Today’s blog offers an example of how to stand up for your talent, your hours of practice, your pro equipment, and your years of experience.
A lot of clients don’t understand that, and think what we do is “…just talking…” That means part of our duty is to educate prospective clients as to the value we bring to their projects.
The Epic Fail Trail
Once upon a time – 12 years ago – when I started getting into voice-overs, I just knew I was the next Scott Brick, and had a promising future as an audiobook narrator. By the time I had recorded some 50 titles, I’d had enough. My hat goes off to the many who do this medium so well. But I realized it wasn’t for me (another blog, another time, maybe).
Occasionally, I will be talked into narrating an audiobook, but for no less than $350/hour minimum. It’s meant to discourage anyone from hiring me, really, Like I said, I really don’t want to do them anymore.
Monday, a local author contacted me with a query about narrating a book he’d written.
I’m the author of an approximately 50,000 word non-fiction historical book that I’m Looking to convert to an audiobook.
The Narrator should be able to send me a finished edited audio file. Being able to include some light ‘mood’ music is a major plus.
For a sense of the ‘atmosphere’ Im looking for see link to my website below which describes synopsis and reviews of my work.
Oh, and one other thing. I’m just a lowly independent writer without a deep pockets publisher so cost is of course extremely important.