Wednesday, April 6, 2022

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April 6 question - Have any of your books been made into audio books? If so, what is the main challenge in producing an audiobook?

It took me a while to learn the process of producing my books into audio. I now have 8 novels available in Amazons Audible Library. There are various sites for producing audio books, I chose Amazon. At first it was time consuming to learn the procedure: Royalty shares, promo codes, choosing a narrator...etc. In fact, I'm still learning. 

From our very own fearless leader...


By Alex J. Cavanaugh

“Cavanaugh returns to the world of his Cassa Series…for a fourth inventive space opera.” – Publisher’s Weekly


His world is unraveling…

Bassan’s father is stepping down from command. His best friend almost dies when Bassan freezes. Now, he’s being sent across the galaxy to speak at an important conference. Despite saving the eleven races years ago, he’s paralyzed by doubt. Could things get any worse?

Once there, new acquaintance Zendar convinces Bassan to visit his planet for a humanitarian mission. Bassan’s special connection to ancient technology is the key to saving Zendar’s people. One problem though—it’s a prisoner planet.

On Ugar, he discovers things aren’t so straightforward. As each truth reveals itself, the situation grows more desperate. If he can’t find the right answers, he might die along with Zendar’s people. Can Bassan summon the courage to be a hero again?

Print - 9781939844842
EBook – 9781939844859
Science Fiction – Adventure/Space Opera/Space Exploration

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  1. We continuously learn new stuff in this business :-)

    Ronel visiting for IWSG day The Difference Between Reading Books and Collecting Books

  2. That's awesome you were able to figure out how to produce your audio books. Congrast to Alex on his new release!

  3. Thanks for mentioning Alex's book.

    DLP went with ACX with royalty shares, which is the only way to go if you're on a budget.

  4. Audiobook production sounds like a steep learning curve. Congrats that you were able to learn the process and have 8 novels in the library. Learning never ends, anyway...
    Happy IWSG Day!

  5. Eight books - that's great!
    Thanks for mentioning my book.

  6. 8 books is super awesome. Congratulations Cathrina.

  7. Audio books are gaining in popularity. Congrats to Alex.

  8. You certainly have more knowledge with audiobooks than I do!

    Grats to Alex! Seeing his book everywhere. :)

  9. Eight audio books! Surely that's a great achievement.

  10. Congratulations on having nine books on audio! That's fantastic! Please keep sharing what you learn. My own experience with audio books, those promo codes, and royalty share has not been as positive. Let's persevere!

  11. Eight books on audio seems like an amazing accomplishment to me. Hard work writing and hard work changing the format. Hooray for you.

  12. Eight audiobooks is fabulous, Cathrina. You'll figure out Bookbub. Just stay with it.

  13. I imagine it's quite a steep learning curve.
    Congrats to Alex!

  14. That's fantastic you've done audiobooks! I still haven't taken that step yet myself.

  15. Way to go, Cathrina! And congrats to Alex on his new release!

  16. It's good to see Alex all over this week!

  17. Wow, eight novels into audiobooks - that's amazing! It sure doesn't sound like an easy process. I'm still on the fringes thinking about it. One of these days I'll take the leap. Congrats again to Alex!