Category: Audio

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BookMachine launches brand spanking new event series: BookMachine Unplugged 2019

The popular event series is back, covering key industry topics – Production, Editorial, Tech, Marcomms, Audio and Design. This year there will be 6 Unplugged events, with 6 hosts, more than 18 confirmed speakers, 1 brand new venue and an awards ceremony.

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Audiobooks

Narrating audiobooks: an actor’s perspective

I’ve not been narrating audiobooks for that long really. I started when I left drama school in 2010, and have now read over 150 of them (some great, some not so great…!). It is a strange experience. You spend three or four days (sometimes longer), in what is essentially a padded cell, talking out loud to yourself in different voices. But if it’s a good book, I can’t think of many better ways to make a living. I love it. You get to meet and work with brilliant people, telling stories all week.

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audiobook studios

Studio Care 101: How publishers can look after their audiobook studios

Neil Gardner is the managing director of leading UK audiobook production house Ladbroke Audio, and independent audiobook publisher Spokenworld Audio. He is an international award-winning producer/director/writer and an Earphones Award-winning audiobook narrator, as well as a sound designer and author. In summer 2018 he founded the Audiobook Creators Alliance.

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podcast

Freedom, books, flowers… and a podcast

Thea Lenarduzzi is a commissioning editor at the TLS and the co-host of Freedom, Books, Flowers and the Moon, the TLS’s weekly podcast. She is also a freelance writer and, slightly sporadically, the literary editor at Five Books.

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Books podcast

Making yourself heard: how to create a books podcast that really stands out

Derek Owusu is a writer, podcaster, and mentor from Tottenham. He realised his passion for literature aged 23 while studying Exercise Science at University. Before then, he had never read a book cover-to-cover, his introduction to literature coming via a short story by D.H. Lawrence called ‘St Mawr’. Discovering literature was a revelation that came too late for his university path, so instead of switching course, he snuck into English literature lectures at The University of Manchester.

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streaming

4 reasons why publishers should consider music focused streaming platforms like Spotify and Apple Music

Carla Herbertson joined Zebralution, a leading distributor of digital media content, as their Head of UK Audio Content in January. She has been working in the audio industry for twenty years, starting her career as a BBC Producer across a variety of programmes. Before joining Zebralution in January, Carla developed audio strategies for numerous services and products for the Royal National Institute of Blind People.

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Publishers Love Audio

Publishers Love Audio: key highlights from the social media celebration

From Monday 11th June until Sunday 17th June, publishers across the UK shared their love for audiobooks during a week-long campaign titled Love Audio; an initiative of the Publishers Association. Whilst audio publishing continues to make headlines, the following publishers have been committed to audio for some time. Each publisher approached the #LoveAudio social media campaign differently but all with the same central aim – to spread awareness around this growing and engaging format.

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LoveAudio: time to shout loudly and proudly about audiobooks

Fionnuala Barrett is Senior Audio Editor at HarperCollins, where she creates audiobooks for authors as diverse as Gail Honeyman, Stuart MacBride, Dawn O’Porter, Joanna Cannon and George R.R. Martin.  She is also the chair of the working party for the 2018 LoveAudio campaign for the Publishers Association.  LoveAudio 2018 will run from 11 to 17 June.

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Audiobook publishing

Audiobook publishing: where to begin

Jo Forshaw is a consultant specialising in audiobook publishing. Having previously tinkered with audio as an agent, retailer and programmer for Oneword Radio, she ran the audio publishing team at HarperCollins, growing it from 60 abridged titles to 500+ unabridged recordings per year and driving projects like Total Audio and the RNIB partnership to ensure all readers can access books on publication. Follow Jo on Twitter @audioguvnor

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Podcast for book lovers

Behind the inspiring new podcast for book lovers: Papertrail

Alex Blott is the host and creator of the Papertrail podcast. He is also currently working on the Think in Translation podcast series for Vagabond Voices. He loves the opportunities that podcasting gives him to speak with and learn from interesting people about subjects they are passionate about.

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find audiobooks

Introducing ‘Spooks’, the free audiobook search engine app

Carla Herbertson joined Zebralution, a leading distributor of digital media content, as their Head of UK Audio Content in January. She has been working in the audio industry for twenty years, starting her career as a BBC Producer across a variety of programmes. Before joining Zebralution in January, Carla developed audio strategies for numerous services and products for the Royal National Institute for Blind People.

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