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#1 pixiebug

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 02:32 AM

but I still think I'm Family, right? :P

In case we're not "friends" on Facebook, I kinda wanna let you know some cool fucking news I've got.

I've recorded a novella audiobook that's going to be sold on Audible.com, iTunes and Amazon.com!

My dream of being a narrator is actually coming to pass! I had found this website called ACX - Audiobook Creation Exchange - which is owned by Audible.com (who in turn is owned by Amazon.) It's a place where authors can find narrators for their books and narrators can audition for books they want to produce in audio at home. So, I put up a profile using samples of the stories I had recorded for Cast of Wonders and one that is forthcoming from Cast Macabre...An author actually contacted me with an offer! I just submitted the final production this morning and it was just accepted. She even wrote that she thought it was "AWESOME!"

Squee!

#2 Jwheelz

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 02:44 AM

wow congrats!

#3 sarah b.

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 03:20 AM

Awesome! Way to go!

#4 kramer

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 03:42 AM

That is so cool! Diddy's dad is into voice acting. I will have to tell him about this site!

Congrats! :)

#5 concert andy

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 04:39 AM

That is fucking amazing. Congrats!!!!!

:yippee:

#6 nancykind

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 12:43 PM

congrats pixiebug!!!! :jam:

#7 Tim the Beek

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 12:46 PM

:bliss:

#8 china cat

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 12:47 PM

congrats

glad to see you post :)

#9 In A Silent Way

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 01:45 PM

Congratulations, that's great! :clapping:

#10 pixiebug

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 03:19 PM

:heart: thanks so much everyboardie! I also just submitted an audition for a story that I really REALLY like! I hope I get it!!! :fingerscrossed:

#11 gregoir

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 03:42 PM

that's awesome come play with us more often. :)

#12 Jambear

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 03:53 PM

Thats great!!!

Glad your making dreams come true. :heart:

#13 Lostsailr

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 04:08 PM

nice.

Now tell US a story! :wink:

#14 melissaphish

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 05:24 PM

That is fantastic Dani!!!!! :heart:

#15 Ginger Snap

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 05:34 PM

:gingersnap:

#16 kramer

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 06:51 PM

Do you mind telling me what kind of pay ranges are typical for this sort of work? I'm curious. My father in law seems to think it would be the same pay as he'd get to record a 30-second commercial... I can't see how that would be the case!

#17 pixiebug

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 07:37 PM

I'll be getting royalties from any sale through (exclusively) Audible.com, Amazon.com and iTunes. but there are different rates of pay, depending on the project. Or, he could set an hourly wage as well.

I don't plan on leaving my day job for this any time soon :bigsmile:

#18 pixiebug

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 07:38 PM

https://www.acx.com/...t-acx/200484860


#19 TheDHJ

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 08:53 PM

I miss you and your fine assets.

#20 PieDoh

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 09:59 PM

great news, pb.

#21 nikkiblue

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 10:54 PM

Wow! this is really cool!!!! :) Yay!

#22 nikkiblue

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 10:58 PM

I just listened to you for the first time!!! so weird.. and cool... your voice sounds so calming... lol.

#23 TEO

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 01:31 PM

Whoo-Hoo!!! That is so awesome! Congratulations Pixiebug. :jamguy:

#24 jg

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 02:34 PM

Cheers :)

#25 pixiebug

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 05:54 PM

I just listened to you for the first time!!! so weird.. and cool... your voice sounds so calming... lol.


Thanks! :boardie: :heart:

I love all you guys!

#26 pixiebug

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 12:23 AM

yay! the first book is now officially available on audible!

the thing is, and I can't say this anywhere else...but, the story isn't great. My reading of it is, of course :beard: but the story itself...yeah, not so much.

so I don't want anyone to buy it. please.

#27 Royal

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 12:34 AM

Congrats Bug!

oh and you're always family. If had a life raft with only room for 8 boardies you'd be on it.

#28 Slarti

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 12:37 AM

I love audiobooks! I will listen :grin: might even have some comments :lol: :grin:

#29 pixiebug

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 12:01 PM

LOL! I'm intrigued by the thought of Slarti comments :afro:

#30 shadeelady

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 01:04 PM

Hi Pixie!! :)

sounds awesome. congrats!!

#31 orion

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 01:29 PM

Nice. Congratulations PB!

#32 pixiebug

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 04:41 PM

oh and you're always family. If had a life raft with only room for 8 boardies you'd be on it.


that's one of the nicest things that's ever been said to me. <3 thank you so much, Ryan! <3

#33 little frog

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 05:13 PM

congratulations Pix!!! that's awesome and very cool. i just listening to one of your links.

#34 Geminimoon

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 01:09 AM

Pix, you are the bomb.



#35 Karen

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 03:02 AM

Congrats!

#36 pixiebug

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 07:37 PM

congratulations Pix!!! that's awesome and very cool. i just listening to one of your links.

cool! Thanks!! I hope you liked it! May I ask which one?

#37 pixiebug

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 05:25 PM

I got my first royalty check :lol: $9.03!!! Whoohoo!!!

#38 nancykind

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 06:18 PM

weeeee're RICH!! :crazy:

:lol: :heart:

#39 sarah b.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 02:11 AM

Cat treats for everyone!

#40 PeaceFrog

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 02:13 AM

whatever you're looking for...

#41 pixiebug

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 02:47 PM

whatever you're looking for...

What the fuck does that mean??

#42 unbroken_chain

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 04:47 PM

oh and you're always family. If had a life raft with only room for 8 boardies you'd be on it.


This does not bode well for many of us that remain adrift :panic:

#43 PeaceFrog

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 08:07 PM

What the fuck does that mean??


HEY!

http://youtu.be/h0JvF9vpqx8

I've given up. Stop!

you tangle my emotions.

#44 PeaceFrog

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 08:19 AM

This does not bode well for many of us that remain adrift Posted Image


I love the friends I have gathered together on this thin raft.
We have constructed pyramids in honor of our escaping.
This is the land where the Pharaoh died.

#45 PeaceFrog

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 08:20 AM

I’m climbing out of this hell hole

I’m going to cut my apartment adrift

I know it can be done I read how no one did it

He packed up all his shit by two

Got two cans of beer two rolling papers

Maybe I should stop by the zoo

And I’m leaving you can’t stop me

Goodbye I’m sailing away

Every cold morning dad went off to work

With his straight jacket and tie

His case was brief his logic was simple

And he’s never seemed bothered with why he did it

I never could remember the morals to the stories

And I never did learn how to sing

You said there’s no such thing as god

Said there’s no such thing as Santa

But you never did say who there was such a thing

And I’m leaving you can’t stop me

Goodbye I’m sailing away

#46 pixiebug

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 10:17 PM

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#47 pixiebug

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 02:21 PM

I now have 2 completed audiobooks for sale :P

 

The first one, I really dislike the story (as I've said) but the second, Sister Raven, I love!  It just went up for sale on Thursday and it sold 2 copies that day already!  The first one went up for sale on 11/29 and, it being a Christmas story, has sold 21 copies since.

 

In case anyone is interested, here's the publishers description: Bound by magic to Old Mother, Beetle Girl lives a lonely life on the fringes of her Native American society. When forced into the role of Keeper of the Ravens, she must break the bonds of her cruel mother, confront a powerful shape-shifter who threatens to destroy the village, and solve the mystery of her past.

 

and, it's available at audible.com http://www.audible.c...59295703&sr=1-1

 

at amazon.com http://www.amazon.co...tmm_aud_title_0

 

and soon at iTunes.

 

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#48 nikkiblue

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 02:32 PM

beetle girl?  :giggle: 



#49 pixiebug

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 02:35 PM

beetle girl?  :giggle: 

yeah, i giggled when i first read that, and then again when I recorded it.  But I edited out the giggle... :lol:



#50 nikkiblue

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 02:41 PM

do you know I have never ever listened to an audiobook?  

 

I hear they are great for long car rides, but I never really take long car rides.... lol.