How To Get Paid for Reading Books

Event Type:LifeRaft
Title:How To Get Paid for Reading Books
Come learn the skills, techniques and knowledge it takes to be an audiobook narrator.
Date:Thursday, January 10, 2013
Time:6:00 PM

SAG Foundation Actors Center
5757 Wilshire Blvd, Mezzanine
Los Angeles
(free validated parking)

Check in: 5:30 PM

Status:Events list and Seats are full
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Do you have questions about audiobook voiceover work? Have you been interested, but never knew how to get started?  Come learn the skills needed to be a good audiobook narrator, the dos and don't of a demo and how to get started auditioning for audiobook work.

What Is Covered at the Workshop?

  • Training: how best to prepare to be an audiobook narrator.
  • Breaking into the audiobook business.
  • Dos and Don'ts of making an audiobook demo.
  • Preparing well: prepping the book for narration.
  • Behind the mic:  what to expect.
  • Handling characters and accents.
  • Knowing your strengths and limitations.
  • what is it, and how can I use it to find work?
  • Q&A throughout the workshop.

Meet the Speakers:

Scott Brick has performed on film, television and radio, while his stage appearances throughout the U.S. include Cyrano, Hamlet and Macbeth. In the audio industry, Scott has won over 40 Earphones Awards, as well as the 2003 and 2008 Audie Awards, both in the Best Science Fiction category. Having recorded over 500 audiobooks, Scott has been proclaimed both a Golden Voice by AudioFile Magazine and the 2007 Narrator of the Year by Publishers Weekly. Among the classics Scott has narrated are In Cold Blood by Truman Capote, Dune by Frank Herbert, Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, White Jazz by James Elroy and Mystic River by Dennis Lehane.

Patrick Fraley is one of the best and known and respected people in the voiceover industry North America. He has been teaching vocal performance for 40 years, has produced hundreds of audiobook demos, and has guided more performers into meaningful voiceover careers than anyone voiceover instruction. As a performer, he has created voices for over 4,000 characters, placing him in the top ten actors of all time to be cast in animated TV shows. He is also a multiple Audie Award nominee and winner.

Hillary Huber is a multiple Audie Award finalist, Earphone Award winner, and one of Audiofile magazine's Best Voices of 2010 and 2011. She has recorded close to 150 audiobooks, consistently garnering glowing reviews. She performs in her own studio on a regular basis, as well as with producers across the country. Hillary and Pat have been teaching audiobook narration and producing demos together for ten years and have helped many students gain flourishing careers in audiobooks.

Jason Ojalvo has spent twenty years helping creative individuals – actors, dancers, musicians – make a living from their art. He is Vice President at Audible, a division of He oversees Audible Studios, the company's audiobook production department which creates thousands of audiobooks each year and in 2012 received 37 Audie Award nominations. He also launched, and now runs, the groundbreaking (Audiobook Creation Exchange) service which connects voice actors with great books to create more audiobooks for the ever-growing base of audiobook listeners. Ojalvo holds an MBA from Columbia University in New York.

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