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That Week in Links: June 29 – July 2

Worry not loyal readers – we didn’t let the holiday-shortened week deter us from bringing you the best audiobook links. Get this week started on the right foot by reviewing our favorite producing and publishing advice from last week.

For Producers:

The Real Voice of Siri Explains the Art of Voiceover – via Vox – VO Susan Bennett talks about recording for Siri, her favorite studio gear, and why text to speech won’t soon replace voice acting.

How Should I Describe My Voice? – via Gary Terzza’s Voice-Over Blog UK – “It is important to get a voice description. You don’t need too many adjectives –  it’s about honesty, but at the same time there is a promotional element.”

[VIDEO] Demo of Kindle eBook and Audible Audiobook Whispersync – via Karen Commins – The Audible Approved ACX producer provides a detailed look at Amazon’s text + audio technology.

Rejection Isn’t Personal – That’s (Voice Over) Life – via Voice-Over Xtra – Actor Rob Marley shares “three things you can do to help deal with rejection and improve your voice over success rate.”

For Rights Holders:

So Many Voices – Who Can Hear Yours? – via BookMarketingBuzzBlog – ‘We are each a drop of water in a vast ocean. Our content mirrors this ratio as well. It’s just the way things are – and it is likely to get more crowded soon.”

The Complete List of Creative Distractions and Defenses Against Them – via Writer Unboxed – A comprehensive, tongue-in-cheek list of the many things vying for an author’s attention, and advice on how to combat their allure.

[PODCAST] Book Marketing on the Cheap – via Book Marketing Tools Blog – Hosts Sean and RJ dive deep into a recent blog post covering budget-friendly marketing ideas.

3 Ways to Make Writing Your Novel Easier – via Helping Writers Become Authors – “If you want an easy writing experience, you’re going to need to make sure you’re choosing a story that supports that desire.”

This Week in Links: January 5 – 9

For Rights Holders

50 Articles on Writing to Help You in 2015 – via Writer’s Digest – Bookmark this treasure trove of advice, to read all year long.

Four Digital Publishing Questions for Mary Ann Naples – via Digital Book World – The SVP and Publisher of Rodale Books shares why she thinks 2015 will be the year of the consumer.

A Novel Is Not A Sum Total of Its Parts – via Live Write Thrive – Learn how to get all parts of your novel working together smoothly and for one ultimate purpose, plus  look back at all 12 Pillars of Novel Construction.

Tip of My Tongue – via chir.ag – Search this handy directory when you just can’t…quite…remember that one word.

For Producers

The Top Voiceover Blog Posts of 2014 – via The Voice of Your Business – Derek Chappell has 63 of the top posts related to voiceover from all corners of the web.

Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid: The Fiendish Words That Make Us Speechless – via Gary Terzza’s Voice-Over Blog UK – Tips on mastering that one word you can never seem to nail.

5 Reasons Freelancers Undercharge for their Work – via Freelancer’s Union – Are you guilty of these in your voiceover career?

What is the Best Microphone for Voiceover Work? – via Voice Over Herald – Get a good look at 5 popular mic options.

 

This Week in Links: December 1 – 5

For Producers:

Creating Your Character with ‘Peter Rabbit’s’ Joshua Colley – via Backstage Magazine – Are you gonna let a 12 year old teach you about voice over acting? Actually, maybe you should.

Year-End Tax Planning for Voice Over Talent – via Bobbin Beam’s Voice-Over Sampler – Important reminders for freelance professionals here.

Do You Fear Improv? That’s Like Fearing Fun – via VoiceOverXtra – Believe it or not, practicing improv can help grow your narration skills.

Whoops! There Goes My Voice Over Reputation – Gary Terzza’s Voice-Over Blog UK – Don’t get taken advantage in the voice over world. Read this cautionary tale of an unreasonable ask.

For Rights Holders:

The Indie Author’s Guide to Customer Reviews – via Publishers Weekly – “If customer reviews are, by their very nature, customer-generated, what can authors do to get more of them?”

Don’t “Write What You Know” – Write What You Long to Write – via Live Write Thrive – “How do you get from your day job to damsel in distress, reluctant hero, explosives expert, FBI agent, or rural police detective?”

4 Approaches for the First Chapter of Your Novel – via Writer’s Digest – Having trouble getting your next book started? Try one of these four methods.

Free Webcast: Five Tips to Boost Your Digital Book Marketing Strategy – via Digital Book World – Join DBW for this free seminar and start generating buzz about your audiobooks!

 

This Week in Links: Sept 29 – October 3

For Producers:

4 Tips to Focus Your Voiceover Career This Fall – via Backstage – Jen Ruden has a handful of great tips to make autumn a time of renewal for your VO work.

Stop Being So Shy: Why A Lack Of Self Promotion Is Stopping You Getting Voice Over Work – via Gary Terzza’s Voice-Over Blog UK – Actors have no excuse for being shy! Let Gary help you learn to self promote.

Defining the “IT” Factor – via Nethervoice – Paul Strikwerda believes having IT is all about charisma, and this post is dedicated to helping you understand exactly what that is and how to get it into the mic.

The Top Three Tired Tropes of the VO Business – via Rob’s Blog – Just starting out in the voice over game? Don’t make these three rookie mistakes.

For Rights Holders:

Social Media Scheduling Tools for Authors – via BadRedhead Media – We don’t have to tell you that authors are busy people! Save yourself some time and improve your audiobook promotion by using one of these tools.

5 Moral Dilemmas That Make Characters (& Stories) Better – via Writer’s Digest – Believable internal conflict can be the key to a compelling story. Here’s a deep look at how to pull it off.

Face Time – via The Blood Red Pencil – Thoughts and advice on recent changes to Facebook and how to make the most of it as an author promoting her work.

The First & Most Crucial Step to OWNING NaNoWriMo – Kristen Lamb’s Blog –  Participating in the annual novel writing competition? Kristen advises you fill up your creative well before putting pen to paper.

This Week in Links: September 15 – 19

For Rights Holders:

Edit My Paragraph!– via LitReactor – Learn about editing in a micro sense with part four of this informative series.

27 Writers on Whether or Not to Get Your MFA – via Flavorwire – A crowd of writers attempt to answer the eternal question: is an MFA worth the time and money?

The Twitter Secret – via badredhead media – Guest Dana Leipold explains why she uses “that Twitter thing.”

For Producers:

Are You A Voice Over Chameleon? – via Gary Terzza’s Voice-Over Blog UK – “Are you trying to be all things to all people? Then, you could be scuppering your chances of getting voice over work.”

[VIDEO] Whittam’s World: Episode 44, Low-end vs. High-end Preamps – via Edge Studio – Edge’s resident studio expert takes a look at various preamp options in this video.

The Signature Voice – via Bobbin’s Voice Over Sampler – Bobbin challenges actors to define their “signature voice.

 

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.