Audiobooks

Entries from Vox Daily tagged with 'Audiobooks'

Using a Full Voice-over Cast vs. a Single Narrator for Audiobooks

Are you casting an audiobook narrator? Whether you're an author publishing your own audiobook or you're a casting director at a large publishing house, how do you decide between using a full cast of voice-over artists vs. a single narrator...

Celebrating Father's Day with Audiobooks

Father's Day is coming! Do you know a Dad with young children? With June 15th fast approaching, what perfect gift is there for Father's Day than an audiobook? Father's Day offers the perfect opportunity to cuddle up with your children...

How Do Publishers Decide What Books to Turn Into Audiobooks?

Not all books make good audiobooks. So how do publishers decide which ones to transform into audio versions? Audiobooks are the fastest growing segment in publishing. It has grown into a billion dollar industry, with millions of people downloading them...

Winners of the 2014 Audies Awards

Who Took Home the Most Coveted Awards at the 2014 Audies?

The Evolution of Audiobooks Continued: From Cassette Tapes to Digital Downloads

In today's VOX Daily we'll pick up where we left off yesterday on the development of the audiobook industry from cassette tapes to digital downloads. With the longer audio format of cassette tapes and the inexpensive portable Walkman, the 1980's...

In Celebration of JIAM: The Evolution of Audiobooks

Do you love to read audiobooks? Are you an audiobook publisher? Have you heard of June Is Audiobook Month (JIAM)? It's a growing movement in conjunction with the Audiobook Publishers Association where publishers, producers, narrators, authors, and all those involved...

Celebrating Audiobooks: Are you attending APAC and the Audies?

Do you work in the audiobook industry? Then there's no better place to be than New York City this week! On May 28, 2014, the Audio Publishers Association (APA) will host their annual conference (APAC) where audiobook producers and narrators...

A Narrator's Secret Confession

In the midst of telling other peoples' stories, narrators can lose themselves both in the script and in knowing who they are apart from the stories they tell. Can you relate? Guest blogger and audiobook narrator Tim Lundeen explores this...

Tips For Researching And Developing Characters

A short time ago we took a look at how you can differentiate between characters in a script when reading an audiobook or multi-character project. In today's VOX Daily, guest blogger John McLain offers his perspective on how you can...

June Is Audiobook Month!

Do you love audiobooks? Then join APA members, narrators, authors and fans as we spread the word about audiobooks. Throughout the month of June tell everyone you know what makes audiobooks so great! Learn more in today's Vox Daily....

How To Find Public Domain Works To Record

How do you know if you can record a published work or if it is off limits? Most talent are aware of copyright issues but not all are confident in identifying which pieces of copy are safe to record without...

Weird Al Yankovic Gets Serious About Audiobooks

You might have heard that there are now book trailers online with excerpts read from books promoting print publications. Always one to follow the trends in pop culture, Alfred Matthew Yankovic, more widely known as "Weird Al" Yankovic, has...

The Local Library as a Source for Audiobook Narration Material

Have you ever thought of your local library as being a resource for your voice acting career? Whether you're borrowing materials to practice with, cut demos from or to gather industry data, your local library serves as a wonderful place...

There's an App for that! Audiobooks on your iPhone

Did you know that there are apps for audiobooks? As someone who still reads paper books, at times I find myself wishing that the books I was reading could travel with me hands-free when doing chores, gardening or running errands......

Knowing How a Story Ends Before You Get There

As Scott Brick says, with regard to audiobook narration, you need to keep the end of the story in mind even at the beginning. By starting your work with the end in sight, you are able to lead your listeners...

Recording Voice Overs for Mobile Applications

The market opportunities for voice over have expanded since the launch of destinations such as Apple's iTunes App Store. With more work out there than you can shake a stick at, voice over narration and character voiceover work for mobile...

Bringing Humour Into Audiobook Narration

Yes, humour can reside in the booth when recording long form narration! Watch Kirby Heyborne as he talks about narrating audiobooks....

4 Less Than Obvious Reasons Why Authors Hire Narrators

Why do most authors prefer to have someone else narrate their books? Considering how many audiobooks are recorded by professional narrators versus audiobooks recorded by authors, you'll find that the vast majority of audiobooks are read by someone other than...

A Discussion about Rates

Rates is a sensitive topic regardless of industry. As we begin, let me first say that as a marketplace our primary responsibility is to facilitate business relationships that yield fruitful returns for our customers. A person in need of a...

Want To Book More Voice Over Work? Go Get It!

Is voice over work not finding you? What if you were to find it? In today's VOX Daily, Scott Lumley, one of the team members here at Voices.com, talks about how you can use your gifts as a professional voice...


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