I hope you are staying warm and toasty, enjoying loved ones, and playing plenty of board games with the kids. Last night my grandson Julian and I put up the last of the Christmas lights at our house. Talk about getting it done in the 11th hour! It was freezing out, there was a little bit of snow on the ground (our first of the season), and we had a ball. These are the moments around the holidays that mean the most to me - and I hope you're having many of these moments with the ones you love. ;o)
Last week I wrote an article for authors - Part 1 of the nuts and bolts of getting your books onto ACX as audio books. I'll be writing part 2 soon.
Yesterday, much to my delight, Healey's Cave and Tremolo were released on Audible.com, Amazon.com, and iTunes. It's funny, but even though I wrote these books, I find listening to Tom Fraser and Erik Synnestvedt's recordings totally engrossing. These guys are so talented, I'm in awe of them. It's a whole different experience than reading - almost like going to the theater. I especially like all the voices they do - complete with accents! You can listen to samples of their recordings and more, here.
It's easy to give audio books. There's even still time before Christmas, if you're still doing some last minute shopping. ;o) For those folks who love a good story but don't have time to listen - it's perfect. They can listen in the gym, on a hike, grocery shopping, or driving to work. It's kind of like carrying a movie around in your pocket, but your brain does the scene painting! Pretty neat, huh?
Narrated by Dr. John Thomas Fraser
Narrated by Erik Synnvestvedt
How do people listen to audio books?
It's easy! You buy the file online from Audible or Amazon or iTunes first. Some of the deals are good - you can even get your first book free if you sign up with Audbile for a small amount per month. Or, you can just buy it outright. Whatever works for you.
Then, download it onto your smart phone, iPad, iPod, PC or Mac, and you are allowed a one time burn to CD - usually it takes 7-10 CDs, depending on the length of the book. You can listen on your Kindle or Nook, your phone, or in your car using bluetooth through the speakers. Or, you can listen the good old-fashioned way using CDs at home or in your car.
Lots of options!
Thanks from the bottom of my heart for following me and my books - you know I love you all and appreciate you more than you'll ever know.
To spread the word, I'm asking folks to please pass this onto their friends and family - thanks in advance for helping out!
Happy Holidays and warmest regards,
Many more audio books are coming! Stay tuned for Mazurka, FireSong, and For the Birds!
P.S. The new cover art for the sequel to Healey's Cave, Book 2 in Moore Mysteries, TERROR COMES KNOCKING, just came in, from artist Ardy Scott. Isn't it great?
Coming in February, 2012.
And here's the new cover for the author's preferred edition of DOUBLE FORTE', coming out in February, too. ;o)