By Stephanie Ciccarelli
June 8, 2012
Getting started in voice-overs is about to get even easier for aspiring souls determined to learn the craft.
Voices.com co-founders, David and Stephanie Ciccarelli, signed with Wiley Publishing. Their book, Voice Acting For Dummies, will be in a store near you in December 2012!
The excitement has been building at the Voices.com offices for quite some time and it has been difficult to keep this cat in the bag.
What's the back story?
Learn more about how this all came about in today's VOX Daily.
A couple years ago, I made an announcement on this blog sharing that I was going to be writing a book. Little did I know at that time that the book we would be writing would be Voice Acting For Dummies.
David and I approached Wiley Publishing to learn about how they could assist us in the publishing of Voices.com for Dummies, a book that would be a resource for Voices.com customers on how to use the site and get the most out of their memberships.
After reviewing the proposal we sent, our then prospective publisher saw trade potential in the book and guided us through a series of steps wherein the project evolved from a Voices.com-centric user guide into Voice Acting for Dummies. We're amazed and grateful to have been tasked with this.
Although the title may suggest that the book is geared toward people who perhaps have never done voice-over or worked with their voice, the content is applicable to aspiring talent and professionals in fields such as acting, singing, broadcasting, public speaking and beyond.
Through this book, David and I hope to empower our readers and equip them to achieve their goals by providing substantial guidance and direction on how to confidently seek instruction and grow in their careers.
Many people who read this book will do so for pleasure and there will be some who are seriously considering becoming voice-over talent. Our aim is to help people to be better prepared and more confident in their abilities before they embark on a journey to become a career voice actor.
I'd like to take a moment now to recognize a couple people who have been key during this process, notably Lin Parkin and Marc Graue. Lin is on staff at Voices.com. Her efforts in helping to prepare our proposal, edit and outline the book in its initial stages were a monumental help to us. I am also pleased to recognize Marc Graue as Voice Acting For Dummies' technical editor/reviewer. Marc has experience on both sides of the glass and runs the oldest voice-over recording studio in Burbank. His expertise will ensure that everything in the book as it pertains to audio recording and studio is bang on.
The book will be available in December 2012 at anywhere books are sold. You will also be able to order either a hard copy or ebook version online.
If you'd like to reserve your copy now, you can do so by pre-ordering here:
Those who pre-order hard copies of our book from VoiceActingForDummies.com will receive a signed copy.
Our first public opportunity to discuss the book comes next week at the VoiceOver International Creative Experience (VOICE). Participants at VOICE 2012 will be getting snazzy bookmarks to help them mark the occasion!
We trust that Voice Acting For Dummies will be a valuable companion as readers explore their vocal talent and gain an understanding of what it can mean for them to communicate creatively with both passion and purpose.
If you'd like to follow our progress and receive notices about future events surrounding Voice Acting For Dummies, visit:
With warm regards,
Stephanie and David Ciccarelli
Founders of Voices.com