Last updated 22 June 2022
To learn more about me, my narration, and audiobook production, please check out my comments and interviews on other sites:
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
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!
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.
Voices In My Head video podcast with narrator and host Basil Sands
1/2/17 Episode 31
The James Altucher Report, Dec. 2016 (private subscription)
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
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.