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This Week in Links: February 16 – 20

For Producers:

7 Ways to Use Instagram in Your VO Business – via CourVO – Don’t assume that working with your voice means you have nothing to gain from this visual social platform.

Keeping Your Voice Young – via Online Voice Coaching – As the years go by, vocal health becomes more important than ever. Learn how to take care of an aging voice from Dr. Ann Utterback.

Your Best Narration is Just a Breath Away via J. Christopher Dunn – J. Christopher tackles the classic conundrum: Breaths, and when to remove them.

Market Yourself and Your Books with Promo Codes for Producers – via The ACX Blog – Learn how to attract authors and listeners with free downloads of your ACX productions.

Voice Actors Who Inspired the Look of Their Characters – via Voice Over Herald – From the modern to the classic, learn about the actors that inspired their characters sound and look.

For Rights Holders:

5 Things Published Authors Know (and You Can Master) – via HuffPo Books – A great handful of tips from the co-author of The Nanny Dairies.

Different Types of Content Ideas for Authors – via Bad Red Head – Check out these 20 creative ways to promote your work on social media.

5 Tips for Choosing a Narrator – via The ACX Blog – Learn how to know which voice is best to bring your work to life.

6 Ways You Can Prepare Yourself and Your Manuscript for Success – via Live Write Thrive – Author Karen Pashley offers suggestions for avoiding some potholes on the writing highway.

When Characters Become People – via Writer’s Digest – Learn how to write sympathetic characters from author Lisa Lieberman Doctor.

This Week in Links: June 9 – 13

We’re nearly halfway through “June Is Audiobook Month,” the annual celebration of our favorite spoken word format, and the audiobook community’s month-long observance got us wondering what our authors and producers are doing to promote the audio format. Are you talking about audiobooks on your blog? Running giveaways using your promo codes?

Tell us how you are joining the Audiobook Month fun in the comments, and use the info in the links below to keep yourself writing and recording beyond the month’s end!

For Rights Holders:

How to Tell if Your Story is On Target—What is Your Book About in ONE Sentence? – via Kristen Lamb’s Blog – Kristen uses a recent trip to the movies to illustrate the importance of good story structure.

3 Ways to Plan a Marketable Novel without Losing Creativity  – via Live Write Thrive – Let’s face it: You’re in this industry to be creative and make money. Find out how to do one without sacrificing the other.

Writing What Scares You – via The Huffington Post Books – Rachel Thompson has a simple piece of advice: Stop Worrying and Write Already!

For Producers:

5 Health Tips for Voice Over Talents – via Lance Blair – A handful of ideas on how to stay healthy even with a sedentary, studio-based career.

Unlocking the Hidden Secrets of Your Voice – via Gary Terzza’s Voice-Over Blog UK – Gary provides an in-depth look at a VO’s most important piece of equipment.

‘Law & Order’ Voice Steve Zirnkilton on Sustaining a VO Career – via Backstage – The voice behind the popular series’ famous intro talks about his VO journey.

This Week in Links: May 5 – 9

This week was a fine one for all those looking for advice on marketing their ACX productions. We offered year-round guidance for authors that can be put into practice immediately for June is Audiobook Month, and we gave producers 5 ways to make use of the 25 promotional codes they’ll now receive to aid in their marketing efforts.

For advice on other aspects of audiobook creation, check out our weekly links roundup below.

For Rights Holders:

How To Design The Best Book Cover for Online Sales – via ALLi – Digital media has changed the rules of book cover design, and those who adapt will be more likely to succeed.

This Is How You’re Doing Social Media Wrong… And How to Do It Right – via The Huffington Post – Author Rachel Thompson offers advice on the do’s and dont’s of social media for authors.

Just What Is Theme in a Novel, Anyway? – via Live Write Thrive – “Too often writers don’t consider theme or even think their novel has one (or more), but I believe every story is about something more than plot. Or if it isn’t, it can and should be.”

For Producers:

How Listening Helps You as an Actor – via VoiceOverTimes – You talk for a living, but listening might be the best way to help you VO career.

Improving Your Voiceover Skills with Improv – via Backstage – Improving your ability to think – and talk – on the fly just might help you in the booth.

7 Bad Habits That Will Hurt Your Voice Over Career – via Voice-Over Xtra – Learn from narrator Dan Hurst’s personal experience and avoid these VO career killers.

This Week in Links: March 31 – April 4

Another week is in the (audio)books, and we’re back with another edition of our links roundup. Whether your week was busy or slow, easy or challenging, you can count on the ACX blog to help you make next week even better than the one that just past.

So read on for our picks for this week’s best, and apply what you learn to your audiobook work this weekend and beyond!

For Producers:

Popped P’s: Fixing Excessive Plosives in Voice Over Recordings – via Lance Blair, American Voice Over Talent – Lance offers 4 ways to avoid popping plosives, along with some audio and visual aids to help break it down.

Interview With an Audio Engineer – via Real Time Casting – Learn what life’s like on the other side of the glass in this interview with engineer Dylan Tishler of Lotas Productions.

How Do You Handle Stress? Create A Voice OverCharacter! – via Voice-Over Extra – VO talent and coach Deb Munro has a recipe for letting your work cure you stress!

VIDEO: English Is Crazy – via HuffPo Books – This fun video highlights pronunciation quirks in the English language.

For Rights Holders:

4 Questions To Ask Before Self Publishing – via Digital Book World – “Self-publishing opens up a world of opportunities for novelists. But as an independent author, how do you know your book is ready for prime time?”

Why Series are Becoming Hot, Hot, HOT! – via Kristen Lamb’s Blog – Can Kristen convince you that “dragging out the pain is good for your readers?”

The 9 Most Mischievous Literary Pranksters, Ranked – via HuffPo Books – The Huffington Post published this fun look at mischievous literary rascals in honor of April Fools Day.