I wrote the body of this blog post before I wrote the title and when I came to write the title and realised I was going to be so blunt about things, I had to come back down to the basics of the post itself and do some rewrites as I have said it all in eight little words.
For anyone who has been wondering where the new Hannah Robbins book is and for anyone who likes listening to their books audibly this is what’s been happening.
I’m really thrilled and excited to be able to say that a short time ago I signed a three book deal with Audible, the largest provider of audio books to the listening market. I was absolutely stunned when they approached me and even more stunned when they offered the three book deal based on reading Shallow Waters. Audible think the books will work well in audio format and I am delighted that Hannah Robbins is going to be made available in a format that will make her within reach to people who may otherwise not have read her. The short of sight, or disabled who find holding books or ereaders difficult. People who find reading difficult. Audio books are a whole new world of books, another format of reading that should be embraced and as you can tell, I am overjoyed to be a part of the Audible family.
Audible are currently in the process of creating Shallow Waters and will release it on completion.
In relation to book 2, we are working towards a simultaneous release, which means the ebook and paperback will be delayed because it takes 3 months for an audio book to be created after a manuscript is finished in its entirety. So, for that, I apologise, but it does mean that you will have the option to get the audio version at the same time if you wanted to and it would sync with the ebook version, or just the audio version if you preferred.
So, I am now officially a hybrid author. A foot in both camps of the self and traditional publishing worlds. It feels good. Things are going smoothly. Book 2 will be with you next year as it’s close to completion but not quite (you’d rather wait for a better book than a rushed book I hope.)
And to celebrate this momentous news, I am putting Shallow Waters on a FREE price promotion so that anyone who hasn’t read it can pick it up and see what they think of Hannah Robbins and her team in Nottingham. It’s FREE in all countries across the Amazon board, so whichever one you shop in, you will be able to pick it up without paying out a single piece of currency for the next three days. Today through to Thursday. Here are the quick links to Amazon UK and Amazon US.
Are you an audio book listener?