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Voice Acting For Dummies, Coming Soon!

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

June 8, 2012

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Voice Acting For Dummies book coverGetting 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.

Behind Voice Acting For Dummies

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.

Who Is The Book For?

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.

Acknowledgments

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.

Where And When Can You Get A Copy?

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:
http://www.voiceactingfordummies.com

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!

Thank You

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:

http://www.voiceactingfordummies.com

With warm regards,

Stephanie and David Ciccarelli
Founders of Voices.com

Related Topics: broadcasting, how to


Comments


    CONGRATULATIONS! How exciting for you two! This is a great accomplishment and you should be proud of yourselves!

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    • Daniel Schwab
    • June 19, 2012 12:49 PM

      Dear Vox Daily people.

      I am a wanna-be voiceover dreamer, I have been receiving your e-mails for quite a while, reading all of your exciting voiceover related articles, always wondering if I too could participate in the wonderful world of voiceover?

      I've even advance ordered the voiceover book for dummies. From my perspective it's quite scary to envision myself leaving my comfort zone to give voice acting a try, yet if i don't, I'll never know! Please help me, if you can, to jump in! What does the novice need to bring to the table ? What exactly do I need to already have in order to become represented on your voices.com website? Please give me guidance and direction. I'm afraid I may need a kick in the pants to get me going!

      Thank You Very Greatly,
      David Crowder

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      • David Crowder
      • July 3, 2012 10:05 AM

        Hi David,

        Thank you very much for commenting! I hope my reply finds you well. Thank you for ordering a copy of Voice Acting For Dummies. I'm sure you'll find it interesting :) I have asked that someone from my team follow up with you to help you get started in voiceovers. You should hear from a Voices.com representative in the next couple days.

        Take care!

        Stephanie

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          Tried to pre-order and cannot
          Is the Book available in stores yet??
          Congratulations on the Book and all the best to your continued success.
          Thank You in advance for any and all help regarding this,
          MIKER

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          • MIKER-VAU
          • December 3, 2012 12:29 PM

            Hi Mike,

            Thank you for your comment and kind words! I appreciate it :)

            I can confirm that the link to checkout after adding the book to the cart is not working right now but we will resolve this soon.

            The book will be released in stores in mid to late January 2013. Voices.com will receive our copies in the next couple weeks and will be able to ship them out by the first week of the new year if not earlier.

            Thank you for alerting me to this issue! I trust it will be resolved soon.

            Best wishes,
            Stephanie

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