Well, we’ve started the process over at Shadoe Publishing of getting my best-selling book Doctored out as a book on tape. Do they even put them on tape anymore? I guess we could just say a book on Audible because that’s where it’s all at. I’m really pleased with the audition I got for it and I’ve put this ‘teaser’ up on my website for Doctored.
This is the first of I hope many, we will see what or who comes in to audition for other books I am planning on releasing this way.
The first time I heard a book on tape, I believe was the Harry Potter books. My sons and I would listen to them as we commuted between our two homes in California (four hours, one way) and many times we would stop in Morro Bay, sit by the rock, and listen to them for an extra hour or so. Jim Dahl, the recording artist/actor did a brilliant job and his voices, were great. We all really enjoyed the experience. The rule was, you had to have read the book first, or we couldn’t listen to the tapes, and later the discs. It made for some frantic reading, but it also gave both my boys an appreciation for the books. My mother, the first time she heard the story read to her this way was charmed by it, and admitted how much she enjoyed the experience.
My second most memorable time that I listened to an audio recording of a book was The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith, and I only listened to that because the movie Carol was coming out and it was a book about a woman/woman relationship. Come on, Cate Blanchett? Who wouldn’t want to watch her?
I hope you will watch this space (my blog), sign up for it and, if you haven’t read the book already, at least go to my website to listen to the clip…maybe even by the Audible recording when it comes out.
Thanks for your support!
Meanwhile, check out my other books and whatnot!