In case you missed the news, we’ve teamed with Audible Studios once again to launch our latest open casting call, which opened this week and runs through January 29. Click here to get all the details on how to submit your audition for a chance to work with Audible’s Grammy award-winning studios and land a contract worth up to $2,700!
The Formula for A Voiceover Career – via Rob Marley Voiceover – Rob has two equations that you can put into action to work toward your VO goals.
You Cannot Change The Wind – via vo2gogo – Some nice perspective on the things you can and can’t control in your voice over career.
The Four Voices of Non-Fiction Narration – via SPP Coaching – Narrating non-fiction is a great way to get into the audiobook game.
The Peanuts Kids… Where are They Now? – via Voice Over Herald – Catch up with the voice actors behind some of the most revered children’s cartoon characters.
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Exclusive Titles Are Helping the Audiobook Business Boom – via Wired – Proof that the audiobook game is getting bigger and better in 2015.
Using Your Personality Type to Make You a Better Writer – via Marcy Kennedy – Advice for looking within to understand what type of writing and publishing will work best for you.
11 Secrets to Writing Effective Character Description – via Writer’s Digest – Keep these tips in mind as you “breathe life into your characters through description.”
Know Thy Story – via CreateSpace – Richard Ridley on the importance of If you’re knowing your story and having faith in your plot.
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Think learning ever stops? We don’t! Just ask the kids finishing school for the summer about their summer reading lists. We’ve compiled your reading list to remind you to never stop increasing your audiobook aptitude. Click on for a weekend’s worth of audiobook writing and recording tips.
Voice Over Actor Health Tips: 10 Ways to Maintain Great Vocal Health – via Debbie Grattan’s Voice Blog – Keeping your voice in working order can be a challenge when your voice is your work. Debbie’s tips will help you maintain vocal health.
Standing Up Or Sitting Down: What’s The Best Position To Do A Voice Over? – via Gary Terazza’s Voice-Over Blog UK – How do you record? Gary takes a look at both sides of the great debate.
Creating a Home Studio for the Beginner Voice Actor – via Voice Over Herald – Good advice on soundproofing and acoustically treating a new home studio.
[VIDEO] First Impressions: Noble by Wizard: FR In-Ear Monitors – via The Rambling of Some Audio Guy – Juan Carlos Bagnell takes a look at what $700 can get you in the world of high end headphones.
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Social Media Basics for Authors: Simple and Effective Book Promotion Tips – via The Bookbaby Blog – “[T]raditional book marketing strategies can still be highly effective. But if you want to reach a wider audience and get connected to more potential readers, the solution is social media marketing.”
Writing: Do Novice Authors Really Need an Editor? – via ALLi – Derek Murphy offers expert advice from the editor’s viewpoint, some of which may surprise you.
All About the Setting – via CreateSpace – Richard Ridley says setting is not where your story takes place. So…what is it then?
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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!
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.
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Tagged ACX, audible, Audiobook Creation Exchange, audiobooks, backstage, Gary Terazza, huffpo books, lance blair, live write thrive, make audiobooks, TWIL