Do you audio?
Audiobooks are the thing! Apparently. I’m back and forth on audiobooks. I ENJOY them, but I think I prefer the ebook version (for ease of reading) and paperback (for the things I want to collect). I love audio for the car, but now I don’t go that many places! Or I have little ears. And even my books (which don’t have on-page intimacy or language) are not necessarily what I want my almost-six-year-old to be listening to.
That said, I love having the audio option for my books! Right now I’m moving all my romcoms into audio.
A FEW THINGS YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT AUDIOBOOKS (an author perspective)
- Audiobooks cost more to produce than the ebook or paperback version.
- Audiobooks have features out of our control (like pricing on Audible) and earn us less royalties than ebooks.
- Audiobooks can take longer to produce and be a headache for authors to handle.
So, if you’re thinking–Wait, audio costs more to make but pays the author less? You’d be correct!
At least in most cases. Audio is an investment–one that’s more long term. Everything about it is just harder, especially when you want dual POV (as in, more than one narrator), which I do!
WHAT I’M DOING WITH AUDIO
While I produced my first romcom series, The Love Clichés, myself (hiring and managing the narrators and production), I am partnering with Podium Audio for my next few romcoms.
As a control freak, I don’t love having someone else controlling the production and distribution. As an author who just wants to write more books, I also don’t want to handle those things.
Podium approached me with a fabulous offer, and they have been a dream to work with. I love what they’ve done so far, and they’re able to produce a final audiobook that’s much better than what I can afford to do on my own. I am SO HAPPY to be working with them!
It also means I’m going to spend less time managing details related to audio and will put that time into writing NEW BOOKS.
WHERE TO FIND MY AUDIOBOOKS
Royally Rearranged is the first audiobook to come out from Podium and it is FANTASTIC. The quality, the production, the narrators–all of them are amazing. It’s a top-notch product that I know audio listeners will love! It’s available now, exclusively on Audible.
THE GRAHAM BROTHERS
While I’ve loved my narrators and the job they did with The Buy-In, I made the decision to take down the audiobook and it will be re-recorded with Podium, along with at least the next two installments, The Bluff and The Pocket Pair. I can’t wait to hear these final audiobooks, and am really excited to get these out to you!
THE LOVE CLICHÉS
You can snag The Twelve Holidates from me for FREE when you sign up for my email! You can listen to them wherever you buy audio, BUT you can also grab them all for the lowest price directly from my store… or just below. Use the code BLOG to get 25% off the full audio bundle!
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