I just finished another book about stoicism by James Harris, Epictetus’ Discourses. You can find it on Audible. And I just started narrating a horror/thriller title by Carrie Bates — more on that soon. The new vocal booth will be under way soon as well. Lots of good changes coming!
Author Archives: Greg Douras
To share, or not to share?
In audio book narration, there are two popular ways that a publisher pays a narrator for creating an audio book, royalty share and a flat rate. The royalty share is pretty self-explanatory: the publisher shares the royalties from any sales with the narrator according to a predetermined schedule defined in the production contract. The flatContinue reading “To share, or not to share?”
One of the most-frequently asked questions I get about starting a voice over business is, “How did you learn that?” There is no secret sauce. I learned how to do voice over the same way that you and I learned how to talk: trial and error. Go find a large collection of vocal recordings, likeContinue reading “How to…”
One thing every voice over or audio production business needs is a quiet place to record. There are several solutions to this problem. Many companies make different types of sound booths. The problem with these prefabricated booths is their price. They cost thousands of dollars. For a fledgling voice over company, that is a steepContinue reading “Sound Booths”
Save the world, listen to audio books.
I’m reading a book called, Hello World. It’s about the history of design, and how to design well. Good design makes a product desirable, useful, and valuable. Audio books have elements of good design. They help us use our time meaningfully because we can listen to them while we commute or wait. They are easyContinue reading “Save the world, listen to audio books.”