I had 3 audiobook samples rejected for no reason. When I say "no reason," I mean that no reason was given. The email simply provided a link to a page titled: What constitutes an effective sample? [https://help.bunnystudio.com/hc/en-us/articles/360000253639]
The email said:
* The sample could be a great fit for a previous project but may not be suitable as a sample in our search. To help you decide on which samples to upload in the future, read “What constitutes an effective sample?”
* Keep your samples lean and clean so that they can better represent your skills. Learn more from “How can I remove a sample?”
NO reason given.
I've been a full-time, professional, audiobook narrator since 2016, and I've recorded over 100 audiobooks. Clearly nothing is wrong with my samples from a technical, or audio, point of view. In fact, my narration quality is far better than most narrators as I've been doing audio engineering since 2006. These samples are absolutely perfect according to the technical standards of VB, and fantastic sounding reads that clients of VB would be interested in hearing (and for which I received rave reviews). (I've uploaded the samples for you to listen to.)
I stopped using VB a couple years ago, because I found issues like this far too disruptive and a waste of my time. And I have enough work outside of VB. However, I thought I would give it a try again recently. I thought that if I uploaded samples and replied to every contest I received, etc., perhaps I would get more work here. (I did win a contest with my audition read just yesterday.) But that's not possible when my samples are rejected for no reason.Literally no reason was given for the rejection, simply a link to a page of suggestions. None of which applied to my voice sample. My voice sample didn't violate any of the suggestions on that page.
I'm hoping you can help me so that I can finally take advantage of VB and make some money here. At his point, due to being unable to market myself on the VB platform due to unreasonable (no reason given) rejections of my samples, I couldn't possibly recommend VB to anyone. It seems like a promising platform, but there's too much inconsistency in the approval process that it makes it virtually impossible to market oneself here.
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