How to Prepare for an Audition
Aspiring narrators living within easy commuting distance of Manhattan, New York, may submit auditions for potential employment. If your submission interests us, you will be asked to come to the studio for an in-house audition.
Though you don’t need to be a professional actor, nearly all of our narrators are trained, practicing performers. Our studios are in New York City, so narrators must live within close commuting distance. We are unable to schedule recording sessions with actors who live out of town.
For your audition, choose a five-minute selection (two to three pages) from a novel published in the last ten years. You should feel well cast as the “voice” of the book, and the selection should include dialogue. In addition, you may also send a five-minute reading from a history or nonfiction title, but please do not submit a reading from a children’s book, classic, or poetry collection.
You can record your selections on home equipment (the quality of the recording isn’t important and won’t influence our decision). There is no need to send a copy of your voiceover demo.
Submissions may be saved as MP3 files and emailed to email@example.com.
Please note that Recorded Books only acquires titles through literary agents and does not accept manuscript submissions from unpublished or self-published authors.