Reading To Earn: An Audiobook Narration Primer

Hosted by James Patrick Cronin and Julie McKay

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James Patrick Cronin and Julie McKay

Webinar hosted by: James Patrick Cronin and Julie McKay

Audiobook Narrators

James and Julie have narrated over 300 audiobooks in the space of just over 4 years. They have worked together and individually with most of the major publishers in the field, in addition to having collaborated with numerous independent publishers and authors. Their work spans a wide array of genres, from Children’s Lit to Sci-Fi, Memoir to Historical Non-Fiction, and they have voiced numerous New York Times and USA Today Best-Selling authors and one National Book Award finalist. James holds an MFA in Performance from the University of Louisville and has over 10 years experience in the comedy world. Julie graduated with a Bachelor of Music from Baldwin-Wallace University and has performed Off-Broadway and Regionally. They are both members of AEA and SAG-AFTRA. Full Bio »

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"I found the content, insight and knowledge from this webinar to be absolutely fascinating." - Ebs A.

"Great intro to this particular type of VO work." - J. Nissel

"Many thanks to Stage 32 for getting talented working professionals like this to give us insights to their professions." - Shaun S.

In 2015 audio outpaced print media for the first time in publishing history. Many actors have taken note of this fast-growing sector of the voice industry and found ways to incorporate it into their artistic landscape.

Whether you’re totally new to the industry or a seasoned actor looking to branch out into other avenues of the business, this webinar can give you the tools and information to start or continue that journey down this new path.

Learn the artistic, technical and business skills necessary to get started in audiobook narration today.

What You'll Learn

  • Introductions
    • Personal/Professional Backgrounds
    • How We Found Audiobooks
  • Voicing the Book
    • Author’s perspective
    • Vocal Characterization
    • Subject Knowledge
  • Script Preparation
    • Devices/Programs
    • Annotating Guidelines
    • Narrator’s Prerogative
  • In The Booth
    • Clothing
    • Vocal Health
    • Record Ratios
  • Home Studio Basics
    • When to take the leap
    • USB vs. XLR
    • Soundproofing/Sound Deadening
    • Audio Recording Programs
    • Punch and Roll
  • Business Basics
    • Pay Rates
    • Time Management
    • Being Your Own Agent
  • Reaching Out
    • Company Websites/Emails
    • ACX
    • Social Media/Collaborative Promotion
  • Is This The Right Fit For You?
    • Stamina
    • Cold Reading Skills/Habits
    • Library Test
  • In-depth Q&A with James and Julie!

About Your Instructor

James and Julie have narrated over 300 audiobooks in the space of just over 4 years. They have worked together and individually with most of the major publishers in the field, in addition to having collaborated with numerous independent publishers and authors. Their work spans a wide array of genres, from Children’s Lit to Sci-Fi, Memoir to Historical Non-Fiction, and they have voiced numerous New York Times and USA Today Best-Selling authors and one National Book Award finalist.

James holds an MFA in Performance from the University of Louisville and has over 10 years experience in the comedy world. Julie graduated with a Bachelor of Music from Baldwin-Wallace University and has performed Off-Broadway and Regionally. They are both members of AEA and SAG-AFTRA.

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Testimonials

"Very informative." - Jhon W.

"They were kind and knowledgeable about the craft." - Mindy G.

"I found the content, insight and knowledge from this webinar to be absolutely fascinating." - Ebs A.

"Great intro to this particular type of VO work." - J. Nissel

"Many thanks to Stage 32 for getting talented working professionals like this to give us insights to their professions." - Shaun S.

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  • Thank you, Thank you for giving me a better understanding of audiobook narration. I will continue my adventure!

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