03 January 2019

Still progressing toward audiobooks

Just a quick update on this, since I know some of you are hanging out for the Touchstone audiobooks.  I'm still saving up for them (I need to save up all the money first, since I don't want to risk needing to change narrators between books).  I am hoping to shift to hiring someone around the middle of the year.

Sadly the Australian dollar is very low at the moment, which means if I go with an overseas producer it will cost quite a bit more than originally expected.  Still, since I want an Australian voice for the narration, I'm looking at local companies first to see if any of them are viable.

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  1. Awesome! I hope that the price becomes reasonable. I look forward to introducing my husband to Stray and the Singularity book on road trips.

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  2. How much does this cost? Are you open to receiving contributions to help affordability?

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  3. How much does the audio book process cost? Are you open to receiving contributions to help with affordability?

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  4. I'm eager to know if you will have anymore books coming in the Touchstone series. My curiosity is killing me! They went to Earth for a year! Good gravy, girl! What's the outcome of that little adventure? Sheesh! I'm totally in love with all the characters and want more, more, more, more, more!

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  5. Hi Jennifer - the cost of audiobooks varies depending on the individual narrator and the length of the book. Professional narration is generally $100-$200 per finished hour (or even more). I'd rather not crowdsource the costs - it puts too much pressure on me to deliver a product in a timely manner.

    As for Touchstone, I will revisit it one day (many years from now) to at least write Sue's book, but not any time soon.

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  6. Wow, I'm so excited to hear there are going to be audiobooks!! I have reread the books so many times I've lost count! ;-)
    Will the audiobooks be available in Europe as well? Perhaps via Amazon or Audible? I'd love to purchase them! Kind regards :-)

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    1. They'll be widely distributed, including with Audible.

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