We’ve gathered our favorite news, tips, and stories for authors and actors from around the world wide audiobook web . Enjoy some constructive weekend reading, and share your favorite articles from this week in the comments.
Shadows & Silk – open for audition now on ACX! – Femlae VO needed for this romance title. Pays $200 – $400 PFH or a royalty share + $100 PFH stipend
The Pixar Perspective on Voice Acting – via The Pixar Times – An in-depth look at how one of the best animation studios around approaches voice acting.
Are You Disrespecting The Booth? – via Voice Over Garden – A video lesson in proper recording booth etiquette from Jonathan Tilly.
10 Valuable Distractions – via J. Christopher Dunn’s Voice-over Blog – You can’t spend all your time narrating. J. Christopher tells us how to maximize the rest of your time.
For Rights Holders:
Audiobook Have Become Cool – via The Atlantic Wire – The growing popularity of audiobooks benefits authors, actors, and listeners.
Hell Is Self-Promotion – via Salon – Not everyone enjoys it, but every needs to do it. Seth Beaudoin gives a humorous take on the realities of self-promotion.
How A Great Twitter Bio Can Net You More Followers…and Sales! – via BadRedhead Media – Basic and advanced tips on optimizing your Twitter account.
Learning to Drop the Donkey–Is Perfectionism Killing Your Career? – via Kristen Lamb’s Blog – “We can’t please everyone, and it is easy to fall into a people-pleasing trap that will steal our passion, our art, and our very identity.”
See you next week!
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We’re doing things by the numbers this week. 7 reason to be on Twitter. 11 lessons from a veteran actor. 3 career excuses to avoid. This week’s links add up to a great deal of info for you to put to use in your writing or voice acting career.
For rights holders:
7 Reasons Why Every Writer Needs to Be on Twitter – via Kristen Lamb – “Used correctly, Twitter can be one of the best tools for meeting new readers and increasing traffic to your blog.”
Making a Hit Novel Audible – via Amazon – Learn how ACX author Hugh Howey found narrator Minnie Goode and created a hit audiobook.
The Author Press Kit – via CreateSpace – “A lot of marketing has moved online, but author press kits still matter.”
On Revision: Retrofitting a Spine – via Beyond The Margins – For authors that are better with ideas than structure.
Becoming A Confident Storyteller – via Audio Book Narrators – Grammy award winning audiobook producer/director Paul Alan Ruben offers his tips for mastering the craft of narration.
11 Things That Took Me 42 Years To Learn – Via VoiceOverExtra – Tom Dheere shares his top lessons learned in his life as a VO.
Free Online Audacity Tutorial – via TeacherTrainingVideos – Step by step tutorial for this popular free audio recording software.
3 Excuses Voice Over Talent Must Avoid – Via Bobbin’s Voice Over Sampler – Keep your voice over career moving forward by avoiding these pitfalls.
Thanks for reading! make sure to share your favorite links form this week in the comments!
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This week, we’ve collected some interesting and informative links from around the online audiobook world. Share what you learned below, and add your favorite links from this week in the comments!
You Know The Voices, Not The Faces – Via CNN.com – Compelling interview with John DiMaggio ( aka Bender on Futurama), Tara Strong (Rugrats, Powerpuff Girls), and Lawrence Shapiro, director of the upcoming documentary I Know That Voice.
Stop Doing The Basics – Via Dan Hurst Voiceovers – Why moving beyond the basics may be the key for your VO business.
Why You Can’t Take Rejection Personally as an Actor – Via Rebecca Forstadt – “If you want to be an actor, you have to roll with the punches.”
Announcing The 2nd ACX/That’s Voiceover! Audiobook Narration Contest – Via The ACX Blog – Exciting opportunity exclusively for attendees of That’s Voiceover!
Why Watching TV Can Actually Be Good For A Writer – Via Writer’s Digest – Notes from the panel discussion at ThrillerFest 2013.
3 Keys to Writing Success and Overcoming Procrastination – Via Training Writers – Shelly Hitz offers tips for staying productive.
The Decline and Fall of the Book Cover – via The New Yorker – A look at the history and current state of book covers.
Thanks for clicking! We’ll be back next week with more news and notes!
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