Menu Close

Category: ACX University At Home 2020

Expanding Your Range: The Making of an Audiobook Musical

Every creator has a passion project—that audio opus of your dreams, the story you’ve fallen in love with, that wild idea you can’t get out of your head. Well, that love doesn’t have to be one-sided. In this episode of ACX University, we sit down with the cast and crew of Lustily Ever After: The Audiobook Musical, to talk about how they brought their dream project to life so that listeners everywhere could fall in love with it, too. We’ll take a look behind the scenes of this ambitious audio project to learn where the inspiration came from, what it…

The Power of Audio: A Keynote Address by Rekesha Pittman

From a hush to a roar: every story heard ’round the world started with a single voice, reverberating from listener to listener. But to raise the volume, you need more than just a microphone. Our featured speaker, Rekesha Pittman, is no stranger to amplifying the voices of visionary creators — known as “the midwife” to hundreds of authors, this writer, speaker, and entrepreneur excels at pushing creators to take the plunge and turn a silent dream into a thundering reality. In this inspirational keynote address, you’ll learn how to harness the power of audio to draw an audience, get your…

Publicize Your Audiobook Like a PR Pro

Storytelling is your superpower, but how can you wield it wisely to grow your audience and drive sales in today’s uncertain climate? By modeling your nascent marketing and PR strategy after the pros. That’s why in this episode of ACX University, we look to Kelley Anderson, founder of Wonder PR, for invaluable advice on reaching new listeners as a debut author. We’ll show you how to craft your first marketing and PR strategy, how to leverage social and digital channels in a stay-at-home world, and how to prepare for the future of audiobooks with some surprising new tactics and examples.…

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…