Life in an Audio Book Studio: How the Magic is Made

A session at MLA/DLA Annual Conference 2013

  • Claudia Howard
  • Richard Poe

Thursday 9th May, 2013

10:45am to 12:00pm (EST)

Claudia Howard built Recorded Books’ first New York City recording studio in 1984, joining the company when it was a tiny rental business with only 50 titles in its catalog. In her nearly 30 years as Head of Studios, Claudia has seen RB’s sound booths produce over 10,000 performances, and the audiobook has gone from the commuter’s friend to one of the ways all people read. From the humble cassette to the digital download, audiobooks are now universal. Learn how the professional audiobook publishing company chooses, prepares, researches, and records each production, and what the challenges are in making a recording that leaves you hanging on every word. Accompanying Claudia is award winning narrator, Richard Poe, who will offer excerpts from some of his most exciting reads, demonstrating the art of narration and the power of the human voice.

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Claudia Howard

Head of Studios, Recorded Books

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Richard Poe

Award-winning narrator, Recorded Books

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Time 10:45am12:00pm EST

Date Thu 9th May 2013


Crystal Ballroom Hall 2A, Clarion Resort Hotel

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