Audiobook Release Dates

I am so excited that many of my readers are choosing to listen to Cassie Scot’s story! I myself am an audiobook reader (almost by necessity) and it gives me great pleasure to present these books to you in a format you can listen to while you drive, work, or relax.

I DO plan to have the entire Cassie Scot series record in audiobook format — have no fear!

BUT … I don’t know when it will happen. More than that, I CAN’T know when it will happen.

Here’s the quick and dirty version of how it all works:

1. When my book is listed on Amazon (and not a second before — it doesn’t matter that I have the manuscript read weeks or months in advance), I may then list the book on ACX and invite narrators to audition.

2. I choose a narrator. I hope to use the same narrator for the entire series, but it may or may not be possible. Whether it is or not, it then takes the narrator some amount of time to record it, and she may have other projects demanding her attention first. So I have to wait.

3. When the recording is finished, I have to listen to the whole book and request changes (if necessary). This usually takes me a week, because it is tedious and I can’t sit down and do it all at once. (There is also inevitably a moment when I really wish I could rewrite a sentence or two. 🙂 )

4. After the narrator has made corrections, I approve the book. At this point I STILL do not know what the exact release date will be. I can’t request one. I have to wait while…

5. ACX undergoes a quality control process. This takes “up to four weeks” (but usually not that long).

6. In the end, I never know the release date of an audiobook in advance. I learn the release date as it goes live via an e-mail saying, “Congratulations! Your book is now available on Audible.com!”

7. If you want to be one of the first to know about the release of my next audiobook, sign up for my mailing list. I will turn around and send you an e-mail as soon as ACX sends me theirs.

I truly am sorry that I can’t give you a date and let you mark your calendars. Oh, but in a perfect world! 🙂

Thank you for your support … and for your patience.

Posted in Cassie Scot, My Writing.

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