As a user of ACX.com since it was in its pre-launch beta test and an Audible Approved Producer, I was delighted when Scott Jacobi, Marketing Director at ACX, asked me to speak on his panel today at this year’s VOAtlanta Conference.
Scott is moderating the panel titled Chapter One — Creating Your Audiobook Career. My fellow panelists are Greg Cooler, Director of Production for ListenUp Audiobooks here in Atlanta, and Andrew Gallagher, the QA Supervisor and Production Evangelist at ACX.
Since we have a wealth of topics to cover in 1 hour, I thought it would be helpful to provide attendees with this curated, short list of companion articles from ACX’s and my blogs. Obviously, you’ll find lots more useful content to aid your career on both our sites!
Choosing and Learning Your Software
ACX Studio Gear Series Part 2: DAWs
7 Places to Learn Audio Editing for Audiobooks
A Critical Ear: The ACX Reference Sample Pack
Editing and Spacing with Alex the Audio Scientist
Regarding Room Tone with Alex the Audio Scientist
File Management with Alex the Audio Scientist
Choosing Good Royalty Share Projects
Picking the Right Royalty Share Projects
Karen’s Primer on Narrating Royalty Share Audiobooks
To Voice Royalty Share Audiobooks… Or Not.That is the question
Simple Math About Audiobook Rates
How To Act Like an Audiobook Narrator
4 Keys to Becoming a Successful ACX Audiobook Producer
3 Ways to Increase Your Computing Power
Top 10 Q&A About Audiobook Production Although I wrote this article for authors, it answers many questions for narrators.
Outsourcing From A Narrator’s Perspective
Video: Why Use Evernote for Audiobook Pronunciation Research
Video: Using the iAnnotate App in the Corrections Process
How do you respond to criticism?
How to Submit Your Audiobooks for Review in AudioFile Magazine
How to use Karen Commins’s Audiobook Twitter Lists
Other Important Resources
AudioEloquence.com for pronunciation research
Facebook group Indie (ACX and Others) Audiobook Narrators and Producers — You must have a profile on ACX to join this group. The comprehensive group FAQ that I created and maintained will answer more questions that you realized could be possible!
Vetted audiobook coaches linked in the Connections section of my NarratorsRoadmap.com home page
Twitter accounts: ACX Karen Commins ListenUp Audiobooks