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  1. #11
    We're up to chapter 18 now, so roughly about halfway through the novel. I had a call from the narrator yesterday, mostly to sort out over the phone how one particular character needed portraying. It's funny what you expect, but I thought he'd read an extract over the phone. Instead, he shifted and changed his voice on speck with no prompt, using different ones until I heard what I was after. It was really something to hear over the phone. I just wish I could take this chap to the author meets so he could do the readings lol. Might look weird stuffed into my suitcase, though...
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  2. #12
    Well, I have the cover art ready now. Dimensions are more square, but thank God I'm not messing with them. Last time I handled dimensions, I bought some huge catering soup pans (and we're talking industrial size) instead of normal-on-the-hob-at-home kind.
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  3. #13
    Oh wow, the full audio's been done: 39 chapters, opening and closing credits, plus 5-minute teaser extract. Once the narrator uploads it to ACX, I approve it. Now ACX takes two weeks to check sound quality etc, then they distribute to Amazon, Audible, and iTunes.

    Really excited about this! The narrator's done an awesome job, and in such a great turnaround time.

    The codes ACX provide for reviews act a lot like being on KU: you get paid for them all. So if you have 25 codes to give out, you still get paid for them, both you and the narrator. I think you have about 25, but I'm not sure about that. I've got some reviewing blogs lined up for some, but the codes can g out to Audible members too, so you're able to give them to core readers too.

    It's still new ground as I'm not used to audio, but marketing is the same no matter the format. Luckily I started a FB Reviewing Blog Directory for LGBT authors, where reviewing blogs come in and add their reviewing submission details, including those who takes audio reviews. I knew it would come in useful, lol...
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  4. #14
    I'm not sure if this is a good idea, lol, but I'm doing an interview with the narrator, only issue: I've opened questions up to my readers. And get a load of dark BDSM romance readers in my genre with a narrator who's narrating dark BDSM romance and... lol. I'm just glad my narrator's got a sense of humor! He'll need it with this gorgeous lot....
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  5. #15
    Okay, so putting together the marketting for this interview and release, I've been doing some banner artwork for the reviewing company who is hosting the interview and the readers involved. I don't mind doing the banner work, to be honest, especially as the blog host has taken a front seat for the interviews. At least I can do something. The square image in the last banner is the cover for the audio.

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