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This Week in Links: January 19 – 23

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Before we get to this week’s links roundup, we’d like to remind you that you have just under one week to submit your audition for the latest Audible Studios open casting call. Male actors can audition to read Exile, Texas, while female actors can submit their take on Copper Moon. Don’t miss your chance to earn up to $2,700 reading for Audible’s Grammy award-winning studios!

For Rights Holders

Social Media is a Waste of Time for Writers—Hmmm, Think Again – via Kristen Lamb’s Blog – Learn how an author’s social media presence can can bolster their other marketing efforts.

Publishers Know You Didn’t Finish “The Goldfinch” – via Buzzfeed News – A good look at reader engagement analytics.

When Characters Cross Ethical Lines – via Blood Red Pencil – “How does a writer create questionable characters so readers root for them in spite of their ethical lapses or downright crimes?”

Pen or Computer: Which is Better for Creativity? – via Huff Post Books – Author Warren Adler offers his opinion on analog vs. digital writing.

For Producers

Setting your own Recording Levels: A step-by-step guide for Audiobook Narrators & Voiceover Artists – via Steven Jay Cohen – Steven offers a comprehensive guide to getting your sound correct from the outset.

Speed Up Your Audio Editing in Audacity – via Dan Absalonson – Tips for streamlining your use of this popular DAW.

“I Don’t Like The Sound Of My Own Voice” – Well Shut Up And Go Home – Via Gary Terzza’s Voice-Over Blog UK – Tough love form Gary for voice over newbies.

One Image Shows Just How Talented The Simpsons’ Voice Actors Are – via Kotaku – Have some fun marveling at the talent behind TV’s longest running cartoon.

This Week In Links: December 9 – 13

We’re finishing the second-to-last week of “serious” work before Christmas, and we’ve got all info you need to keep the engine running and the creativity flowing. So, head into the weekend with our weekly links, and join us next week for the final stretch of 2014!

For Producers and Rights Holders:

The ACX Holiday Gift Guide – via The ACX Blog – Make your list and check it twice – once for authors and once for actors. We’ve got great suggestions for both camps within.

For Producers:

Multitasking in the Voice Over Studio – via Lance Blair – There can be so much to do at once as a VO, but multitasking may not be the best to get it all done.

7 Deadly Sins of Slating – via Marc Scott Voice Over – Slating your audition is a simple step that is nevertheless easy to get wrong. No need to worry though, Marc’s got you covered.

How Bilingual Voice Actor, Rosi Amador, Achieves the Ultimate Work-Life Balance – via VoiceOverTimes – This extended interview has lots of insight into an important aspect of every VO’s life.

For Rights Holders:

50 Ways Writers Can Prepare for the New Year – via The Huffington Post – Huff Post Books offers a comprehensive checklist for authors as they head into 2014. Print it out, mark them as you go, and see how many you can accomplish next year!

4 Easy Steps To An Irresistible Book Blurb – via Digital Book World – Whatever you call your book’s summary, it’s an important element of your marketing package. DBW’s got you covered in just 4 steps.

An Author by Any Other Name – via CreateSpace – Writing exercises under a pen name, in a different genre or style, can bring a fresh perspective on your day to day writing.

What were you favorite audiobook related links this week?