Monday, May 20, 2013

I Am ONE! ....

It's been twelve months since I began narrating. Lots of lessons have been learned on the way to a year. 

Some pieces of advice for new narrators from a good-as-new narrator:

1. Get training. Seriously. Regardless of your acting, voice-over or media background, audiobook narration is a completely different animal. 
The best instructor bar none: Pat Fraley. Go to him. Learn. Come out of a workshop ten times better than you were going in. Or at least buy his book "Billion Dollar Read". 

2. Put as much cash as you can into your recording space. A properly treated room will make even the cheapest microphone sound acceptable.

3. You are an audiobook narrator and not a mastering engineer, so please hire one, at least until you know what you're doing. You will never, ever regret doing this! 

4. Due Diligence - "What, Wayne?" 
On royalty deals, ask your authors to provide a marketing plan for their book. You'll be putting a minimum of 40 hours (a week's work) into a production for them. Unless you are using the book to cut your teeth and are happy to get nothing for it, make sure the author is into it as much as you. If they are not: negotiate a per finished hour deal. Even $100 is better than 10 sales after 12 months. 

5. If you are not enjoying yourself.....stop narrating! 

Thank you to everyone for a fantastic year...
I'm off to have some cake!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

More Steampunk...

Again, just a short blog to say to steampunk author Michael Coorlim's second instalment in the "Bartleby & James Adventure" series is now on sale at Audible. 

"Maiden Voyage of the Rio Grande" is a one-hour tale of murder, mystery and suspense aboard the largest airship that the world has ever seen. 
Can Alton Bartleby and James Wainwright find the culprits and save the stricken Rio Grande from capsizing and destroying London? 

Find out here: 

Maiden Voyage of the Rio Grande 

Michael Coorlim has done a wonderful job of writing this series and the third instalment is also on its way soon, so make sure to collect them all!

It's a terrific story but please, make sure you listen to the first in the series And They Called Her, 'Spider' before you do.
You won't be disappointed!

Saturday, May 11, 2013


Quick blog to let you all know that "Spiggot" by Craig Saunders is now on sale at

It's an absolute riot of an audiobook, and you can download it here: 

Spiggot: A Depraved Comedy by Craig Saunders

Not for the easily offended! You have been warned!