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This Week in Links: March 30 – April 3

For Rights Holders:

Where to Find Free Images Online to Use in Blogging & Social Media – via The Write Conversation – A great resource to make your marketing more compelling.

Marketing Advice When You Are Making A Leap – via Author Marketing 101 – “As creative as you are with your books, give yourself permission to be that creative with your marketing.”

8 Tips For Spring Cleaning Your Author Website  – via Writers and Authors – There’s no time like the present to ensure the information on your website is current and correct

50 Things to Tweet About – via Author Marketing Experts, Inc. – A trove of ideas you can put into action today to build your presence on Twitter.

For Producers:

Customers versus Clients – via Voiceover Mechanic – Learn the distinction and decide you want to work with in your VO career.

[VIDEO] Marketing Your Voice Over Business With Landing Pages – via Marc Scott Voice Over – Marc explains how to construct specialized landing pages that market your services better than your website’s homepage.

Would Your Voice Over Prospects Buy A Car From You? – via Voice-Over Xtra – Learn how you can “put yourself in the best position possible so you increase your chance of being hired.”

How Not to be Like Jeremy Clarkson – via Nethervoice – Don’t let success go to your head. Paul Strikwerda explains you how to avoid ending up like the former host of Top Gear.

This Week in Links: February 23 – 27

For Rights Holders:

Don’t Force an Ending – via CreateSpace – Advice on dealing with a stubborn conclusion, by way of Disney.

Writing Your Character’s Thoughts – via Linda S. Clare – Guidelines to help you correctly express the inner workings of your POV character.

How to Review Your Final Audio the Audible Studios Way – via The ACX Blog – Learn to listen critically to your audiobook production and communicate changes to your producer.

Why Every Writer Should Keep a Travel Journal – via Writer’s Digest – Find out how one writer came to value the act of writing about her surroundings.

Does Your Facebook Author Page Have a Call To Action? – via Writers and Authors – A new feature on the social platform makes it easier to compel your fans to visit your site, purchase your book, or sign up for your newsletter.

For Producers:

Branding Your Voice Over Business – via Voice Over Herald – “Every voice over artist wants to be the client’s first and only choice, and developing and managing an effective brand can play a significant role in making that happen.”

Before Voicing – WARM UP Your Voice. After Voicing – WARM DOWN. Here’s How – via Voice-Over Xtra – Proper care for your instrument will help ensure it works for you throughout your career.

Five Things Every Audiobook Beginner Should Know – via The ACX Blog – Brush up on the basics of audiobook production with UK voice over teacher Gary Terzza.

How to Deal with Rejection in the Voice Over Business – via Victoria DeAnda – “Rejection is not a reason to give up. It’s a reason to keep going.”

This Week in Links: May 19 – 23

Before embarking on that Memorial weekend trip, take a look at our roundup of this week’s best audiobook related links. Planning a staycation this year? Working through the weekend? Even more reason to educate yourself on your craft before the day is done.

Enjoy the links below, and share anything we missed in the comments below!

For Rights Holders:

The Iron Triangle of Interesting Characters – via Writers and Authors – “What makes a character interesting? This infographic gives one take on how to make characters interesting and might give you some ideas for when you’re developing your characters.”

Editorial Matchmaking – via Writer Unboxed – When you’ve taken your novel as far as you can, it may be time to call in a professional editor. Dave King has advice on finding the right one for you.

What the Marine Corps Taught Me About Writing – via Writer’s Digest – Author and US Marine William Ballard discusses the 4 things every Marine recruit learns, and how they apply to writing.

5 Tips to Gain Confidence and Overcome Writer’s Doubt  – via Live Write Thrive – Guest blogger Bryan Hutchinson has advice for writers suffering from a lack of faith.

For Producers:

The ACX Twitter Chat – via @acx_com – This month’s guest tweeter, George Whittam of Edge Studio, answered your questions on audiobook recording and production.

A Caddyshack Alum on Surviving the Tumultuous Audiobook Industry – via Wired – The actor on the receiving end of Bill Murray’s famous “Gunga Galunga” speech recounts his time in the audiobook industry.

How To Handle Rejection – via Actor Inspiration – Wendy Braun offers some perspective on those times when you don’t land the part.

 

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