Check This Checklist Of What To Confirm
Before You Begin Narrating An Audiobook
By Tom Dheere
Voice Actor & Coach
Audiobook narration is, to me anyway, the most challenging and rewarding genre of voice over work there is.
I recently started narrating the audiobook Strategy Rules: Five Timeless Lessons from Bill Gates, Andy Grove, and Steve Jobs, by David B. Yoffie and Michael A. Cusumano.
Like most of the books I'm privileged to narrate, this one is fascinating. I'm even taking notes as I go. I'm confident that this book will make me a better voice over business and coach. When the audiobook releases, I'll pen my customary blog entry sharing what I've learned.
Meanwhile, speaking of taking notes, it's time to update an audiobook narration production checklist article I wrote a long time ago.
These days, most of the checklist items below are taken care of by the Rights Holder. But if you're working directly with an author who is new to the process (and maybe you are, too), you need to have your ducks in a row. For instance ...
Over more than two decades, Tom Dheere - AKA 'The VO Strategist' - has narrated thousands of projects for clients in over a dozen countries and voiced more than 40 audiobooks. He is also a voice over business consultant, a coach at Edge Studio, was the marketing consultant for the Voice Over Virtual online conference, and is also writer/producer of the sci-fi action comic book Agent 1.22.
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