The VO Atlanta Audiobook Academy presented by ACX is audiobook narrator training geared towards those who have narrated fewer than 50 titles. Areas of focus will be technical, business and performance with Breakouts and X-sessions available in each in addition to a few panel discussions designed to help you. Whether you are at the start of your audiobook journey and need help setting up your home studio and profile for audiobook work, you’ve recorded a few audiobooks and need guidance on next steps to forward your career, or you want to work on improving your performances – The Audiobook Academy at VO Atlanta (AAVOA) will have exciting educational options and top names as your guide.

The Audiobook Academy takes place alongside the main VO Atlanta Voiceover Conference, so if you’re interested, you can register for both at a discounted rate, and get the best of both worlds.

Audiobook Academy Highlights:

  • Program Director: Michele Cobb
  • Presenting Sponsor: ACX
  • 14 Breakout Sessions and Panel Discussions
  • 6 Optional workshops (X-Sessions) for in-depth learning in a small group of 12, or fewer, people. (Additional Fees Apply)
  • Over 30 Hours Dedicated to helping audiobook narrators succeed

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Thursday, April 22, 2021
8:30 AM - 9:15 AMOpening Session (Audiobook Academy)
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM[X-SESSION] - GPS: Approaches to Text Prep for Audiobook Narrators (Audiobook Academy)
10:00 AM - 10:45 AMMaking YOU a Business (Audiobook Academy)
11:00 AM - 11:45 AMHow and Where to Research and Advance an Audiobook Career (Audiobook Academy)
12:00 PM - 12:45 PMAudiobook Recording Using Hindenburg (Audiobook Academy)
1:00 PM - 1:45 PMHow Your Voice Can Change Lives (Audiobook Academy)
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM[X-SESSION] Crafting Sustainable Character Voices (Audiobook Academy)
2:00 PM - 2:45 PMMarket Yourself and Your Audiobook Project (Audiobook Academy)
3:00 PM - 3:45 PMGet Hired on AhabTalent.com (Audiobook Academy)
4:00 PM - 4:45 PMChoose Your Own Adventure (Audiobook Academy)
5:00 PM - 5:45 PMTo Audition or Not To Audition, that is the Question (Audiobook Academy)
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM[X-SESSION] Embodying Character: Physicalization and Imaginative inspiration. (Audiobook Academy)
Friday, April 23, 2021
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM[X-SESSION] How Casting Works & Getting Insights into Audiobook Publishing with Dan Zitt and Julie Wilson from Penguin Random House
10:00 AM - 10:45 AMDiverse Casting in Audiobooks (Audiobook Academy)
11:00 AM - 11:45 AMWorking with Authors (Audiobook Academy)
12:00 PM - 12:45 PMNarration Using Hindenburg (Audiobook Academy)
1:00 PM - 1:45 PMResilient Audiobook Marketing in a COVID World (Audiobook Academy)
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM[X-SESSION] - Characters and Accents Intensive with Dr. Dialect (Audiobook Academy)
2:00 PM - 2:45 PMSo what is RMS? (Audiobook Academy)
4:00 PM - 4:45 PMBest Practices in Pre/Post Production - Using Technology to Your Advantage (Audiobook Academy)
6:00 PM - 7:00 PMCocktail Party (Audiobook Academy)
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM[X-SESSION] Audiobook Deep Dive: The Third Person Narrator (Audiobook Academy)