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Index. The steps for auditioning are simple, following them will ensure that your audition is heard, and in a timely manner to get you working. 1) Pick an audiobook piece for your demo. It can be any genre that you are comfortable with and any type of material. Our companies currently produce material that is science fiction, fantasy, horror, urban horror, romance and pulp classics and will soon be adding general fiction, detective, western and classic. The finished piece MUST be at least 5 minutes and no more than 7 minutes in length. The next page has many pieces that are downloadable that you can use for your audition if you do not have a piece. 2) Record the piece that you have chosen. | Listen to instant audiobooks with | Stream and Download Audiobooks to Your iPhone, iPad, Android, or PC. Get a Free Audiobook! Search for interesting titles on the Audiobook Creation Exchange (ACX) Mm/dd/yy MM/dd/yy Below are hundreds of titles open for audition on ACX. search only within results Show Me: Genre Fiction/Nonfiction Gender Language Accent Voice Age Vocal Style Project Rate Projected Length Contact UsUnited Statessupport@acx.comTel. 1-888-396-63479:00AM-9:00PM ET (Mon-Fri)United Kingdomsupport-uk@acx.comTel. 0800-031-40869:00AM-6:00PM GMT (Mon-Fri) Find Us Privacy Policy | Conditions of Use | Cookies & Internet Advertising © 2011-2014 Audible, Inc.Amazon, the Amazon logo, ACX, the ACX logo and Audiobook Creation Exchange are trademarks of, Inc. or its affiliates.

It’s Getting Dark: The Latest ACX Casting Call | Audiobook Creation Exchange Blog (ACX) Audible Studios is back with another ACX Casting Call! This time, we’ve partnered with VO2014, one of the south’s premier voiceover industry events, taking place in Atlanta, GA March 20-23. This casting call gives actors attending VO2014 the chance to voice two stories from celebrated collections New Orleans Noir, edited by Julie Smith and Philadelphia Noir, edited by Carlin Romano. Male actors will audition for the chance to read “Algiers,” a tale as dark as the bayou at night, and “Scarred,” a classic knife meets flesh story. Female actors will vie to voice “and “Two-Story Brick Houses,” and “A Cut Above,” a story of a love triangle gone wrong. All four stories feature rich characters and detailed settings true to their hometown titles. Actors will have the chance to have their voice heard by Audible Studios’ award winning production team, and their reads will sit alongside the best narrators in the business when the audio collections are published in mid 2014.

Like this: Bundle Part 2+ Part 3 (Audiobooks: A – Z + Audiobooks: Time Vs Money) — Vanessa Hart. 2 – Audiobooks A- Z Audiobooks A – Z is a 30 page booklet to get you to the next level in your audiobook career. If you are just starting out this will provide you with a firm foundation. There are 5 parts to this booklet: Audiobook Demo: including what should be on it, length and format.Prep: including Breaking down and Mapping your manuscript, Character Notes + ResearchCharacter Analysis: Useful shortcuts to creating character voices, tips to holding the voices and the character arc throughoutThe Narrators Voice, &Home Studio, Marketing, Rates and AFTRA resources This is a concise reference book for the beginner through the advanced audiobook narrator.

There is also a FREE extensive listing of audiobook publishers and their contact information. Includes a FREE 15 minute one-on-one private Q & A session with me via phone, Skype or in-person (if you’re in the LA area). 3 – Audiobooks Time vs Money Pre Order today! This video will be available on October 1, 2013. Audiobooks - Determining The Narrator\'s Character - Vanessa Hart. When You're The AudiobookNarrator, Who Are You, Really? (This article is excerpted with permission from the new Part 2, Audiobooks A-Z, in the author's voice over training program, The Power of Five.)

By Vanessa HartVoice Talent and Trainer Who is an audiobook's narrator? Lots of new narrators will say, "It’s me.” Well ... no. With some exceptions (for accents, etc.), you will want to use your own voice, but the character of the narrator is not you. That gives you nothing to hang your hat on. I had a lot of difficulty with this in the beginning and got smacked down pretty hard in a Masters Class. Now I know that I need to make choices – strong choices – for my narrator, just as I would for any other character in the book. There are many different schools of thought here. First-person manuscripts will give you most of the information that you need.

You have answered all the Guideposts questions. What you probably aren’t told in the book is the answers to the following questions: 1. Why? Interview with Vanessa Hart, Narrator of "Growing Up Ethnic in America" Interview with Vanessa Hart, Narrator of "Growing Up Ethnic in America" Although the 2008 Audies have already happened (May 30, 2008), I didn't want to miss the opportunity to shine the spotlight on a member of our community whose work was nominated for an Audie this year.

I'm pleased to present an interview with voice actress Vanessa Hart. VOX: Congratulations on your nomination! What's the title of the audio book you narrated and which category were you nominated in? VANESSA HART: Thank you Stephanie. VOX: Can you tell me a little bit about the audio book? VANESSA: The book is a collection of short stories with various authors. VOX: Who is the audio book publisher? VANESSA: This was a collaboration between Penguin and VOX: How did you get the gig? VANESSA: Stefan Rudnicki was the producer/engineer and he had someone drop out at the last minute - and luckily he took a chance on an unknown - me.

VOX: What was your favorite part about recording the audio book? VANESSA: GraphicAudio. APA - Audio Publishers Association - the voice of the audiobook industry. Tips for Growing into the Growing Audiobook Field | Edge Studio. NOTE: This is a multi-installment article. Stay tuned next week for Part 2. Audiobook production and sales have swelled lately.

Which is, indeed, swell for the similarly growing number of actors and hopefuls wanting to work in the genre. Because, as in any acting field, typically there are more actors than acting job opportunities. So every actor needs to explore every avenue available to his craft – especially considering that not every actor is a good match for audio book narration, even within the community of trained voice over artists. When you chat with someone at a party and get to the "what do you do? " But, as I said, the field is growing. If you want to know about audio book narration, do the research. I suggest you do some or all of the following: 1. 2. 3. Next week...Part 2! Johnny Heller is an Edge Studio coach. Rules for Audiobook Production. Audiobooks uploaded to ACX must adhere to the following requirements. The ACX Quality Assurance team may reject titles that do not meet these standards, and their retail release may be delayed.

These requirements help ensure customers get a great listen. More information on how to meet these requirements can be found in our Video Lessons & Resources, and many of the terms used here can be found in our Audio Terminology Glossary. Be consistent in overall sound and formatting. Why? Be comprised of all mono, or all stereo files. Submitted audiobooks may not contain both mono and stereo files. Include opening and closing credits. At minimum, the opening credits must note the name of the audiobook, the name of the author(s), and the name of the narrator(s). Sections marked with an * are required.

Include a retail audio sample that is between one and five minutes long. This sample should start with narration, not opening credits or music. Be narrated by a human. Why? Why? Why? Why? Why? Be 44.1 kHz. BeeAudio. Audiobooks FAQ | SAG-AFTRA. Q. What does Per Finished Hour (PFH) mean? A. “Per Finished Hour” is the way payment is usually calculated in the audiobook industry. Generally, narrators are paid for every hour of finished recording, rather than by studio hour. Q. Q. Q. Q. Q. Q. Q. Q. Q. Q. Record An Audiobook | Open Book Audio - Audiobook Production and Distribution for Independent Authors and Publishers. At Open Book Audio, we want to tell your story the way YOU want it to be told. That's why we use premiere voice talent coupled with extensive technical expertise to turn your book into an amazing audiobook.

Finding the right voice for your audiobook can be one of the most challenging and difficult parts of the audiobook production process. Narrating a book well is not easy, and shouldn't be undertaken by an inexperienced narrator or director. We maintain relationships with experienced and skilled audiobook narrators across a wide variety of voice styles and types. And if we don't have the voice you're looking for, we can find it for you. Open Book Audio employs professional recording facilities complete with multi-channel, non-destructive recording capabilities using the some of the best equipment in the industry. After recording your book, we will help you get your newly minted audio-goodness out to the iTunes and Audibles of the world.

The Project Gutenberg eBook of The World Beyond, by Ray Cummings. The Project Gutenberg eBook of The World Beyond, by Ray Cummings. DP: Welcome. Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) The Trustees of Distributed Proofreaders Foundation are concerned about a new international agreement, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The TPP will result in significant copyright term extensions in signatory countries, which will have the immediate impact of slowing or halting growth of the public domain in many parts of the world.

The agreement was drafted in secret. Public scrutiny and consideration are now needed for copyright term extension, and many other aspects of the agreement. The Trustees of Distributed Proofreaders are against further copyright term extensions in any country, and encourage all people who benefit from public domain materials to make their opinions known to their lawmakers. The TPP is passed, but is not yet ratified in any country. There is still time to stop implementation of the TPP. Follow the Distributed Proofreaders Blog on Twitter: Site Concept How You Can Help Volunteering at Distributed Proofreaders Current Progress. The Project Gutenberg eBook of The World Beyond, by Ray Cummings. ACX - Home Audiobook Narration. Convert Words to Pages - Free Calculator (select font & size)

Interview » Romancing the Book » Page 23. Jen: Today we are excited to welcome Heather Snow to RtB as she celebrates the release of her debut novel. Heather, will you please share a short bio with us? Heather: Heather Snow is a historical romance author with a degree in Chemistry who discovered she much preferred creating chemistry on the page, rather than in the lab. She is forever trying to wrangle her left and right brain to work together (some days with more success than others!) , but if her two sides had to duke it out, left would win every time—which can be a creative challenge.

Heather lives in the Midwest with her husband, two rambunctious boys and one very put upon cat. Jen: Tell us about SWEET ENEMY.Heather: Absolutely! If you’d like to read the Prologue and first Chapter of Sweet Enemy, you can find it here ( Jen: At what age did you discover writing? Jen: How does your family feel about your career? Heather: I used to! Home.