Okay peeps, A-Z is over, and I'm ready to get back to some kind of normal blogging routine! I think I said I'd only be posting on Mondays and Fridays - I have no idea how that will go yet lol.
Today, I have a story for you, and a tiny plea for help!
A few weeks ago, the amazing Carrie Butler emailed me to let me know that ACX - the home of audiobook creation is allowing authors from the UK to turn their books into audiobooks. This was just about the best news ever because - well - I REALLY wanted a piece of that!
What I underestimated by a very long way was the cost. Yes, some voiceover artists will work for a royalty share of the sales from the audiobook, but they have to be absolutely certain I will sell huge amounts so they get some compensation. I am confident I can sell Game On audiobooks, but I completely understand why a voiceover artist would be concerned about putting so much time into a project without a guarantee of a reward. Nobody wants to work for free! So, I started to look for artists at the lower end of the payment scale.
There is some amazing talent out there, but even at the lower end, I can't stretch my budget that far without some help.
SO I took the plunge and set up a Kickstarter Project. Compared to many projects, the amount I need to raise is pretty small, but even so, I am very aware that it might not work. Of course, I want it to work out, but I need to be prepared, just in case. If I don't try, I won't know!
There are, as with all Kickstarter projects, rewards for donations. If you already have what is on offer, you don't HAVE to take the reward. It's up to you!
With that said, I am going to post the link for you to take a look
at. PLEASE don't feel pressured to help out. I just figured a blog post
was the fastest way to let people know what I'm doing!
Kickstarter Project Game On Audiobook Creation