Audiobook Love by the Numbers

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Audiobook Love by the Numbers 
Open Book Audio, one of the fastest-growing companies specializing in audiobook production and distribution for independent authors and small publishers, is looking for a narrator to record the audiobook version of the romance novel "Love by the Numbers" by Karin Kallmaker.

Description: “As a behavioral scientist, Professor Nicole Hathaway’s work strips away the foolish mystique that surrounds the human mating dance. When her academic tome is treated as a viral “love manual” her ecstatic publisher books her to appear all over the U.S. and Europe. Worse yet, her quiet, managed life has been shattered by a series of incompetent assistants. And she’s certain this Lily Smith creature isn’t going to be any less a burden than the last assistant they sent her. Or the one before that. Or before that...

“Lillian Linden-Smith needs this job. With a relentless TV lawyer and public mob still out for her blood for crimes committed by her “American royalty” parents, getting out of the country is her only hope for anonymity. If that means cleaning up and presenting an antisocial know-it-all Ph.D. for bookstores, clubs and lectures, fine. Dr. Hathaway may have succeeded in driving away all the others, but not this time.

“From their first meeting the sparks fly, and each is thinking: She has no idea who she’s dealing with.

“It’s hate at first sight in this love adventure from the author of Above Temptation, Roller Coaster and dozens of other best-selling, award-winning novels.”

We are looking for a young or middle-aged female voice that can show a solid differentiation in characters without sounding too cartoony or over the top. The performance should be measured and have a relaxed pace without dragging. We prefer a very natural speech style performance over some more stylized audiobook narration styles.

Open Book Audio works on a "Per Finished Hour" basis with audiobooks. When submitting your audition, please provide us with your PFH rate rather than a per-word rate or per-hour rate.

Also, please note: This title contains a bit of language, and a couple of mild sex scenes between two women. Please do not submit an audition if you have objections to performing this type of material.

Final content should be fully edited and mixed. The title will be mastered by Open Book Audio before being released. The audition should indicate the exact quality of the final format you intend to send. Final files should be delivered in WAV or AIFF format via FTP, Dropbox,, Google Drive, or other online file delivery method.
2013-02-28 01:25:58 GMT
2013-03-04 12:00:00 (GMT -08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) 
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Project Parameters

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Flexible Price - USD 100 to USD 0
Adult content
80,000 Words
English - USA and Canada
Young Adult Female OR Middle Age Female
• Audio files must be delivered via FTP/Dropbox/Google Drive/cloud
• Deliver edited and finished voice tracks
Not defined
The voice seeker is willing to hire either union or non-union talents for this project

Script Details

***custom demo required*** 
Damon: Nicole's publisher. Well-read and well-spoken. Patient up to a point, but doesn't brook a lot of nonsense.

Nicole: An academic whose book, much to her surprise, exploded in popularity. Tends to be angry, a bit sarcastic. Likes (or thinks she likes) to be alone.

Damon’s normally cultured tone was flat. “That was the third assistant I’ve hired—”

“May I remind you that Twitter, Facebook and blogging case histories were not my idea? That social media isn’t my definition of social? Going on a speaking tour was not my idea either.” She also hadn’t asked for the voluminous correspondence but that at least could be handled remotely and usually with form letter answers from Damon’s publicist staff. There was no need for someone to babysit her for public appearances.

“As you remind me every time we talk. So I will remind you that your involvement in social media and publicity travel is in your contract as long as we pay for the expenses. We are, so you must.”

“You told me it was a formality and there would never be money allocated for a publicist and travel. We never discussed that I would have to deal with an assistant.” Let alone someone who would disrupt her blissfully quiet office every day by demanding banal social interactions, and who would accompany her the first time the possibility of extensive travel on her own presented itself. She wasn’t interested in details about hotel A versus hotel B, and which rooms had which views. If she was going to travel she wanted to be visible for her required engagements and utterly invisible the rest of the time.

“Neither of us anticipated that Love by the Numbers would be an Oprah 2.0 book.”

She drew in a deep belly breath and slowly let it out. Oprah book clubs in major US cities were on the itinerary for most of October. “No, I never thought anyone would call the book ‘the I’m Okay, You’re Okay for the new millennium.’ ”

“Some authors would see it as success, not punishment. You leave for London the day after tomorrow. You’ve succeeded in driving every assistant away.”

“Two quit and one never made it here. Lack of map skills is a problem with the educational system, not me.”

“You drive them away,” he repeated. From the background noises, she thought he might be in a taxi. “Nicole, enough games.”

“I don’t play—”

“Officially, I consider your persistent ruination of all my attempts to make this tour go smoothly to be courting breach of contract. If you don’t go, we keep a lot of your money. Another assistant is on the way. She will arrive tomorrow morning. Her name is Lily Smith. You can huff and puff all you want, but you will not drive her away.”

She held back a childish retort. He truly had no idea how much she wanted to travel by herself. She would hope, like assistant number two, that this Lily Smith creature never materialized.

After a chilly leave-taking on both sides, she set her phone on her desk. The phenomenon known as Love by the Numbers was temporary—it was a fad. Her academic research, meant for other researchers, had gone inexplicably viral. It was “Chicken Soup for the Romantic,” the review in O Magazine had gushed. She accepted this. Her own prediction was that the furor would only last another eleven to twelve weeks before being replaced by some other fascination of the moment, just in time for the holidays. Or it would be supplanted by the cottage industries people were establishing based on her book. The woman in Michigan who claimed to be able to implement a relationship-scoring formula based on fingerprints instead of DNA would probably do very well for several years, especially when the digital fingerprinting was a fraction of the cost of DNA screening. In the meantime, the travel required by those regrettable clauses in her publishing contract lasted from late August to the first week of November. 
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