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This Week in Links: November 3 – 7

The holiday season is approaching, and we’re here to remind you that now is the time to review your schedule to ensure you meet your holiday season production goals

Completed productions must be submitted to ACX no later than December 5th for the best chance to be available for sale at Audible, Amazon, and iTunes by the end of the year.

The best way to ensure your titles move through our internal QA quickly is to make sure you’ve followed our Audio Submission Requirements. We’ll be back next week to discuss the top three reasons titles fail QA and how to avoid them.

Now, on to the links!

For Producers

[VIDEO] – My Voice Over Trick to Match Pick-ups With Original Audio – via Bill DeWees – Let Bill teach you how to insert corrections seamlessly.

What is Holding You Back? – via NetherVoice – Paul Strikwerda has an idea for getting the most out of your VO career.

Adding Punch & Roll to Adobe Audition – via Steven Jay Cohen – Tips for making use of this priceless recording technique, with bonus info for TwistedWave and Audacity as well.

Ya Gotta Draw The Line Somewhere – via CourVO – You can’t spend ALL of your time promoting yourself on social media. Learn how to judiciously use your time on social media.

For Rights Holders

9 Books Aspiring Writers Must Read – via Live Write Thrive –  Nicolette Morrison shares her list of the best writing about writing for new authors.

How to Reveal Character Emotion Without Venturing Into Cliché – via Jane Friedman – Learn about “indirection of image” and how to use it to apply the “show, don’t tell” theory to your character’s emotions.

The First Sentence Is a Handshake – via The Atlantic – “According to science fiction writer William Gibson, a book’s opening should be an inviting enigma to the reader—and a motivational benchmark for the writer.”

ACX Storytellers: Sharon Hamilton – via The ACX Blog –  Get inspired by Sharon’s great relationship with her narrator, J.D. Hart.

This Week In Links: August 19 – 23

Summer is cooling off, but our weekly links roundup is still hot as ever! Whether you’re sunning in the park with your Kindle or workin’ indoors for the weekend, enjoy the links below, and stay tuned to the blog for more great posts next week!

For rights holders:

The Unexpected Agony of Recording Your Own Audiobookvia The Atlantic – Author Katie Hafner found narrating her own book to be tiring, fascinating and taxing. Yet, she’d do it all again.

5 Android Apps for Indie Publishers – via AllIndiePublishing – You never know when inspiration will strike. These apps are great for writers on the go.

Blogging for Authors: How to Spend Less Time Coming Up w/ Your Next Article Idea – via BookBaby – “Even if you’re blogging from a passionate commitment to your subject, there are times when creativity just fails.”

Macker, Hacker, Writer – via Hugh Howey –  Hugh discusses why he chose to self publish, even after becoming a literary success.

For producers:

Voiceover Business Explored in ‘In A World…’ – via ABC News – Upcoming movie shines a spotlight on the voiceover industry (and looks very funny).

Seven Other Outrage-Inducing Words We’re Literally Misusing – via QuirkBooks – You talk for a living,  but are you misusing any of these words?

Buying Twitter Ads: A Real-Life VO Story – via Voice Acting In Vegas – Are Twitter ads the right way to advertise your voiceover services? Here’s one actor’s story.

The Simpsons Character To Voice Actor Infographics – via Uproxx – Nancy Cartwright voices eight boys and zero  girls?!?

Thanks for reading. See you next week!