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BookNarrators.com is a new company that has obtained an exclusive contract to provide audiobook narration services to BookLocker.com. They will also be providing services for independent authors and publishers.
The site is live but they are still building their list of audiobook narrators.
To get in on the ground floor, narrators need to contact them quickly. Narrators are being added to the site on a first accepted/first listed basis.
Narrators must have previously narrated at least three audiobooks, and must be able to provide mp3 samples. Of course, the narrators must have the correct equipment and software necessary to provide audiobook narration services.
If chosen to be included on the site, each narrator will need to provide:
- A professional headshot
- An mp3 sample of his/her voice of two to five minutes. More than one sample is acceptable.
- A short bio
- A list of audiobooks he/she has narrated
- His/her rates
- His/her estimated turnaround time
You can find the audiobook narrator application RIGHT HERE.
Their terms are extremely fair. The narrators are paid directly by the authors/publishers and the narrators work directly with those clients. Best of all, the agreement is non-exclusive. Narrators can continue to work with their current clients, and can independently solicit their own future clients as well.
Since Amazon and many other sites don’t sell audiobooks with Artificial Intelligence (AI) voices, BookNarrators.com only works with real human voice actors.
- BookNarrators.com Homepage
- HOW TO NARRATE AUDIOBOOKS: From Novice to Professional
- BookNarrators.com Listing on WritersWeekly
- BookNarrators.com Narrator Application
- BookLocker.com’s Publishing Packages and Prices
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