Last updated 11 December 2022
To learn more about me, my narration, and audiobook production, please check out my comments and interviews on other sites:
Clubhouse Narrator Focus with hosts Danielle Gensler and Alex Picard
10/27/22 Time Management
The Audiobook Club podcast with host John York
10/22/22 Karen Commins, Chief Cartographer of Narrators Roadmap & Audiobook Narrator
9/16/22 My Ask Me Anything
Audiobook Reader’s Review podcast with host Sarah Bacaller
8/1/22 Episode 2
Clubhouse Audiobook Industry Chat with hosts Stephanie Németh-Parker and Amanda Stribling
6/21/22 Public Domain Audiobooks
Clubhouse Ask an Audiobook Pro with hosts Hillary Huber and Vikas Adam
3/14//22 Narrator’s Roadmap
Narrators Cup of Joe with host Daniela Acitelli
10/5/21 What You Focus on Is Important So Focus On What You Want, Not What You Lack
6/8/21 Celebrating 10 Years of Storytellers: Narrator Karen Commins
12/11/20 I was mentioned in the article Instructional writer reads, reviews all 940 bestselling novels of 20th century.
Wall Street Journal
11/1/20 The Secrets To Success as an Audiobook Narrator by Kate Murphy
The journalist quoted producers, publishers, and several narrators in this piece. Since I’m not a WSJ subscriber, I can’t see beyond their pay wall. I therefore researched ProQuest at my library and saved this PDF of the article.
4/29/20 Meet Karen Commins
Audiobook Narration for Beginners Podcast
Fellow narrator J. Rodney Turner hosts this podcast to help newcomers learn about audiobook narration. Audiobook narration is my favorite subject!
7/1/19 Episode 26: Karen Commins – Part 1
7/8/19 Episode 27: Karen Commins – Part 2
7/15/19 Episode 28: Karen Commins – Part 3
Georgia Radio Reading Service
4/17/19 I’m honored to be highlighted in the April 2019 newsletter as Volunteer of the Month.
11/2/18 Acting With Intention
In this 16:31 video, I talk about setting career goals and staying motivated as you continue on your path. In the concurrent chat, I offered resources and answered many questions. You can find all of that ancillary material in this post.
The Audiobook Speakeasy Podcast
7/23/18 Episode 26: Karen Commins
Host Rich Miller is also an audiobook narrator, so it was a special delight to have a drink together and discuss all things about audiobooks in this 1:03.51 show.
The Postcardist Podcast
6/22/18 Episode 22: Greetings From Karen Commins
In this fun and interesting 59:11 show, host Frank Roche and I talk about how I use postcards in marketing my business and so much more!
Build Book Buzz
4/4/18 How To Promote Your Audiobook
In this guest post, I answered 8 questions about audiobook marketing.
12/18/17 The Big Question: Audiobooks vs Reading
I explain 2 factors I use to determine whether I listen to or read a book for pleasure.
11/29/17 4 Awesome Examples Of Social Media Contests (+ Tips How To Run Your Own Contest)
Hint: I entered a contest for a reason other than the prize.
9/12/17 Adobe Productivity — 69 Experts Reveal Their Top Tips
I always say technology is my friend, and I offer 2 tips here: 1 on Photoshop, and 1 about Adobe Export PDF
Business News Daily
6/15/17 Evernote: 7 Features You Should Be Using
5/24/17 Interview With A Narrator: Karen Commins
The Author Biz podcast
1/30/17 Marketing and Promotion for Audiobooks, episode TAB104
Author and host Stephen Campbell and I talk about ways authors can promote their audiobooks.
Stacy Juba, author of Fooling Around With Cinderella
1/5/17 Part 1 about me as a person
1/7/17 Part 2 about the audiobook production process
The James Altucher Report, Dec. 2016 (private subscription)
Amy Metz, author of Murder & Mayhem in Goose Pimple Junction
10/14/16 part 1 about me as a person
10/20/16 part 2 about the audiobook production process
East-West Audio Body Shop webcast with hosts George Whittam and Dan Lenard
6/22/15 EWABS Episode 193 Audiobook Roundtable
Wendy Pitts, fellow narrator
3/5/15 Monthly Mentoring column
April Holgate audiobook listener/reviewer
12/28/14 Original Interview
Advertising Age Magazine
I responded to an editorial about Super Bowl ads and noted that those without voiceover were not as effective.
LibriVox Community Podcast
12/19/08 Episode 93 Starting at :28, I talk about getting started as a volunteer reader.
The Publicity Hound blog
I advised a voiceover talent who wanted to know actions they could take to market themselves.
Kiplinger Personal Finance Magazine
I was profiled in a story about home improvements after we learned some hard lessons about contractors in building an addition on our house for my studio.