Award-Winning Writers with Major Geek Appeal

Jul 16th 2010

Hollywood, CA, (July 16, 2010) -- Actor-authors Yuri Lowenthal and Tara Platt have been landing prestigious awards with their new book Voice-Over Voice Actor: What It's Like Behind the Mic, which was released earlier this year under indie publishing company Bug Bot Press. Since Voice-Over Voice Actor's launch in March, it has won the 2010 Pinnacle Book Award and the National Indie Excellence Award as well as heading into a second print run to keep up with demand.

The book has taken the married celeb voice-acting couple on a world-tour this year with stops in Australia (Brisbane & Melbourne), the UK (London & Dublin), Canada (Montreal) as well as the US (Vegas, San Francisco, LA). Platt and Lowenthal's huge fan base is actually one of the reasons that the duo credits the success of the book as well as the recent title of Nerdage's “Fans' Choice for Actor, Actress with Geek Appeal” by the on-line contest held by the Oklahoman NewsOK blog.

“It was fun to learn that we'd both won in our respective categories, beating out some really heavy hitters, but it's entirely thanks to the fans,” Tara noted when asked about the recent nomination and win for Actress with Geek Appeal. Yuri added, “Yeah, we're humbled by the fan response and kind of dumbfounded that we beat out names like Robert Downey Jr. and Megan Fox.” Lowenthal attributes it to fanbase crossover; his and Platt's work includes roles in anime, videogames, animation, and genre webseries, TV, and film, including titles like Naruto, Afro Samurai, The Prince of Persia, Resident Evil, Ben 10: Alien Force, Legion of Superheroes, Absolution, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, and the recently completed The Arcadian with Lance Henriksen.

And just in time to fly their geek colors, the pair will be headed later this month to San Diego for the 41st annual International San Diego Comic Con, July 22-25, a celebration and gathering of geek culture, movies, videogames and more, with attendance looking to top 125K at the San Diego Convention Center. Platt and Lowenthal will be selling their book, speaking on panels and signing autographs at SDCC.

The book is distributed nationally through Emerald Book Group and is available on-line and in brick and mortar shops like Borders, Barnes & Noble and specialty theatre bookstores like Samuel French. Voice-Over Voice Actor also recently became available as an eBook on lulu.com and will be available for the iPad soon.

For more information on the book check out: www.VoiceOverVoiceActor.com


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