Break into the lucrative market of audiobook narration
Apr 28, 2021 - May 26, 2021
Workshop Fee: $850
Class Size: 10 (Max)
NOTE: This class will held in a live, online format using the Zoom Platform.
Class meets Wednesdays for five sessions, 4-7pm ET
This class is for anyone interested in pursuing work as an audiobook narrator, as well as any authors interested in narrating their own work to be sold in audiobook format on Audible/Amazon. Explore and reveal the emotional truth – your emotional truth – that powers the best audiobook narrations.
Production requirements for the major online audiobook platforms will be reviewed, and students will create their own online profiles. Then it’s a deep dive into how to shape winning reads – the ones that persuade authors to hire you to narrate their audiobooks and compel audiences to listen. Discover how to analyze text for cues on tone and genre delivery (fiction and non-fiction), determine POV (and how to handle shifting POVs), and practice delineating characterizations. Practice narrations on mic, get constructive critique of the work, and record samples to publish on ACX, Findaway Voices and other audiobook platforms.
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Equipment: At a minimum, students will need to be able to record themselves and email or post online their mp3 files.
Instructor: Vivienne Leheny
Vivienne Leheny has narrated over 100 books for Harper Collins, Macmillan, and Audible Studio Originals, among others. She’s also been the promo voice for NBC, CocaCola, American Airlines and Revlon.