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Author: Hannah Wall

Performance Masterclass Featuring Carin Gilfrey

New to audiobook narration? Looking to sharpen your skills and learn from the best in the business? Performance coaching isn’t just for the freshmen—even veteran voice artists agree that continuing coaching is essential to building a successful narration career. And to prove their point, we’re going inside sessions with some big names in the audiobook biz to take a closer look at what vocal coaching can do for you—no matter where you are in your career. In the third episode of our Performance Masterclass series, coach Carin Gilfry and narrator Kimberly Wetherell focus on pacing, breath, cadence and emphasis, and getting…

Home Is Where the Art Is

For the creative community, home very often doubles as a work space. So while it may seem that the global shift to working from home would come more easily for those already accustomed to it, the new paradigm isn’t without its challenges for writers and narrators. Authors Amy Daws and Jessica Hawkins sit down with ACX University to discuss dealing with new distractions, keeping the creative spark lit, structuring their time, staying connected, and making clear distinctions between work and home spaces to take care of business—and themselves—in an episode full of valuable advice for working creatives in the current…

30 Minutes to a New Sound

Working from home is taking on new meaning for entrepreneurs, and if you’re making a bigger commitment to your career in voice-over, you know your sound quality is going to make or break your book-ability. With so much more time spent in your booth, we’re exploring some easy ways for you to upgrade your recording space with help from gear pro, George the Tech. We’ll review your recording fundamentals and talk about the best ways to upgrade your room. Plus, we’ll get crafty to show you a few home hacks to build new studio extras using items you have around…

The Audiobook Marketing Roadmap Part Three

In the final episode of the Audiobook Marketing Roadmap, ACX-Perts Scott and Hannah cover the final push of your marketing timeline: launch day! Learn how to make your audiobook’s release day a big success, and how to keep the momentum going with strategies for: Getting creative with audio clips to boost interest in your audiobook,Promoting your launch day across multiple platforms,Using your promo codes to generate buzz and gain reviews,And keeping your marketing efforts going strong post-launch! Featuring: Scott Jacobi Hannah Wall

The Audiobook Marketing Roadmap Part Two

The ACX Marketing Roadmap, our three-part series on promoting your audiobook from announcement to release, continues in this episode with part two – marketing your audiobook during production. This important phase of production is the time to build anticipation for your audiobook, and it’s full of great marketing opportunities. ACX-Perts Scott and Hannah are here with essential strategies for your pre-launch marketing campaign, including:Creating a marketing plan that involves your narrator in the process,Using your audio to build excitement with your fans and generate buzz,Laying the groundwork with audiobook reviewers,And how to create a marketing calendar that will set you…

The Audiobook Marketing Roadmap Part One

Did you know you can start promoting your audiobook before you even hire a narrator? Marketing opportunities are everywhere, and ACX-Perts Scott and Hannah are back to share how to find them. Our new series, The Audiobook Marketing Roadmap, covers how to push your audiobook at every step of the production timeline, from announcement to release–and beyond! The first stop on this marketing train: Pre-Production, and in this minisode we’ll talk about:Getting your fans excited for your audiobook from day one.Involving fans in the casting process.What you can do now to plan future promotions. Featuring: Scott Jacobi Hannah Wall

Q&A with QA – Encoding and Asset Delivery

In the final part of our three-part Production Roadmap, ACX QA guys Mike and David are here to help you take your project across the finish line.You’ve prepped. You’ve performed. You’ve post-produced. Before you submit your audio for Rights Holder approval, check in with the QA guys to make sure all your files are up to spec.Join us for a free live webinar on Thursday, June 20 at 5:30PM ET, where we’ll discuss file encoding and your final audio QC checks. Then we’ll share how you can take your production game to the next level with equipment and performance upgrades. …

Networking Events and Conferences

Have a networking event coming up and wondering how to make it a success? Considering a conference to refine your craft? ACX University has the scoop on getting the most out of attending events. In this episode, your marketing ACX-perts Scott and Hannah talk conference attendance and how you can get the most out of your ticket. We’ll cover how to choose the right event for you, planning and preparation for a successful event, and networking like a professional. Then, we’ll close with what to do when you get home to keep the momentum going.Topics discussed include:Why you should check…

Q&A with QA – Mastering with Effects Processing

The ACX QA Guys are back! In this episode, we’re zooming in on effects processing and mastering. Whether you are trying to correct a recording issue, or you are looking to add a hint of sweetener to your audio, we got you covered. We will be covering some of the key tools within every producer’s arsenal that will help you achieve the sound you’re looking for and one step closer to your final product. The QA team will share some tips and offer some advice on what tools and processes you should be focusing on.  Plus, we’ll be answering your…

Cost-Effective Audiobook Marketing

Are your marketing messages coming through loud and clear? Direct and effective communication can be tricky, and different channels call for nuanced messaging. In this episode of ACX University, your marketing ACX-perts Scott and Hannah will take you through their favorite social media channels for promoting audiobooks and show you how to create distinctive messaging for each platform. We’ll also cover how to guide fans from your social channels to the point of purchase. Then, we’ll close with a few “golden rules” for engaging with fans (and critics!) online. Topics include: Our favorite social media channels and how to make…