Recently, yours truly got accepted into the spoken word world and now I have my first produced Audio book live on Audible. Wicca for Beginners by Amelia Greenwood. This is something I’ve been working on for several months and I am quite excited to have been accepted into his world of voice reading. Following along my suite with this forum of podcasting – now I’ll get to lend my voice into other avenues, genre’s and titles. My first audio book partnership with Amelia Greenwood is called Wicca for Beginner:; The Ultimate Guide to Wiccan Rituals, Beliefs, Tools, and Spells. A Book for Solitary Practitioners and Witches to Get Started With Witchcraft, Herbs, Candles, and Moon Magic
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How did this start?
The book I was asked to produce was on a subject I’m not well versed in, the Wiccan Religion. I was however more inclined to read something out-loud that is in the vein of a guide or a manual to gain some experience. I wasn’t sure about having another voice inflection for a character for example, a male. Maybe one day but today I’ll stick with manuals, guides and maybe cook books lol, 1 cup of this and a sprinkle of that. If you’re loving my voice, which I’ve heard from some of you – then you can listen and learn about Wicca if you feel so inclined to indulge in this magical world of Wicca and learn about the myths and truths on this nature based religion. I’ll share some snippets of my book with you to entice you.
Take a listen…
Throughout the show today I’ll give you a few highlights of this process, working with the ACX team – this is the company that fill up audible with all the books we love to listen to. I’ve been looking for a side hustle and I’ve now found one!
First step is to create a profile on ACX, so you add samples, upload these to your profile, write a description of each one
- Val’s Valerie’s Sample – take a listen, this sample I created for my Valere’s segment on the podcast which I love but it might have been a little too crazy for this interviewees, so I back burnered it for now but I had fun with the production of it the music and the playing around with my name!
- Ways of a Freelancer – audition I loved this book content full of very current information – not accepted tho to produce
- and last but not least is my introduction to my weekly show – take a listen
- Wicca – I added this sample of my latest audio book, what is Wicca – I’m proud to be requested and approved to produce this audio book. This is a nature based religion not something cynical that’s depicted in the movies. I learnt so much about Wicca
Next you search for titles accepting auditions – this is where you go down a rabbit hole of authors accepting producers. Everything from romance, to sci-fi, to manuals, you could even listen to the bible (I’ve thought about this option) here’s some of the auditions I’ve submitted:
- Backpackers Guildbook
- Lovely Bones – collection of poems
- Manipulation and Dark Physchology
- to name a few
The author usually provides a description of what they are looking for like vocal style American accent, inspirational, male or female preference, and more detail perhaps with the genre. or someone who can perform – I’ve read this several times. I wish I did better in my drama class in high school.
You submit your audition and stand by for an answer…accepted or rejected. You usually hear pretty fast.
So, the author for Wicca for Beginners found me – the process can work this was also – very flattering as this author loved my voice! Yes people this is a book about Wicca – entry into whitchcraft. The Wiccan religion and dispelling those myths that are ‘cast’ around this religion. It was a very interesting read in the end I thoroughly enjoyed it. Covering topics like, history, most popular places to visit and practice, how, when, altars and more. Table of Contents
- What is Wicca? (snippet) – 2 mins
- Basic Principles and Ethics (snippet) – 2 mins
- Wiccan Belief Systems? (snippet) – 2 mins
- Rituals and Practices (snippet) – 2 mins
- Magic and the Book of Shadows (snippet) – 2 mins
- Next Steps (snippet) – 2 mins
When I was conversing with the author, they mentioned that it was okay for me to discuss the book, I offered to have them on the show but they chose to decline. Notice how I’m not sharing this person in more detail? It’s interesting as the Author Amelia Greenwood is the pen name – lots of authors do this – did you know that? I mean besides Stephen King and other famous ones running stories under other names – I didn’t think it was as common as it is.
What do you think? Interested in learning more. I’m sure you have 3 hours in your daily commute to give this new genre of audiobook a chance. I have a request, if you’re interested, send me a note, text to my email, Valerie@ValerieMoss.ca and I’ll send you a code for a free credit to listen to this book – yes for free. In exchange, I’d love to get your feedback – write a review on Audible for me, tell me what you think of the production quality, my voice, my cadence, the overall sound, personality etc. I would love a review of this book and hey, while you at it – give my show a 5 star rating on your podcast app, leave me a review while you’re at it.
Thanks for listening today, and if it wasn’t for all of you I wouldn’t have had the courage to persue the ACX audiobook world. Thank you!
Want a free audio book code email me@ Valerie@ValerieMoss.ca or text me to this email also. Would love to hear from you.
Visit my show notes for a link to this book, also if you are an active Audible subscriber, the Wicca religion is very popular right now plus with Halloween or Samhein (the original name of this special celebration). Audible has 35 new Wicca books in the last 30 days – seriously this is a growing religion. Anyway as always, thanks for listening and keeping me in your list of podcasts, with so many options out there competing for our time, It’s awesome to know that I’m one of your listener choices.
This show, Valerie’s Variety Podcast is written, produced and edited by me, Valerie Moss, through WordPress and GarageBand, the loops I use in the show are provided through GarageBand, background recordings are recorded by me and my trusty iPhone. The music TASCAM 40 and TASCAM 128 is produced and written by my music man Jason Schnell.
Talk to you next Tuesday