Audiobooks: If You Love Them, Holler I
Somehow the comments section of my “review” of Tough Love on Goodreads has become a Q&A, and at the moment the discussion is audiobooks. When Special Delivery was at Dreamspinner, they released an audio version of it, and apparently it’s a cult classic. I listened to a few lines, it felt weird to hear some dude reading my words, and I bugged out. But the people who love it LOVE IT. Now there is sadness in the land because no one knows if Samhain will do an audiobook.
The problem is I don’t know how many people actually want this format, particularly for my books, specifically for this series. I have heard audiobooks are cost-prohibitive to produce; though when I googled to cite this, I found a zillion links about how easy and profitable it is. I don’t know the reality.
Samhain bought the rights to the audio to I’m pretty sure all my books they’ve contracted with me. There does seem to be some precedent, but this may have been an experiment that didn’t pan out. I honestly have no idea.
That said, I told people I’d make a blog post where the devotees of audiobooks can come and wax enthusiastic. I have no idea how many licks it takes to make it worthwhile for a publisher nor any other factor involved: you could fill six pages of comments and it might not make a difference. But if you’re inclined, this is your moment. This is the place. Knock yourself out.