We are excited to be able to open up auditions for voiceover and narration artists to the public. Our main goal is to build a large pool of narrators for the innumerable audiobook opportunities currently on the market. We’d like to have a variety of talent from which to choose for our audiobook projects.
What We’re Looking For
Location – we are currently most interested in local talent
Experience is desirable, but we’re also okay with helping you develop your skills in narration.
Multi-voice ability (ie: accents, characters, etc.)
Storytelling ability (ie: keep the listener interested)
Recording capability for auditions – does not have to be a professional set up.
How it Works
When clients request our audiobook services, we usually ask them to indicate any special requirements they have for the narrator. That could be a gender, age, or accent preference. They will also provide us with a budget for the narrator. Once we have those specifics, we will make our own suggestions for narrators for the project via audition clips. We will contact you regarding the narration opportunity and include a sample script of the actual text for you to narrate — usually between five and ten minutes long. You will send us your best take for that audition and we will forward it on to the client and they will choose the narrator.
Once the narrator has been chosen, we will schedule recording sessions to track the audio. Depending on the length of the book, we will schedule multiple sessions in which to complete the book.
Compensation ranges from $10 to $50 per finished 1/4 hour depending on skill level. That means that the final length of the finished product will determine the total payment amount. Audiobooks always take longer to record than they end up being, but we can usually get a close estimate on how long the audiobook will be when it is finished by using page and word counts. As an example, if a book is 4 hours in finished length and the narrator is being paid at $25 per 1/4 hour, the final amount would be $400 — even if the recording took 7 hours total.
We pay upon completion of the recording. We do ask for some flexibility in the need for recording pick-ups once the audiobook is in post-production, though this is not frequently necessary.
If you’re ready to get your voice out there, we’re ready to hear it! Here’s what we need:
- Full Name
- Contact Info (phone, email, city, state)
- Short Bio including relevant experience
- Desired Compensation Range (per finished hour)
- Samples of work if availale
Send this info to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to attach a few short clips of your work if you have them. Once we hear from you we’ll be in touch to get to know a bit more about you and discuss any current opportunities.