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SoundFridge closes deal to provide voice-overs for top Turkish education video channel

SoundFridge closes deal to provide voice-overs for top Turkish education video channel

İngilizce Konu Anlatımı, or English Lecture Hall, is a widely popular YouTube channel that shares humorous English instruction.  It is one of the most popular English-language teaching tools in Turkey.  SoundFridge is pleased to announce a deal with İngilizce Konu Anlatımı to produce the narration for their […]

SoundFridge inks contract to produce “From Maid to Duchess” by Regina James

SoundFridge inks contract to produce “From Maid to Duchess” by Regina James

From Maid to Duchess by up-and-coming independent author Regina James is a sweet retelling of the classic Cinderella tale.  Following Evelyn, a kind-hearted orphan who lives in 19th-century London with her overly-ambitious stepmother, the story is a moving romance about the power of love to […]

SoundFridge produces audiobook of “See, Hear & Feel!” for Lerner Press

SoundFridge produces audiobook of “See, Hear & Feel!” for Lerner Press

Originally published in the Republic of Korea, See, Hear, and Feel! is a charming children’s picture book that gives a quick tour of the human body by comparing it to familiar animals.  Children learn that we smell with our nose, but a dog smells 1000 times better, or that we touch our mothers’ faces with our skin, and the skin is the largest organ in the body!

Lerner Press, an educational publisher in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is publishing the book by arrangement with big and SMALL Publishing.  They produced the original book in collaboration with the department of education of Chungcheongnam-do Province in South Korea for use in public schools.  The book was written by by Min-ji Jeong with illustrations by Joo-yun Lee.  Editing of the English edition was provided by Joy Cowley.

This is SoundFridge’s third collaboration with this client.

Sample audio from book

(© 2018, Lerner Press and big and SMALL, used by permission)

SoundFridge is honored to partner with Lerner Press in this new audiobook.  This is SoundFridge’s third collaboration with this client.  The two previous titles were We Are Brothers by Da-yun Oh and Nicknames by Cecil Kim, both also published in the US market by big and SMALL.

SoundFridge milestone featured in PR business news magazine

SoundFridge milestone featured in PR business news magazine

This week, SoundFridge delivered its 200th project to China.  Puerto Rico business daily News Is My Business picked up the story, celebrating the milestone and giving background on the company.  This is a tremendous milestone and is the first time SoundFridge has received media attention.  To […]

Dalan joins the team at Archieboy Audiobook Production

Dalan joins the team at Archieboy Audiobook Production

SoundFridge continues to grow as I was invited to join the team of professional audio book producers at Archieboy.  This company works with publishers and rights holders to create audio books that will be sold on Audible.com.  This is a significant step forward for SoundFridge […]

Exceptional Wealth by Mark Tepper now on Audible

Exceptional Wealth by Mark Tepper now on Audible

Big projects often take months to come together, and Exceptional Wealth by Mark Tepper, CFP® was one of those projects.  I’m pleased to announce that the audio book of Exceptional Wealth is now available on Audible.com.

The project started back in November of 2017, not long after Hurricane María hit us here in Puerto Rico.  Mark’s team approached me about producing the “funnel audio” for his previous book, Walk Away Wealthy.  Based on his long career in the wealth management community, Mark penned that book to help owners of businesses with the arduous and complicated task of preparing their businesses for sale.  

“Funnel audio” is something like a teaser trailer, meant to get website visitors to convert to subscribers.

With the lights off that day, I cranked up our little generator “Bruce” and produced the first two sections of Walk Away Wealthy.  Then we drove to San Patricio Mall in Guaynabo, where I used the WiFi to send it in.  I could not sleep that night.  This was such a huge potential project!

We were watching a Frasier re-run a few weeks later when I heard back from Mark’s audio book guy, Nathan García of Mavrik.  They informed me that they had another project in the pipeline.  Would I be interested in producing an entire book?  Would I!??

And again, time passed.

Then in December, they sent me the audition script for Exceptional Wealth.  For the entire book!  I was so excited my voice actually shook when I sat down to record.  Mark Tepper is a well-known voice in the wealth management and investment community.  He manages one of the biggest wealth management firms in the United States, Strategic Wealth Partners.  You see him on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” and Fox Business segments all the time.  To land this gig would be a huge coup for SoundFridge, not to mention a shot of confidence.  I didn’t know how long it would take to hear back, but I recorded the audition and sent it back.

As I’ve come to understand since then, big important projects take a long time to work through the process.  (At the moment, I’m experiencing the same with the previously-announced The Heart of Things.)  There are a lot of stakeholders and people looking at the project.  Each step of the way, professionals examine the work.  They request tweaks and re-takes.  I finished the initial recording sometime in mid-February of 2018.  Since then, there have been a few back and forths.  I’m used to the work flow of working with independent authors.   A quick e-mail, maybe an audition, the purchase, and then the delivery.  Tweaks are taken care of on the fly.  Both ways are great, but my type-A personality wants to do things now, now, now, yesterday!

And now, it’s live on Audible!  There’s a sweet satisfaction in knowing that I was able to produce a project that is in the “big leagues.”  My thanks to Mark Tepper and his production staff including Nathan García for choosing me and my modest talent.  Good luck as you get Exceptional Wealth out there.  If CNBC wants to do a segment Mark, I’m available!

SoundFridge announces deal to produce “The Heart of Things” by John Hildebrand

SoundFridge announces deal to produce “The Heart of Things” by John Hildebrand

I’m pleased to announce our biggest deal yet.  After a round of auditions and some nail biting, today we closed the deal to produce The Heart of Things by John Hildebrand for Audible.com.   The Heart of Things is a series of essays about his experiences traveling the […]

SoundFridge closes deal to produce Dan Stirling’s “3 Steps to Success”

SoundFridge closes deal to produce Dan Stirling’s “3 Steps to Success”

UPDATE: This audio book is now live on Audible.com. “It is easy—far too easy—to get into the mindset of ‘I can’t begin my path to success until I read this one more book I just heard about,’” writes Dan Stirling in his new book, 3 Steps […]

New video spot for SoundFridge

New video spot for SoundFridge

We’re pleased to unveil our new video spot for SoundFridge.  This video replaces the old one on Fiverr® and will be used in a promotional campaign on different channels as well.  Compare the new one to the old one.  Thoughts?

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SoundFridge produces “Passive Income” by David J. Green

SoundFridge produces “Passive Income” by David J. Green

We just wrapped production on the audiobook edition of Passive Income by David J. Green, another Amazon #1 bestselling nonfiction book.  It presents 40 easy tips for side hustles ranging from affiliate marketing to things no one ever considered, such as flipping app names (who knew?).  […]