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This Week in Links: October 20 – 24

Welcome back for another installment of This Week in Links. Before we get to the latest roundup of audiobook information, we’d like to invite you to join us for #TalkingACX, our upcoming Twitter chat with AudioFile Magazine!

We’ll be speaking with AudioFile’s Publisher Michele Cobb about all the things a professional audiobook reviewer listens for in a good audiobook. If you’re new to audiobooks or you’ve always wondered what the experts value, join us Wednesday, October 29 at 8 pm ET on Twitter for this interactive event! Here’s what to do:

1. Visit Twitter and follow @ACX_com & @AudioFileMag

2. Start searching the hashtag #TalkingACX just before 8pm. Or visit Twubs.com/TalkingACX to follow along.

3. Bring your questions, and tweet them with #TalkingACX.

It’s that easy. We can’t wait to see you on Wednesday night! Now, on to those links.

For Producers:

The Last Job He Expected to Love – Via Amazon.com – Actor/producer RC Bray shares how ACX helped him thrive in a career he never imagined for himself.

How to Sell Without Selling – via Nethervoice – Paul Strikwerda shares an example of subtle self-marketing.

The 3 Ultimate Keys to Success for L.A. Actors – via Backstage – Good advice for all actors, really.

Harry Shearer: A Legend Teaches The Next Generation – via VoiceOverTimes – The famed voice actor is now an Artist-In-Residence at Loyola University in New Orleans.

For Rights Holders:

How to Make the Most of Any Writing Conference – via Writer’s Digest – Writing and publishing events can be a great place to network and learn. This article has tips on maximizing your time.

The Curious Kick of Hearing an Actor Reading Your Writing – via The Millions – Author Bill Morris discusses the positive effects of experiencing his own novel in audio.

Fact or Fiction? How Novelists Can Blend Factual Research with Creative Storytelling – via Live Write Thrive – Learn how to imbue your writing with details that keep it grounded in reality.

 

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: 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?