So now that Base Spirits is out there in e-book form (Kindle http://www.amazon.com/Base-Spirits-ebook/dp/B005L38G8E/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1315163319&sr=1-1 and also Smashwords http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/84640 ), I am readying a print version. I will see the proof by week's end, which is very exciting. All things going to plan, I will be able to have a launch in my hometown of Stratford while the weather is still decent.
Stay tuned for that...
In the meantime, a producer friend has been in touch and wants to record an audiobook version. Since my 'day job' is writing described video for the visually impaired and I am a trained narrator, this seems a natural next step.
I am very glad that he found me, too. It feels right when opportunities just sort of present themselves. That has been a huge lesson in this entire journey so far-- if you build it, they WILL come! I haven't started any sort of marketing blitz as of yet, but in the works are blog interviews, reviews, cross promotions, and I've already done guest blogs, had a feature e-magazine article here: http://www.startstratford.com/#!__portals, and a 'featured author' spot on a UK bookstore's page here: http://www.canterburybooks.co.uk/authors/modern/ruth-barrett. These things all found me, so God only knows what I'll find when I go looking in earnest.
And you, oh fellow authors? Has anyone out there had a chance to record their own words as an audiobook? I'd love to hear all about it. (Sorry-- terrible, unintentional puns are a family curse.)