Book Expo America: ready set go!

I'm in NYC and ready for Book Expo America, which starts tomorrow. I've got my list of publishers and other contacts I plan to make for Pro Audio Voices as well as for DoodleeBooks, Bay Area Independent Publishers Assn., and Dead Man's Wake. Working out of the most colorful and artistic booth in the show, Global PSD, I've got about 65 booths I've selected to [...]

By |2015-05-26T13:31:12-07:00May 26th, 2015|Audiobooks, Marketing, News, Publishing|0 Comments

Highland Treasure and more in Pro Audio Voices store!

I'm excited to announce some more recent audiobook launches! There are several NEW TITLES available in the Pro Audio Voices shop. And several more still waiting for you to discover them. Sooooo, what's your genre? Scottish romance: Highland Treasure by Mary McCall Travel: Travels in an American Imagination by Lee Foster Non-fiction financial planning: Naked in the Nursing Home by Harold Lustig Children's (ages 4-9): Grandmother [...]

Folk story collection coming soon!

One of my favorite things to do is to bring stories to life, and some of my favorite audiences are kids. Well, I'm really excited about a project I've been collaborating on with Vlatka Herzberg. She and I met through Bay Area Independent Publishers Association, an excellent organization of which I currently serve as President. Vlatka is a spinner of folk stories that read much like [...]

BBC mini-series prospect – it’s that good

I had the great pleasure of narrating A Daughter's Inheritance by Geraldine Boyce into the audiobook that is now available on Audible.com. What I love about this book is first how well it is written. Geraldine Boyce does a wonderful job of creating vivid and distinct characters that we care about and come to love. Following six generations of women and their families, some of whom we [...]

Raising Yourself Audiobook is NOW available!

EXCITING NEWS! Raising Yourself: Making the Right Choices is now available on Audible! I have a favor to ask: if you decide to get it FREE, please click on the Audible link in the right sidebar. It will help me out and won't change a thing for you. Thanks!* Even better: you can get it FREE if you are not yet a member of Audible [...]

Article about Text to Speech

I was recently invited to guest blog for Joel Friedlander's exceptionally fine blog about an interview I conducted with someone from iSpeech, offering Text to Speech technology. They had expressed an interest in connecting with authors in Bay Area Independent Publishers Association, an organization on whose board I serve. I invite you to check it out and make comments here: Joel's blog  

By |2013-12-02T11:34:36-08:00December 2nd, 2013|Audiobooks, Marketing, News, Publishing|0 Comments

Spotlight article about Becky

Thanks to Linda Jay Geldens for her spotlight post at http://www.baipa.info/! (Only a minor correction that the daughter living in "Los Angeles" is actually in the SF Bay Area.) Next podcast coming soon! And a new Sneak Preview will also appear soon - the science fiction novel AsterIce by B.L. Bates. That audio will be ready in time for holiday gift-giving for your sci-fi friends. Have [...]

By |2013-12-02T11:31:00-08:00October 23rd, 2013|Audiobooks, Marketing, News, Podcast, Publishing|0 Comments

Using Audio to Sell Books

Here's some shared wisdom from Penny Sansevieri, author of Red Hot Internet Publicity: We all know that audio can be a powerful way to engage your audience, but can it really help you make a book sale? You bet it can. Though with all the focus on eBooks is there any room for audio-anything? Yes, and in fact in February of this year the Audio [...]

By |2013-12-02T11:31:14-08:00October 10th, 2013|Audiobooks, Marketing, News, Publishing|0 Comments
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