Friday, May 18, 2012

Steps Involved When Creating an Audio Book

A person's ability to succeed in both certain and uncertain times requires a high level of resilience and use of appropriate knowledge. In most cases, knowledge comes through reading and listening thus the reason behind various audio and written media release. However, it's the sphere of an audio book release that continues to attract much attention from people who dislike the use of print versions.

An audio book is simply a recorded account of a print book. The rise of audio books can be attributed to the need to make it easier for the blind to access information without using Braille. Over time, the success achieved through adoption of audio books as great alternatives to print editions led to the rise of a career in audio book production.

In order to produce an audio book, you need to have a great speaking voice and concepts that can directly or indirectly be of benefit to the target group. If your content will be based on another person's print media, you must ensure that he or she has approved of the process before making the audio book otherwise use of copyrighted materials may land you in trouble with the law. If the work is solely yours, it's important that you copyright your production to deter other people from reproducing, redistributing and earning proceedings without your consent.

Before recording your content, you must rehearse thoroughly to familiarize with vocabulary and word pacing. Pronounce the words and take pleasure in doing it as that will compel the listener to enjoy your work. During the rehearsals, you should focus on ensuring that the reading pace is slow enough for the listeners to easily comprehend what is said. The slower you speak the better it gets for the listener. However, ensure that the pace doesn't get too slow for listeners who like listening to quick paced audio media to get bored.

To easily captivate the listener's attention, it's important that you keep on breaking voice monotony by altering pitch quality and introducing relevant audio effects. Even so, you should let the content being recorded determine the tone of voice that should be used for different parts. In the event that you aren't comfortable with introducing sound effects for the content being created, it's time to consider outsourcing the service of an audio engineer and voice talent personnel to take care of the challenging parts.

Finally, you will have to make a decision regarding the formats that the audio media should capture. In the present day, most audio recordings are done in CD and MP3 digital formats which make it necessary for your recordings to also reflect the trend before venturing into other possible alternatives.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Fifty Shades Is More Than Just a Raunchy S and M Story

Fifty Shades of Grey's Christian Grey not only opens Anastasia Steele's eyes to the world of dominant/submissive role-play but also opens readers to a whole new way of finding sexual pleasure.

The gossip and excited chit-chat that surrounds the novel Fifty Shades, written by E.L. James, is more often than not about how much it has spiced things up in the bedroom for its readers. The world that Christian creates in his "Red Room of Pain" is none other than an experimenter's fantasy world. With canes, cuffs, and carnal music bumping through the surround sound speakers, Christian takes over Anastasia's body and mind and sends her whirling in countless orgasms. The detailed descriptions carved by James in this novel have changed the way readers approach their own bedroom activities, allowing them to view S&M and Dom/Sub relationships as something other than the "other".

As readers, we know that when Anastasia met Christian Grey on the fateful day of the interview, she was a virgin. Her experience had not surpassed the basement make-out sessions typical of high school pubescent passion. She was shy, insecure, and somewhat nerdy. As she falls for Christian, she changes dramatically into the confident, sensual being that revels in the indulgent pleasure of Christian's world. This same path of self discovery and sensual experimentation is what readers love as they dive into this series. Be it those who already were adventurous in the bedroom or readers who never thought of handcuffs as more that police restraints, this book offers readers a plethora of ideas to spice up their love lives.

The interesting and refreshing twist to the Fifty Shades world of S&M is that it is not solely about the man's pleasure and the woman's pain, but it is centered on the unexpected love story that unfurls between Christian and Anastasia. Christian is a Dominant in all senses of the word, but he is also sensitive to Anastasia's inexperience and is intent on bring her the ultimate pleasure. His biggest desire is to show her just how far she can be pushed with pain and just how much pleasure she can derive from it. The relationship that grows through the sexual encounters is one of strength and trust, and no one can deny that readers want the same for their own relationships.

As readers drink in the story of Christian and Anastasia in Fifty Shades of Grey, they discover a world of love, lust, excitement and discovery. This "romance novel" is an eye opener and a refreshing change from the classic tales of novels past.