8 Years, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 14 Hours, 18 Minutes ago.
Industry reaches all-time high!
With 13,255 books released in 2012 in the US, the most recent data released for 2011 shows that America simply can't get enough Audiobooks, with sales of almost $1.2 billion for the year - the best ever! This is undoubtedly great news for the UK, you know what they say, 'what happens in the US...'
The most popular audiobook category was mystery / thriller / suspense fiction, according to the Audio Publishers Association, with the majority of users listening whilst driving. But it's now very common for people to listen whist at the gym, washing-up, in fact throughout the day when reading printed books wouldn't normally be possible. Audiobooks really are changing the way we consume literature.
Alexandra Alter, journalist for the Wall Street Journal, pointed out in a recent interview that, 'for once, the use of technology is actually boosting an art form, instead of killing it!" At SNK, we're honored to be a part of that. Long may it continue!
8 Years, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Hours, 2 Minutes ago.
Directing from overseas - what did we do before broadband?!
We've had the pleasure to work with some great US based publishers this summer and have kitted out 2 of our audiobook suites with integrated Skype setups. This alongside our 3 ISDN rigs means we can dial into directors from across the globe, with video link if necessary.
With the increasingly busy schedules of voice actors and producers, being able to direct remotely is a blessing... All you need is an internet connection and of course one of our superb engineers to ensure that the recording is perfect.
With the engineer talkback being sent down the line and the Skype or ISDN feed being routed into the reader's headphones, it really is like being in the room!
So, why not think about directing your next book from home... Or the poolside bar : )
8 Years, 11 Months, 4 Days, 17 Hours, 37 Minutes ago.
Exciting times: SNK merges with Red Apple Creative!
NK Studios is delighted to announce the recent merger with production company Red Apple Creative, who we've already been producing Audiobooks with for the past three years.
The formal partnership now offers clients a rich production opportunity with four lovely studios, voice-casters, producers, engineers and editors all under the one Central London roof - on sunny Tottenham Court Road!
We think we've created a pretty special end-to-end Audiobook service, something London desperately needed. Dare we say it, it also happens to be run by a very friendly, extremely talented team! SNK company Director Seb Juviler, comments: “We already have one of the best recording facilities in London, now we’re making things simpler for our clients and cementing our position as the go-to place for everything Audiobook related.”
So, whoever you speak with here, whether it's Red Apple or SNK Studios, we're now all part of the same, happy family!
9 Years, 3 Days, 10 Hours, 19 Minutes ago.
A few famous faces who have been reading audiobooks at the studios recently...