Local Author & Playwright Launches New Book with Applause Books

Monday, October 30th, 2023.  Updated November 9, 2023.

Pictured Above: Barry M. Putt, Jr.  Photo Credit: Contributed. 

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New York, NY – Applause Books, America’s foremost publisher of theatre and cinema books, recently published a bold, new book on the craft of modern audio-drama writing. With thousands of outlets worldwide and growing, audio drama is the new frontier in storytelling. From family dramas to epic sci-fi to large-cast musicals, it is a medium without limits, because the audience creates the visual world in their mind. In Stories Told through Sound, audio-dramatist Barry M. Putt, Jr., lays out the essentials of the form in an engaging, easy-to-understand manner.

David Trottier, script consultant and author of The Screenwriter’s Bible stated that “if you want to write and sell an audio drama, this enlightening guide will help you jumpstart your career or improve your skills if you are already a pro.” The book offers dozens of tactics and strategies: the top reasons audiences don’t connect with a character and how to avoid them, ways to create exciting plot twists, career pitfalls to watch out for, and how to draft a dynamic marketing plan that will keep your work in the forefront of any industry professional’s mind.

Gina Gold, co-executive producer of NCIS says that it is “the most comprehensive book on the subject you will find anywhere. Every storyteller should have this book on their shelf, because it’s packed with invaluable information about how to get your vision out of your head and into the world.”

Pictured Above: Barry M. Putt, Jr’s book “Stories Told through Sound” Book Cover.  Photo Credit: Contributed. 

Stories Told through Sound includes tips from many top-tier professionals to help give a deeper understanding of how to find success in a new and exciting creative industry. Gary Garrison, former executive director of Creative Affairs, Dramatists Guild of America confirms that it is “everything you want a craft book to be. The author leaves no area untouched or ignored.”

Barry M. Putt, Jr. has scripted over fifty audio dramas for companies such as Colonial Radio Theatre on the Air, Radio Theater Project, and more. He has appeared on programs across the country discussing the craft of writing and moderated panel discussions on audio drama at the national Dramatists Guild conference. Barry holds a degree in dramatic writing from NYU where he leads a script development group. Stories Told through Sound is available at bookstores everywhere.

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