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More Than Just a Voice: The Audiobook

More Than Just a Voice: The Audiobook

More Than Just a Voice:  The REAL Secret to Voiceover Success is....a success.  Beyond my wildest.  (Kindle and Paperback at Amazon)I wish I could tell you how many copies I've sold.  I haven't figured out how to do that yet.  It doesn't matter.  I didn't expect to make back my investment.  It was...

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Your First Audition – Over and Over Again

Your First Audition – Over and Over Again

Narrating my own book is a gas!  If I leave out a word for pacing, or add a phrase to better explain something, I'm pretty sure the QC guys won't be sending me a list of corrections...'cause I'M the QC guy...and it's MY book! More Than Just A Voice: The REAL Secret to Voiceover Success is selling...

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AudioBook Version of “More Than Just A Voice”

AudioBook Version of “More Than Just A Voice”

After narrating about 40 audiobook titles for other authors, I can't tell you how much fun it is narrating my OWN title. Audiobook narrator, producer, audio-mastering whiz, voice-actor, and friend Jeffrey Kafer once commented that if you're not getting enough work narrating audiobooks, then write...

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Booking AudioBooks

Booking AudioBooks

More than 10 years ago, I got into this business because of audiobooks.  I just KNEW I could do it.  I was right, but I was also naíve. Along the way, I got distracted by many of the other ways you can earn a living using your voice... but I never lost the hope that one day an audiobook title...

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What Would YOU Tell Kevin?

What Would YOU Tell Kevin?

November 24, 2009 I wrote one of the shortest blogs of my career. BEST MIC FOR AUDIOBOOKS.  I must've been really lazy or awfully busy that day. Regardless, THAT blog must've shown up in a search somewhere, 'cause I got the following comment to the blog yesterday: Hello, I’m looking to finally...

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Spoken Freely

Fast on the heels of the recent Audio Publishers Association Conference (APAC) in NYC two weeks ago, June is AudioBook Month (JIAM) Now... I know AudioBook narration is a niche subculture of the greater voice acting universe, but it's a growing one, and much like your friends in E-Learning,...

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APAC 2013

APAC 2013

Blog is back up and running, and seems to be working fine with the new hosting service.  Let me know if you see anything malfunctioning, willya? Load times are noticeably faster, according to the metrics I'm seeing. Anyway, APAC (Audio Publishers Association Conference) was today at the Jacob...

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‘Best $47 You’ll Ever Spend

In less than two weeks, the Audio Publishers Association Conference (APAC) takes place in New York City.   The conference itself is only one day, but the entire Audiobook publisher's community makes this their seminal annual event by putting APAC in the context of other meet-ups, sessions, mixers,...

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Delight/Dismay

They say there's no such thing as bad publicity. After reading the latest edition of AudioFile Magazine, I'm not so sure. AudioFile Magazine is all about Audiobooks.  The periodical is for those who listen, narrate, publish, produce or are otherwise involved in the business.  If you're interested...

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Scene & Herd

Scene & Herd

When the 5th annual NYC VO mixer happens this weekend, I know I'm gonna wish I had spent the money to go...but honestly, it's the time, not the money that I can't afford. I told my  VO friend Terry Daniel to take lots of pictures, and speak kindly of me if and when my name arises.  I'll be there...

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