I think this is permanent, but I’m not sure. Audible is apparently reducing prices across the board, so their loss is your gain. FROZEN DREAMS is the only book I have in audiobook form right now, but who knows? If it starts selling, maybe I can figure out how to budget audiobooks for my future novels, too…
I wish we had hit the Kickstarter stretch goal that would have let me do an audiobook of TINSEL RAIN. Alas. Maybe in a couple of years. In the meantime, get your audiobook copy of FROZEN DREAMS now!
…Sort of. What I have is an agreement with Sally (she’s the same person who did FROZEN DREAMS) that, should we hit a particular stretch goal, she can work on the project this spring and summer. The truth of the matter is, I glided for a long time on the FROZEN DREAMS Kickstarter, but the money is spent*, and I am down again to what I get from the Patreon and PayPal and KDP royalties and the rest every month. Liquidity is the great bane of the self-published, and it takes time to fill the money pools. But if we do well, things can be accomplished!
Particularly if I crack ten grand on the upcoming Kickstarter. I make that, then suddenly a second novel this year is no longer a pipe dream.
*I didn’t waste it: it paid for chapbooks and MORGAN BAROD and art and other legitimate expenses. But it’s gonna be a while before raw sales lets me put out a novel every year.
And, gonna be honest: audiobooks are not a trivial thing to produce. The FROZEN DREAMS audiobook was easily the hardest part of the Kickstarter to fulfill. I dunno if I can make one for TINSEL RAIN (working title for the sequel) absent a really, really good result in the next Kickstarter…
This is all a lot easier when you have an actual publisher, alas.
It’s been a while since I brought it up, but: FROZEN DREAMS has an audiobook! I bring it up at least partially because pretty soon I will have to make the decision about whether or not to arrange for audiobook versions of either MORGAN BAROD or TINSEL RAIN. I’m not going to lie: getting these done requires a significant outlay of time (and a moderate one of money). If there isn’t an interest, that’s fine, but I should figure that out early.
If there is an interest, and you’d gotten your copy via the Kickstarter, you can still review it here or here. Or tell your friends to get their own copy! That’ll help, too.
[UPDATE: 4 left]
First come, first served. These are real Audible.com codes for FROZEN DREAMS, not the audio files; respond here or on Twitter* USA/UK only, alas: I have a bunch of codes for those two markets, but not the others. No hidden pitfalls or anything like that; just a free audiobook!
*This is completely independent from the Kickstarter, but if you were to happen to back that project and then respond there I’ll consider those too from the point of view of timestamps.
I think my sales were perhaps a touch depressed by the minor detail that the people who wanted a FROZEN DREAMS audiobook got one via the Kickstarter. But that’s all right: they also paid for the audiobook, which was the important thing there. I don’t know if I’m going to offer an audiobook as a stretch goal for TINSEL RAIN, though*. Still trying to recalibrate expectations.
*Assuming I do a Kickstarter. The ultimate goal is to not need to.
Yeah, I mentioned it last night. When nobody was online. So I’m putting up the link to the audiobook for FROZEN DREAMS again for your perusal – besides, this is the all real and official Amazon link anyway.
From what I can tell, apparently everybody in the world decided to record an audiobook this year, and they don’t have the staff to process everybody’s entry in less than 30 business days. Technically, it’s only been 17 business days for me, but I have to start assuming that the FROZEN DREAMS audiobook will not be ready on September 1st. There’s no deadline, strictly speaking, but I’d like it off my to-do list*.
Alas. At least it’s paid for. And you can still get the regular book, of course.
*I’d also like whatever royalties accrue from it, too. Purchases this month will directly impact the November Kickstarter for the short story collection.
If you backed FROZEN DREAMS at the ADVENTURER level or above, you should be getting your email link to the Dropbox link to the audiobook files right about now. It’s a big one — which was a shock to me, and it shouldn’t have been. I mean, it’s a collection of hours’ worth of audio files. Those are going to be big, period.
Next up: sonnets and adventure for the game. And all other the stuff I gotta do. One project is to get the new manuscript ready for alpha reader by September 1st.