When I heard that Cassandra Campbell, who narrated The Help, would be doing the series, I was relieved that such a professional voice narrator would be taking on the task. Once the books were released, a whole different type of review began to roll in. Audio books are not only judged on content, but on the delivery of the narrator. Most people love the narration of the books, and I personally think Cassandra did a great job. In fact, she made the books fresh and new for me, too.
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I gained a lot of fans through the audio book versions of AS THE WORLD DIES. Quite a few asked me if my other works would be appearing on audio book soon. I contacted my agent, but she responded that it was hard to get self-published books sold to audio book companies. I was saddened by this information, but a few months later I noticed Amanda Hocking's self-published zombie series was on Audible. com. That is when I started to be hopeful that I could bring my other novels to audio.
Happily, Audible.com started a new endeavor called Audiobook Creation Exchange (ACX). It's a program that brings writers and producers/narrators together to create audio books. Strangely enough, a lot of times authors retain their audio rights when they sell to a traditional publisher, so they can sell those rights to audio book publishers. This particular program enables authors to enter into partnerships with producers of audio books. The producer creates the audio book and splits the profits with the author. It benefits both the author and producer monetarily, while providing a quality audio book to the reading public.
As of today, two of my books are in production: THE LIVING DEAD BOY AND THE ZOMBIE HUNTERS and PRETTY WHEN SHE DIES. I was able to listen to the first 15 minutes of both audio books and I was very pleased! THE LAST BASTION OF THE LIVING will also go into production in early June.
I am also presently speaking with a producer/narrator about THE TALE OF THE VAMPIRE BRIDE. Hopefully, it, too, will also be in production soon. Another has also shown interest in doing the book, so I have some options there.
I will keep you updated as more information becomes available such as release dates and if any other of my books end up being converted to audio book.