Scene: Condo Fitness Center in Mauna Lani, the Big Island. I’m puffing away on a stairmaster when a guy comes in, hops on the treadmill next to me, says hello, downs liquid energy from a tiny bottle and starts walking. Turns out he’s a talk-show radio man (great voice!) from Seattle. I blurt: “You do audio books?” Turns out he’s retiring and wants to read for audio books among other projects. “I’ll be cheap,” he says.
So I have this guy’s phone number and I don’t know what to do with it. Tell me, my author friends. How many of you are shelling out money for audio books? At what point in a writer’s career is this a smart move? How much does it cost for a high-priced reader? What might I pay for a ‘cheap’ reader?
Is there a whole new set of social networking avenues for selling audio books (meaning I’ll have to double my promo efforts)?
Help me out, buds!
Sidenote: LIE CATCHERS released worldwide this month, in all formats. Yippee! Here are the Amazon and Wild Rose Press buy sites:
Two unsolved murders will tear apart an Alaska fishing town unless a writer and a government agent reveal their secret obsessions.
Treasury agent Parker Browne is working undercover in Petersburg, Alaska to investigate a money scam and a murder. His prime suspect, Liv Hanson, is a freelance writer struggling to save her family’s business. Free spirited, full of life, and with a talent for catching liars, she fascinates Parker.
Trying to prove she’s a legitimate writer who cares about Petersburg’s issues, Liv pens a series of newspaper articles about an old, unsolved murder. When her cold case ties in with Parker’s investigation, bullets start to fly.
Parker understands money trails, and Liv knows the town residents. But he gave up on love two years ago, and she trusts no one, especially with her carefully guarded secret. If they mesh their skills to find the killers, will they survive the fallout?