One of my friends is a well-established and highly successful audiobook narrator with years of experience working in commercial studios for traditional publishers. For the longest time, he had absolutely zero interest in setting up a studio and recording at home, largely because he is not comfortable with technology.
I often talked with him about the many merits of using ACX, including the:
- ease of finding interesting books on the site and auditioning to narrate them
- ability to work directly with authors and fill holes in his recording schedule
- excitement (and sometimes need!) to earn passive income each month from carefully selected Royalty Share projects
- possibility of creating his own publishing company and performing titles of his choice in his spare time
Futhermore, traditional publishers are increasingly employing narrators who are experienced in home recording.
Once he was finally convinced that establishing a home recording studio would be an empowering career move on all levels, he decided to create one and asked many questions while implementing his plan.
The thought occurred to me that anyone who is new to home recording and working through ACX might benefit from the 4 key areas of practical advice and information that I gave to my friend about becoming a successful ACX producer.