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The Business of Audiobooks – OABBJun21
June 26 @ 5:00 pm - June 27 @ 8:00 pm EDT$295.00
2 x 3 hour interactive sessions on Saturday and Sunday taught by Dawn Harvey through Zoom.
The class is open to anyone anywhere in the world, as long as you can make the time work for you and can communicate successfully in English.
While paper and e-book sales continue their steady downward decline, the audiobook industry continues to grow by leaps and bounds, increasing by approximately 20-25% year after year after year. This course is designed to help you navigate the path to finding and booking work in this fast-growing profession.
The audiobook world is unlike any other in the voiceover and acting professions. This is publishing, not entertainment, and agents and casting directors have no place here. In “The Business of Audiobooks,” Dawn takes her students through the various methods of finding work in the world of authors, the public domain and publishers, both large and small. The class will cover topics such as:
- union provisions and considerations;
- using ACX and other ways of connecting with independent authors;
- producing public domain works;
- connecting with publishers;
- websites and other social media;
- marketing practices; and
- any other topics that arise from these discussions.
Dawn Harvey has been teaching audiobook narration since 2014 and began directing audiobooks for a Canadian publisher in 2019. Dawn has always been passionate about sharing her knowledge, previously teaching classes in oil and gas law. She has taught her audiobook business and performance workshops multiple times throughout western Canada and began working with private students from across the country and around the globe in 2017.
She has received several Earphone and SOVAS Awards for her audiobook work.
Class fee: $295 + tax