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This Year in Links: 2015

Here at ACX, we’re proud of the work you’ve done creating thousands of audiobooks in 2015. We hope the education we’ve shared this year has helped make you a better audiobook producer, publisher, and marketer. Before we look forward to 2016, we’re counting down the top links – based on your clicks – published in our This Week in Links series this year.

For Rights Holders:

5. Where to Find Free Images Online to Use in Blogging & Social Media – via The Write Conversation – Visual marketing content has been shown to be at least two to five times more effective than text alone. Boost your efforts with these free resources.

4. The Twitter Secret – via BadRedheadMedia – Learn how online fan acknowledgement could be secret ingredient in your successful author platform.

3. Six Magic Phrases You Can Use to Sell More Books – via where writers win – Learn key words to use in your “Amazon sales page, your website, your book announcement press release, your e-mail announcement, and other promotional materials that will help you sell more books.”

2. How To Promote Your Self-Published Book On The Cheap – via Book Marketing Tools – New authors may not have the robust marketing budgets of the established players. Use these tactics to jump start your promotions.

1. 25+ Ways To Market Your Audiobook: A Quick Guide – via Kate Tilton – A distillation of our #TalkingACX Twitter chat features a trove of audiobook-specific marketing ideas.

For Producers:

5. Potato Chips Required – Who Would Have Thought? – via Mike Lenz – Can you believe that the fix for common in-booth issues could be so delicious?

4. 3 Things That Define A Successful Audiobook Narrator – via Dane Reid – Veteran Nashville-based audiobook producer Joe Loesch shares the three pillars of his successful career.

3. What is the Best Microphone for Voiceover Work? – via Voice Over Herald – Five solid options for getting professional-quality recordings without breaking the bank.

2. What’s Your Production Process? – via Wayne Farrell – The Audible Approved Producer shares a step by step guide to his production method. A must-read for new narrators.

1. The 7 Most Overlooked Daily Habits of Successful Voice Actors – via Dave Courvoisier – The top spot goes to the veteran “CourVO” and his reminder of the little things that can lead to big successes in the voiceover field.

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This Week in Links: September 28 – October 2

For Rights Holders:

To Promote, Or Not Promote: The Hamlet Complex – via BookMarketingBuzzBlog – Should you hire someone to promote your book? Here are 8 questions to ask yourself to find out.

2015 October Platform Challenge – via Writer’s Digest – “This challenge will help writers through the process of improving their writing platforms by providing one task to complete for each day of the month in October.”

How to Be Interesting Enough to Be a Brand – via CreateSpace – Author Richard Ridley looks at brand building through the lens of dating.

Book Marketing 201 – via Publishers Weekly – “Marketing self-published books requires leveraging both new tools and tried-and-true strategies.”

For Producers:

You Landed Your First VO Gig – Now Nail It! – via Mike Lenz – Good advice for VO’s just beginning to work with pro studios.

Voice Over Mistakes – via Abbe Holmes – Abbe shares five common mistakes VO’s make and how to avoid them.

Sick Happens – via Rob Marley – Five ways to avoid putting VO work on hold because of a cold.

Why Some Voiceover Artists Never Make It – via Victoria DeAnda – Learn how not to sabotage your chances for success as a VO.

This Week in Links: August 24 – 28

For Rights Holders:

Six Magic Phrases You Can Use to Sell More Books – via Where Writers Win – Learn key words to use in your “Amazon sales page, your website, your book announcement press release, your e-mail announcement, and other promotional materials that will help you sell more books, too!”

What are the Most Popular Title Trends in Your Genre? – via BookBub – You can lean into the trends or swim against the stream. How will you use the information in this article?

Market Smarter, Not Harder: The Personal Touch – via The ACX Blog – NYT bestselling author Ryan Winfield on the marketing power of a human connection.

Social Media Marketing Must Be Manageable – via Digital Book World – “Social media marketing can be a big time suck for many authors. Making it manageable, though, is about learning how to take inventory of your time, resources and skill and then planning accordingly.”

Social Media Marketing Must Be Sustainable – via Digital Book World – Get a twofer on marketing advice from DBW and knock your audiobook promotion out of the park!

For Producers:

Potato Chips Required – Who Would Have Thought? – via Mike Lenz – Want a career where eating potato chips is a necessity? Try being an audiobook narrator.

The World Needs Voiceover & So Do I – via Dane Reid – Learn how voiceover can help people feel a part of the world at home or in foreign lands.

Five Lessons Learned From Two Customer Service Fails – via Marc Scott – If you have to deal with long hold times and uninformed customer service agents, you may as well come away with something you can apply to your voiceover business, right?

[VIDEO] Americans Try To Pronounce Massachusetts Towns – via Buzzfeed – The struggle is wicked real.