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The making of an audiobook – part 5

In this latest (and I am sorry it’s so late in coming) installment of The making of an audiobook series, I’m going to talk about the pros and cons of the two most common ways to record an audiobook: punch record and straight record. Let’s dig in…

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The making of an audiobook – part 4

In this installment in The making of an audiobook series, I’m going to point out some very important little things you may not have thought about. You see, before you hit that record button, you’d better make sure everything is set up and ready to go (including yourself). Because if you don’t, it’s only more and more headaches down the [Continue Reading…]

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The making of an audiobook – part 3

So, you’ve followed my advice in part one and recieved the proper training along with knowing if you really want to do this. And you took my advice in part two by searching for novels that fit your vocal style and auditioning for them. Now in part three, you’ll learn about some very important things you absolutely must do after [Continue Reading…]

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The making of an audiobook – part 2

I like to use ACX.com to find audiobook jobs. But choosing which book you’d like to audition for isn’t easy. There are many things you need to take into consideration before warming up your studio and recording your audition. In part two of the “The making of an audiobook” series, I’d like to talk a little bit about just that [Continue Reading…]

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The making of an audiobook – part 1

About two months ago I was hired through ACX.com to narrate an audiobook. It’s a full-fledged, 14-hour, fantasy-fiction novel filled with a multitude of unique characters with varying ages and accents (about 5 main characters, 5 minor characters, and at least 15 or so periodic characters. Oh! And the narrator’s voice, too.) Having reached the half-way point in the production, [Continue Reading…]