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Saturday Giveaway : Voice For Hire


By Stephanie Ciccarelli

September 29, 2008

Comments (99)

Voice For Hire Book

Want to Win the Newest Book on the VO Market?

Randy Thomas and Peter Rofé's book highly anticipated book "Voice for Hire: Launch and Maintain a Lucrative Career in Voice-Overs" is quickly approaching it's release date and will soon be found in stores across the US. The book hits the shelves on September 30th, 2008!

Want To Win Voice For Hire? Leave a Comment!

Voice For Hire

Many months ago, I had the pleasure of corresponding with Randy Thomas as she told me about her forthcoming book (Voice For Hire). I'm glad that the release date (September 30th) is nearly here and I personally can't wait to get my hands on a copy of this book (I contributed some information from Voices.com and am excited to read what Randy and Peter included!).

According to the authors, this book is great for voice talent at any juncture in their career and or training, and as the newest voice over book on the market, it should be an interesting read for all of us.

How Do You Enter For a Chance to Win?

All you need to do is comment on this article and let me know that you'd like to win Voice For Hire!

Each week, there will be something different, so be sure to subscribe to VOX Daily to get the Saturday Giveaway notices as well as other voice acting articles throughout the week.

The giveaways will include voice acting:

๏ Books
๏ DVDs
๏ Coaching Sessions
๏ Recording Equipment
๏ Gift certificates
๏ Workshop / Conference Passes
๏ Unique Promotional Opportunities

When is the Winner Chosen?

Winners will be drawn randomly from the comments left on the blog and announced the following Saturday. Those who win will be notified by email at which time we'll confirm their shipping address. On the following Saturday, the winner will be announced and another opportunity to win a Saturday Giveaway will present itself.

I'd like to say congratulations to last week's contest winner, Martin Auman, who will be receiving the 5 CD Set "How to Make Money In Voice-Overs" by Julie Williams.

Comment Now for an Opportunity to Win Randy Thomas and Peter Rofé's book from Voices.com!

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Don't forget to comment for your chance to win :)

Best wishes,


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    Hi Stephanie,

    Thank you for posting information about this book, I am very excited to read it! It sounds like a wonderful addition to my VO library. I can't wait to pick up a copy! Both Randy & Peter have such wonderful voices and amazing careers in this industry, I look forward to hearing their advice.

    Thanks again,
    ~Heather Costa

    Posted by:

      I would like to win and would be getting this book either way. Looks like a good read.

      Posted by:

        Hi Stephanie,

        What a great idea. I would like to explore some of the programs offered on DVD. Keep up the great work that you do. I always look forward to reading your posts.

        Thank You,

        Posted by:

          Sure, I'd *love* the book. But is anyone other than me salivating over the Mic on the cover?

          Posted by:

            Throwing my hat in the ring. Thanks!

            Posted by:

              Looks like a great read. I'm in the middle of the Joan Baker v/o book right now. Trying to soak in as much information as I can! Brian W

              Posted by:

                I would love to win this book. I was out of town when Randy had her book signing here in L.A. last week.

                Posted by:
                • Amy Hiatt
                • September 29, 2008 1:01 PM

                  This looks like a very helpful book. I would definitely like to win this one.

                  Posted by:
                  • Jerome Santucci
                  • September 29, 2008 1:51 PM

                    I'm very much looking forward to reading this book!


                    Posted by:

                      Another useful VO careers book! Count me in.

                      Also looking forward to the homepage redesign.


                      Posted by:
                      • Daniel Rodrigues
                      • September 30, 2008 8:16 AM

                        Hi Stephanie!

                        Stick me in the mix, would ya? Thanks!

                        Tom Conklin

                        Posted by:

                          Count me in!


                          Posted by:
                          • Joe Rodriguez
                          • September 30, 2008 8:45 AM

                            Hi Stephanie,

                            Win it or buy it, I'm getting this book. Of course, I'd like to try to win it :-) Thanks!


                            Posted by:
                            • Keith Jedlicka
                            • September 30, 2008 9:34 AM

                              This sounds amazing, it will really help towards my drama degree in vocal training.
                              Carla Hovell

                              Posted by:
                              • Carla Hovell
                              • September 30, 2008 9:37 AM

                                I will certainly be purchasing this book whether I win or not. Lots of valuable insight from these guys!

                                Posted by:

                                  Stephanie, can you hear this?

                                  I CAN'T WAIT TO READ WHAT THESE TWO EXPERTS HAVE TO SAY :-)

                                  I'm a new guy and we need all the help we can get.

                                  Thanks for your good work!


                                  Posted by:
                                  • Peter Bell
                                  • September 30, 2008 9:38 AM


                                    Please toss my name in the hat for a copy of Voice for Hire.


                                    Robert Pankau

                                    Posted by:
                                    • Robert Pankau
                                    • September 30, 2008 9:39 AM

                                      Looks like a great read..

                                      With my hat officially in the ring, I hope to get the opportunity to read it compliments of Voices.com!

                                      Marc Chase

                                      Posted by:

                                        I had the pleasure of meeting both Randy and Peter out in LA at VOICE 2008, and the even greater pleasure of serving on the Professionals panel that was moderated by Peter. I have been waiting for this book to be released since hearing about it back then!

                                        Posted by:

                                          Hey Stephanie!

                                          I've been doing voice over for over 26 years (over and over), starting as a jock on a top 40 station. And every word of advice I can use, good-bad-or indifferent, is valuable. I heard an interview a couple years ago, Jim Bohanon with Randy, Joe Cipriano, and Don LaFontaine. Huge amounts of the "insider" information from Randy, Joe and Don. I can imagine she's done it again. And, Doug, only salivate over the mic with a proper "spit guard", otherwise you'll ruin the diaphragm.

                                          Happy Tuesday and best of luck and skill!

                                          Bryan Mix-Dean

                                          Posted by:

                                            Seeing as I don't have sufficient funds to afford such a luxury as to buy a book like this right now, I figure I might as well give this a shot. I just recently (within the last 3 months) started voice acting, so any sort of help or informational resources I can acquire would be perfect, especially from two experts such as Randy and Peter.

                                            Dan Conlin

                                            Posted by:

                                              Sound like a great book! It's always a good idea to keep abreast of new information! Looking forward to reading it soon.

                                              Posted by:

                                                It's always good to hear the insight from people who are actually doing it every day and I know Randy to be very gracious in sharing her thoughts and experiences.

                                                Posted by:

                                                  I've heard a lot of great things about this book! Hope to read it VERY soon! :)

                                                  Posted by:

                                                    Hi Stephanie,

                                                    Would love to win the book. It looks great!


                                                    Matthew Richards

                                                    Posted by:
                                                    • Matthew Richards
                                                    • September 30, 2008 10:24 AM

                                                      This sounds like a great book - love the fact that the intro is done by Don the Master LaFontaine.

                                                      Keep up the good work,

                                                      Ellen Dubin

                                                      Posted by:
                                                      • Ellen Dubin
                                                      • September 30, 2008 10:31 AM


                                                        Cheers to continuing to make the world of VOs a lot smaller and more intimate!

                                                        Harry Merritt

                                                        Posted by:
                                                        • Harry Merritt
                                                        • September 30, 2008 10:37 AM

                                                          I would be very interested in checking out the book. I've been a VO artist for 30 years and now have to keep up with the new technologies of having a home studio. I also love the way you are marketing your site. Very interactive! Awesome!

                                                          Posted by:


                                                            Congratulations on your inclusion in this great new book. That's a really great feather in your cap...and for voices.com.

                                                            Please include me in the weekly draw.


                                                            Derek Aubrey

                                                            Posted by:
                                                            • Derek Aubrey
                                                            • September 30, 2008 10:58 AM

                                                              Another book to add to my VO library! :-)

                                                              I'd love to win it!



                                                              Posted by:

                                                                Hi Stephanie,

                                                                I can't wait to read this book! Please put me in the mix as well! I'm teaching VO workshops now, and am reading everything I can get my hands on to continually improve my own VO career!


                                                                Jay Lerner

                                                                Posted by:

                                                                  Please put me in for the new book by Randy & Peter. I've been a huge fan of Peter's since I heard him on one of the podcasts at voices.com, and hope to train with him in NYC someday in the future!

                                                                  But in the meantime, I'd love to get the book!

                                                                  Thanks JC

                                                                  Posted by:
                                                                  • JC Haze
                                                                  • September 30, 2008 11:09 AM

                                                                    I'd like to win Voice for Hire.



                                                                    Posted by:

                                                                      I had the pleasure of meeting both Randy and Peter out in LA at VOICE 2008, and the even greater pleasure of serving on the Professionals panel that was moderated by Peter. I have been waiting for this book to be released since hearing about it back then!

                                                                      Posted by:


                                                                        Please include me in the weekly drawing! I love getting your daily posts. Really creates a sense of community!


                                                                        Posted by:
                                                                        • Elizabeth Wiley
                                                                        • September 30, 2008 11:22 AM

                                                                          Sign me up for the free book - stocks are down so I can't afford to buy it :)

                                                                          Posted by:

                                                                            Thanks for letting us know about this great new book. I'd love to win a copy!

                                                                            Peace -- Carl

                                                                            Posted by:

                                                                              Hi Stephanie,
                                                                              'Looking forward to possessing and reading the book by Randy Thomas. Here is my hat in the ring for a chance to
                                                                              win the book. Hey, even if I do not win the book, I'll surely buy one at Randy's book signing here in Ft Myers, Florida on Saturday the 11th of October.

                                                                              Rev. Steve B.

                                                                              Posted by:

                                                                                Of course I want to read it! Read it for free? Of course I want to read it for free! :) Thanks for the opportunity!

                                                                                Posted by:

                                                                                  I've been anticipating the release of this book for some time now. It's really great that you're giving us this opportunity. Thanks!

                                                                                  Posted by:
                                                                                  • Michael Mykita
                                                                                  • September 30, 2008 12:46 PM

                                                                                    I'm always looking for more good reading material. Add my name to the draw! Thanks!

                                                                                    Posted by:

                                                                                      Ohh yeah, I'd like to win! :D

                                                                                      Posted by:


                                                                                        I'd like to win this book!



                                                                                        Posted by:
                                                                                        • Jaclyn MacRae
                                                                                        • September 30, 2008 2:11 PM

                                                                                          I'd like to win this book too!



                                                                                          Posted by:
                                                                                          • Michael Sangregorio
                                                                                          • September 30, 2008 2:15 PM

                                                                                            I'd like to win a copy of Voice For Hire.



                                                                                            Posted by:
                                                                                            • Gord Bailey
                                                                                            • September 30, 2008 2:27 PM

                                                                                              Add me in please- I need to capitalize on my voice!

                                                                                              Posted by:
                                                                                              • Arthur Wright
                                                                                              • September 30, 2008 2:28 PM

                                                                                                Put me in too!


                                                                                                Posted by:
                                                                                                • Tom Dheere
                                                                                                • September 30, 2008 2:28 PM

                                                                                                  We all love free stuff, Stephanie!

                                                                                                  Posted by:
                                                                                                  • Jamee T. Perkins
                                                                                                  • September 30, 2008 2:39 PM

                                                                                                    I'm in.


                                                                                                    Posted by:
                                                                                                    • Ed Parnell
                                                                                                    • September 30, 2008 2:39 PM

                                                                                                      Me Me!! I was going to go to the book signing last week, and had an awful head cold...definitely not something I wanted to share with the voice community!! ;)

                                                                                                      Posted by:
                                                                                                      • Leah Cevoli
                                                                                                      • September 30, 2008 3:03 PM

                                                                                                        Can I enter all the way from London?


                                                                                                        Bobby. :O)

                                                                                                        Posted by:
                                                                                                        • Bobby Shad
                                                                                                        • September 30, 2008 3:20 PM

                                                                                                          I would love to win a copy of this book - sounds fantastic

                                                                                                          Posted by:
                                                                                                          • Laurie Wood
                                                                                                          • September 30, 2008 3:38 PM

                                                                                                            When I voice ..Europeans think I'm American..

                                                                                                            ..Americans think I'm British..

                                                                                                            ..Canadians think I'm Dutch

                                                                                                            Man this can be confusing !
                                                                                                            Always open to advice and direction !
                                                                                                            Count me in !
                                                                                                            - Bob
                                                                                                            (Canadian )

                                                                                                            Posted by:
                                                                                                            • Bob Derro
                                                                                                            • September 30, 2008 3:45 PM

                                                                                                              I knew this was coming out soon, and I can't wait to read it!

                                                                                                              Time to throw my hat in the ring. :)

                                                                                                              Thanks, Stephanie!

                                                                                                              Brad Venable

                                                                                                              Posted by:

                                                                                                                Woohoo! Not only do I get to enter to win the book, but it's like I just walked down Main Street of VoiceOverVille, USA! How cool is this?



                                                                                                                Posted by:
                                                                                                                • Cindy Clifford
                                                                                                                • September 30, 2008 4:21 PM

                                                                                                                  I am glad to know that this book is out. Looking forward to reading it!

                                                                                                                  Thank you thanks thanks!


                                                                                                                  Posted by:
                                                                                                                  • Khady Youm
                                                                                                                  • September 30, 2008 4:22 PM

                                                                                                                    Looking forward to this read...!

                                                                                                                    Thanks Stephanie.


                                                                                                                    Posted by:
                                                                                                                    • Rob
                                                                                                                    • September 30, 2008 4:29 PM

                                                                                                                      Hey Stephanie.... count me in. Thanks much

                                                                                                                      Posted by:
                                                                                                                      • Glad Faith Klassen
                                                                                                                      • September 30, 2008 4:31 PM

                                                                                                                        Me too please!

                                                                                                                        Posted by:
                                                                                                                        • Anthony Keetch
                                                                                                                        • September 30, 2008 4:33 PM

                                                                                                                          This looks like a fantastic book to expand my voiceover knowledge. Here's hoping! :)

                                                                                                                          Posted by:
                                                                                                                          • Elana Maibor
                                                                                                                          • September 30, 2008 4:42 PM

                                                                                                                            Sounds good Steph...I'm in for the lottery...

                                                                                                                            Posted by:

                                                                                                                              I'm in...


                                                                                                                              Posted by:
                                                                                                                              • George Washington III
                                                                                                                              • September 30, 2008 5:04 PM

                                                                                                                                Count me in too, Stephanie! I'd love to win Voice For Hire.


                                                                                                                                Posted by:

                                                                                                                                  I could use any boost/help I can get, at this point. Thanks much for the coolness.

                                                                                                                                  > Ry-Guy

                                                                                                                                  Posted by:

                                                                                                                                    Hi Stephanie,

                                                                                                                                    This looks like a terrific read - My Voice is for hire! I'd be a happy camper winning this prize!


                                                                                                                                    Blair Wilson

                                                                                                                                    Posted by:

                                                                                                                                      Looks like a great book! Count me in!

                                                                                                                                      Susan McMath Platt

                                                                                                                                      Posted by:

                                                                                                                                        owwweeee! this book looks great. I would love to have a read. Am missing Mr LaFontaine a great deal, and working harder in his honor.

                                                                                                                                        Posted by:

                                                                                                                                          This book would be a great help as I get started in the industry. I will have my demo soon and am really excited to get started, but for now I am just trying to learn as much as I can so I am ready when my training is all done.

                                                                                                                                          Posted by:
                                                                                                                                          • Matt Perotti
                                                                                                                                          • September 30, 2008 7:09 PM

                                                                                                                                            I'd love to win!


                                                                                                                                            Posted by:
                                                                                                                                            • Peter Epp
                                                                                                                                            • September 30, 2008 7:57 PM

                                                                                                                                              Looks like a great book. Count me in!

                                                                                                                                              Posted by:
                                                                                                                                              • Jim Lankford
                                                                                                                                              • September 30, 2008 8:28 PM

                                                                                                                                                Stephanie, Randy was great at VOICE 2008. I will get a copy of her book one way or another. I would like to win one.


                                                                                                                                                Posted by:

                                                                                                                                                  Most def. Count me in.

                                                                                                                                                  Posted by:

                                                                                                                                                    I'd love to win this book! It looks great...

                                                                                                                                                    Posted by:
                                                                                                                                                    • Meridith Gottlieb
                                                                                                                                                    • September 30, 2008 10:31 PM


                                                                                                                                                      Don LaFontaine was a mentor and friend and was the reason I pursued this career. One of the first things he offered me in the way of advice was to get 2 books that happen to be highly regarded by big wigs in the industry...The Art of Voice Acting and Secrets of Voiceover Success. This book seems to be on par and I cannot wait to read it. I would greatly appreciate the opportunity to add Voice for Hire to my library of voiceover industry books. Thank you for the opportunity.

                                                                                                                                                      Posted by:

                                                                                                                                                        Sounds like a great read - count me in!

                                                                                                                                                        Sarah :)

                                                                                                                                                        Posted by:

                                                                                                                                                          Every v-over book has something wonderful to teach me. I would love to own a copy of this one. Learning is a lifetime game!


                                                                                                                                                          Posted by:

                                                                                                                                                            Mark me down for a shot at the book "Voice For Hire". I'd love to add it to my VO library.

                                                                                                                                                            Cheers, Chris

                                                                                                                                                            Posted by:
                                                                                                                                                            • Chris Erskine
                                                                                                                                                            • October 1, 2008 9:34 AM

                                                                                                                                                              There's such a limited amount of shared knowledge in this business, it's a comfort to hear a voice out there willing to offer some sound advice. Looking forward to a great read!


                                                                                                                                                              Posted by:
                                                                                                                                                              • Renee Manning
                                                                                                                                                              • October 1, 2008 11:37 AM

                                                                                                                                                                Hi Stephanie,

                                                                                                                                                                I too have been waiting for the release of this book since hearing about it at Voice 2008!!!
                                                                                                                                                                Please enter me in the drawing too!!!


                                                                                                                                                                Posted by:

                                                                                                                                                                  Thanks, Stephanie, count me in! Randy and Peter have so much to offer!! I can't wait to read this book!

                                                                                                                                                                  Fingers crossed!

                                                                                                                                                                  Posted by:
                                                                                                                                                                  • Carol Smith
                                                                                                                                                                  • October 1, 2008 5:37 PM

                                                                                                                                                                    I've heard lots of good things about both Randy and Peter and am looking forward to reading their book.


                                                                                                                                                                    Posted by:

                                                                                                                                                                      Thank you for letting people know about this book. If you can't afford this book and what comes with it you don't know the value of training. Peter and Randy are working voice artist that are sharing what they know works.

                                                                                                                                                                      Posted by:

                                                                                                                                                                        I'm in too, Stephanie. Don's intro sounds like the icing on the cake of what is probably an already great book.
                                                                                                                                                                        Hope all's well.

                                                                                                                                                                        Posted by:

                                                                                                                                                                          I love books! I REALLY love VO Books! And I'm in LOVE WITH winning! Sign me up!


                                                                                                                                                                          Posted by:

                                                                                                                                                                            One way or another, I look forward to enjoying Randy's book.

                                                                                                                                                                            Posted by:

                                                                                                                                                                              I recall someone telling me about this book and WANT TO WIN A COPY and tell all of my VO friends & Colleagues!

                                                                                                                                                                              Posted by:
                                                                                                                                                                              • Anand Thaker
                                                                                                                                                                              • October 2, 2008 9:02 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                Please enter me in your contest to win "Voice for Hire," and the other prizes up for grabs. It would mean a lot to me to get more valuable information on how to succeed in this industry.


                                                                                                                                                                                Posted by:

                                                                                                                                                                                  I WILL be getting this book! Even if I have to buy it, but I would like to try to win it first. Add me to the drawing, please.

                                                                                                                                                                                  Posted by:
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Michael Montgomery
                                                                                                                                                                                  • October 2, 2008 3:17 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                    nice read, very informative. Good to be appraised of this book hitting the bookstores, sounds awesome.

                                                                                                                                                                                    Posted by:
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Mark Stone
                                                                                                                                                                                    • October 2, 2008 4:14 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                      Hi Stephanie,

                                                                                                                                                                                      Voices dot com is awesome. Great website, great leads, and now awesome prizes!

                                                                                                                                                                                      Keep up the great work.


                                                                                                                                                                                      Posted by:

                                                                                                                                                                                        Hi Stephanie,
                                                                                                                                                                                        I've been following Randy Thomas's amazing career for many years now and been trying to emulate her rich, silky voice. I'd love to hear her perspective on the industry and learn from her experiences!
                                                                                                                                                                                        Robin Rowan

                                                                                                                                                                                        Posted by:
                                                                                                                                                                                        • Robin Rowan
                                                                                                                                                                                        • October 3, 2008 9:54 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                          Hey Steph!!

                                                                                                                                                                                          OMG Randy Thomas, "Voice For Hire". How amazing is that! I can hardly wait to get my hands on that book. Without a doubt, I am sure it will be a fantastic read.
                                                                                                                                                                                          Put me down for a chance of winning this book.


                                                                                                                                                                                          Bill Johnson

                                                                                                                                                                                          Posted by:
                                                                                                                                                                                          • Bill Johnson
                                                                                                                                                                                          • October 4, 2008 10:28 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                            Hi Stephanie,

                                                                                                                                                                                            It would be a wonderful gift for my beginning career in France, but anyway, thanks for all you do with voices' team.

                                                                                                                                                                                            "Have fun !!" from France ;o)


                                                                                                                                                                                            Morgan Descoings

                                                                                                                                                                                            Posted by:

                                                                                                                                                                                              Looks like an inspiring read! I can always use words of wisdom! I hope this will have some good info for experienced folks as well as new folk. Thanks!

                                                                                                                                                                                              Posted by:
                                                                                                                                                                                              • Tana
                                                                                                                                                                                              • October 4, 2008 2:27 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                This looks like an absolute winner.

                                                                                                                                                                                                Love the changes coming to the site.


                                                                                                                                                                                                Posted by:
                                                                                                                                                                                                • David Rodwell
                                                                                                                                                                                                • October 7, 2008 10:25 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                  This would be a great addition to my vo library. Thanks for bringing it to the Saturday give away fun!

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Posted by:
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Vanessa Hart
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • October 7, 2008 3:07 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Count me in ~ Sounds like a good read!

                                                                                                                                                                                                    I have to agree with a previous poster though.. I'm salivating over the mic too! ;-)


                                                                                                                                                                                                    Posted by:

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Hi Stephanie!

                                                                                                                                                                                                      I've been looking forward to reading this book! Always looking to improve! Thanks for giving us a chance to win it! And thanks to Voices.com for all you do!


                                                                                                                                                                                                      Diane Merritt

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Posted by:

                                                                                                                                                                                                        I have been a fan of Randy Thomas and her lovely voice for a long time. The first time I heard her was doing a new version of Bill Cosby and Art Linkletter and his "Kids Say The Darndest Things". I immediately thought she had the most beautiful voice and was so pleased for her when I heard her voice for the Academy Awards as well as the Emmy's, Tony's and her work for Entertainment Tonight. I would really LOVE to win her book because I am POSITIVE it is a fantastic book and since she is someone I aspire to be I think I can learn a ton from it.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Thanks for the opportunity to leave my comment!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Posted by:
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Anne Swist
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • October 15, 2008 6:02 PM

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