ACX audiobook production started just before Christmas with my first accepted audition and contract signed! And with an American accent too! Unfortunately, once I had finished the book, the author completely stopped talking to me. It was only US$100, so I’ll live. And, frankly, his book was shit anyway, so at least I didn’t have to tell him I wouldn’t market for it. Trust me. If I tell you a book is worth reading or listening to, then it is. If I make an audio book and don’t tell you anything about it, then...well…

Anyway, with another round of auditions in the bag, and with significant upgrades in audio quality - today I figured out how to create peaks of exactly -3db, the Audible standard, as opposed to a few decimal points off. I know. That’s literally the most exciting thing that’s happened to me recently. Sigh.

This recent round opened up another audition and offer. This one looks worth recommending, although I haven’t read it all yet… Watch, or listen, to this space.

So I blitzed a bunch more auditions, trying to figure out the magic number of ‘how many auditions for an offer?’ And my American accent has improved. I’ve even learned a Southern accent (as well as worked on Wisconsin)

Perhaps of most interest is that I am one chapter away from finishing my first science fiction novel, ‘The Future is Then’. I’ll blog properly about that later.