tolkien’s 10 Tips For Writers (Infographic) – via Galleycat – Take a look at the Lord of the Rings author’s advice for wordsmiths.

The Joy of Writing Longhand – via Lit Reactor – Writing longhand: antiquated idea or inspiring throwback?

10 Essential Tips for Dating A Writer – via Buzzfeed Books -Check out this fun look at what it takes to date a writer. Do you resemble these remarks?

For Producers:

This Much I Know…10 Things I Learned From Getting Into Voiceovervia steveoneillvoice –  Steve O’Neill helps you learn from his time in the VO business.

Game Of Tones: How To Play Your Voice For Maximum Impact – via Gary Terzza’s Voice-Over Blog UK – Gary’s got the “moves that will sharpen your voiceover skills.”

What Growing Grass Taught Me About Voice Over – via Marc Scott Voice 0ver – Find out why the voiceover business is all about patience, perseverance, and endurance.

The Week In Links: January 27 – 31

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.

For Producers:

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.

This Week in Links: January 6 – 10

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.

For Producers:

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!

This Week In Links: December 2 – 6

Head into the weekend by looking back on the best audiobook related links from this past week. Use the links below to educate and inform yourself, and consider the advice in your next ACX Audiobook production.

For Rights Holders:

14 Simple Steps To Ensure Success With Your Writing for the Next 12 Months – via Nick Daws’ Writing Blog – Guest writer Ruth Barringham provides 14 pieces of advice to get authors off to a great start in 2014.

NaNoWriMo is Over, Now What? – via GalleyCat – Did you participate in National Novel Writing Month? Now that your book is done, GalleyCat has your next steps. Note the bonus links to their writing tips at the bottom of the article!

The Self-Publishing Debate: A Social Scientist Separates Fact from Fiction – via Digital Book World – Why do authors publish books? DBW shares in-depth results from their recent survey.

Audiobooks: A “How To” Guide, Featuring Interviews With Producers and Voice Artists – via Jade Kerrion’s Blog – Learn some ACX tips in this engrossing interview with author Jade and her producer.

For Producers:

4 Secrets to Voiceover Acting – via VoiceOverTimes – Jewel Elizabeth shares her takeaways from top casting and studio director Andy Roth’s video interview.

Dreaded Ambient Noise – via VoiceOverPlaza – 25-year broadcast pro dives into the causes of and cures for ambient noise in your recording space.
The Search Is On For Meaning-Laden Words – via Online Voice Coaching –

Meaning-laden words are the words that you must hear to get the gist of the story. Do you treat them appropriately in your narration?

Tell us your favorite link from this week in the comments!