This group is BUSINESS...where are the jobs today that pay narrators? Who has these jobs? What are the sources we might contact with a demo to get narration jobs? Sure, we can talk about narration techniques too...
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A thought from Bettye.... You are entering the PUBLISHING INDUSTRY. Learn about it!

You must have a killer audio book demo to get paying work in this field especially from PUBLISHERS. You also must separate jobs you do on your own in your home studio from voicing for publishers, often in their studios. When you read for publishers, the pay is better and you often don't do the audio engineering. Mostly, they prefer readers in their own studios. The audio book jobs advertised on the online pay to play sites are usually from vanity publishers or the authors themselves or for other reasons...not publishing house jobs. Know the difference. And get used to the fact that audio books usually pay for THE FINISHED AUDIO HOUR. How long will it take you to get one finished audio hour that is perfect? That depends....could be two studio hours could be twenty studio hours with you engineering and voicing it too! Be very cautious on your price bidding.
Bettye Zoller

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  • Hi Bob .... greetings back to you from even sunnier North Port Florida ;o)

    Ran Alan Ricard
    Voice Talent
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  • Hey, thanks for the webinar last night Bettye, it was very informative. (And you stroked my actor's ego, which is always welcome...)

    Who else in the group attended? Let's "friend up" and let the networking begin...
  • I'm looking forward to this forum. Thanks for taking the lead Bettye.
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  • OK Ran .. after you ..
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