Overload Flux Is Now an Audiobook

Overload Flux Is Now an Audiobook

Overload Flux is now an audiobook, and I'm thrilled! Since I first started publishing it and the Central Galactic Concordance series, an audiobook version has been the number one request from readers.

 

The thing is, good quality audiobook production ain't cheap. Experienced and professional narrators like the fabulous and ultra-cool Nicole Poole are well worth the per-finished-hour price they charge. Good production values make it a pleasure to listen to the ten plus hours of an audiobook. For independent authors like me, that's fair chunk of upfront investment that I won't see a return on for a few years.

Indie Authors Choices

As an independent author, I can publish books myself, or I can license the rights to a publisher. For a whole host of reasons, I am currently not interested in working with a traditional publisher for ebooks or print books. The publishing industry is experiencing the old Chinese curse, “may you live in interesting times.” Traditional publishers are, for the most part, behaving badly toward their authors—long lead times, rights grabs, cookie-cutter marketing plans, pitifully poor royalty shares, etc. This is nothing new; they've treated authors like replaceable commodities for at least the last century.

What is new is that now, thanks to Amazon, Kobo, iBooks, Nook, etc., authors have a choice. If I invest in my books with professional editing, professional cover design, and marketing, I get to keep far more of the profits. My risk, my reward.

Audiobook production is the one area where I've always said that I'd definitely consider the traditional publisher model, because of the steep upfront investment cost. Also, because the digital publishing revolution has brought the advent of several audiobook publishing companies that have sane and reasonable contract terms and fair royalty rates. I haven't pursued them, but somehow, the author gods were smiling on me earlier this year, and Tantor Media came knocking at my door.

Audiobook for Fans

And so, ta-da! Overload Flux is now an audiobook. What's more, Tantor has licensed the next three books in the series (Minder Rising, Pico's Crush, and Jumper's Hope), and expect those to be out in the coming months. They'll all be available at the major booksellers, plus some that specialize in audiobooks.

If audiobooks are your cup of catnip tea, here are places you can buy Overload Flux today:

Tantor Media Apple iTunes Amazon – Audible Kobo AudioBooks.com Google Play

Overload Flux is now an audiobook

P.S. If you do read the book with your ears, please tell me what you think. I love my own stories, so I'm not an objective judge.
 

Overload Flux is now an audiobook

 

 

4 Comments


  1. I bought your audiobook from Audible and I’m enjoying it so far (at chapter 10). The narrator is a bit stiff, but I haven’t decided if that’s because she’s ready from the heroine’s point of view. It’s not to say she’s bad – not at all. I’ll definitely buy the following books as they become available.

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    1. I’m glad to hear it. (Oh, look, a pun!) Mairwen, the heroine, is stiff when it comes to knowing how to handle normal human interactins, so I give the narrator, Nicole, credit for portraying her that way. I’ll be interested to hear what you think of the rest of it, once you finish this book.

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  2. Hi, I finished the book and am looking forward to grabbing up the rest of them. 🙂 I got lost in the story and “stopped hearing” the narrator so to speak – which I’d say is a good sign in an audiobook. I was happy to read that the next three are scheduled close together so I don’t have to wait a long time to get back to your universe.

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    1. Thank you! I’m glad to be able to make my universe available for audiobook fans.

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