Tag: JIAM2012

LYSA WILLIAMS: “It’s an auction!”

Craig Black, the owner of Blackstone Audio, was honored at this year’s Audies.  One of the things that struck me in his introduction was how he has always made room for great literature, even if those books might not be great sellers.  I love how Lysa talks about this from her point of view. KW:  . . .

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JANET BENSON: inspired by the customer

I met Janet when she was president of the Audiobook Publisher’s Association (APA) and saw her speak at my very first APA Conference.  I was very impressed with her passion for the industry then, as I am now. KW:  What is your job title and what are your responsibilities? JB:  Vice President at Audio Editions, . . .

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VIKKI WARNER applauds change

I have never worked with AudioGo, but they sure do have a fabulous group of go-getter women working there: Michele Cobb and Traci Cothran, and now we get to meet Vikki Warner, from acquisitions.  (To me the most mysterious part of audiobook publishing.) KW:  What is your job title and what are your responsibilities? VW:    . . .

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CASSANDRA MCNEIL: organized chaos, in and out of the rink

I met Cassie at Tantor’s annual APAC party last year and was delighted to learn that not only is she Tantor’s voice on Facebook, but she competes in roller derbies! KW: What is your job title and what’s a typical day like for you? CM:   I am the Marketing Project Manager at Tantor Media. A . . .

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DANIELLE GREEN: an English major who didn’t want to teach

JIAM2012 Behind the Scenes Interview #10 Danielle works at Blackstone Audio, but we’d never met or even emailed.  I’ve worked as a proofer myself, so I have a great deal of respect for this job! KW:  What is your job title and what are your responsibilities? DG:  My job title is: Audio Proofing Specialist. Broken . . .

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HILARY ROSE: Audiobook Shepardess

Hilary is someone that I’ve known for several years now.   I love working with her because she’s always so quick to respond to questions, always so positive and upbeat in her emails.  But when you work with someone primarily via email, it’s always good to get a picture of what things look like where they . . .

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KAT LAMBRIX: one Tough Mudder

JIAM2012 Behind the Scenes Interview #6 Kat is also someone that I have worked with quite a bit (and have even met in person) but of course loved getting more of a peek into her mind and learning about what she does.  And it’s fascinating to see what so many of these young women have . . .

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AMY FERNALD: a different approach

JIAM2012 Behind the Scenes Interview #5 I was really looking forward to talking to Amy.  I had noticed years ago that the cover art on audiobooks was often different from that of the hardcover or paperback, and I’d surmised that it was a licensing issue.  But recently, I’d read a few dialogues between a Goodreads . . .

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MICHELE COBB: Audiobooks as shared experience

JIAM2012 Behind the Scenes Interview #3 I’ve never met Michele, but she is the President of the Audiobook Publishers’ Association, so I had heard her name a great deal.  And then last year, I was very impressed by the advice she gave during an APA member call on Social Networking, and her advice to “join . . .

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BECKY NEIMAN: putting it all together

JIAM2012 Behind the Scenes Interview #2 Full disclosure:  Becky is the younger sister of one of my husband’s best friends from high school.  She is very circumspect, but I am the “industry contact” she refers to in our interview 😉 KW:  What is your job title and what are your responsibilities? BN:  I’m an editor . . .

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