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Audiobooks – Part 6 – Prep & Production

Posted by on Aug 25, 2016 in 2016, articles, Audiobook, Latest | 0 comments

Once you’ve selected a narrator, here are some tips for preparing for the production process Ask the narrator to read the entire book before beginning recording. I don’t believe this is standard procedure, but it can’t hurt to ask—my narrator agreed to this, and said she found it helpful. Provide the narrator with a brief biography of each character...

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Audiobooks – Part 5 – Engaging a (Non-Author) Narrator

Posted by on Aug 13, 2016 in 2016, articles, Audiobook, Latest | 0 comments

Based on the considerations detailed in Part 4 of Audiobook Production for The Indy Author—“Who Will Narrate?”—I knew I wanted to engage a professional narrator (not narrate my audiobook myself). This post is a high level description of what came next in my work with ACX, and some tips I gleaned along the way. Post your book excerpt. Make sure you use a...

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Audiobooks – Part 4 – Who Will Narrate?

Posted by on Jul 23, 2016 in 2016, articles, Audiobook, Latest | 0 comments

One of the most important decisions you will make about your audiobook is whether to narrate it yourself or whether to hire a professional narrator / producer. Each approach has its pros and cons, based on my experience with ACX … As an author narrator, you know exactly how it is “supposed” to sound. With a professional narrator, you get the valuable...

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Episode 002 – Creativity Tips with Wade Walton

Posted by on Jun 13, 2016 in Podcast | 0 comments

Wade Walton is a television producer, photographer, writer, musician and motivational trainer based in Southeast Pennsylvania. He’s especially interested in human interaction in the natural world and how each affects the other. Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android |...

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