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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  • Good to hear from you Bettye. Glad you are enjoying Italy. When are you coming home?
  • Thank you Ms. Henderson
  • Hello dear group members from Bettye in Italy. Thought of you all today as so many listen to audio books here and they are for sale in bookstores. On planes too, flying here, so many audio book listeners. BRAVO
  • Here are a couple of the recent articles:

    The only webinar I knew of recently was Bettye Zoller's on March 1.
  • Can you tell me where to find the webinars?

    Thank you,
  • Alexis, one of the biggest points Bettye's made in her recent webinars is to spec out the job very carefully--make sure to know what's expected, and how much time it's going to take. It's very easy to get "upside down" on a project, and lose money instead of making it.
  • Alexis, Deb Munro had an interesting article a while back on her audiobook experience... I wish I could point you exactly to it, but it was very enlightening. Best of luck to your dad!
  • Oh, man, that's a big question. He might start by looking at a few recent articles on audiobooks that appeared on VoiceOverExtra. It's a big learning curve. Maybe if he has specific questions, yo could post them here . . . over to you, Bettye!! :) :)
  • Hello, my dad just fell into an audio book job, a client liked something else he had done and asked for him, which is great except he has never done anything this long before.

    Can anyone give me any tips to pass on to him?

    Thank you,
  • Hey thanks Heather Anne. Give me a ring
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