CURRENT WIP: I’m writing Macy and Colin’s book from The Proposal. I will reveal title and blurb when I get cover art (speaking of which, I forgot to pick the images for the cover art so my artist is in a holding pattern.)
Other stuff coming over the next year: special promos and box sets and an author merch store.
AUDIO: I’m hoping to relaunch my audio efforts by the end of next year. I will be selling audio DIRECT to readers (with full instructions on how to get it onto your listening device.) I will also be offering a LARGE sample of the audiobook so you get a really GOOD taste and KNOW you will love it. (probably something like the first 5 chapters.) I don’t plan to sell any future audiobooks at Audible. At all. Their terms and policies have become nonviable for me. I can afford to do audio and earn out if I can hold onto more of my own profits and not have an unethical returns system stealing out of my pocket.
I will say I’ve never been happier to be making shitty money at Audible. As someone who was just getting into audio anyway, I don’t have a strong enough position there for it to be a hit to leave them. And I think going wide where I’m “also” in Audible, not only does it give me a bad royalty rate of only 25%, but most people who CAN shop at Audible WILL shop at Audible no matter how predatory their practices are to authors.
So I feel like I can’t have one foot in and one foot out. The books in there currently are under 7 year contract so I can’t get out for a while (unless they decide to formally “netflix” Audible, then they’d have to let those of us who don’t consent out of the contract.) But I won’t be putting any more books in their system at all unless significant changes are made with how that company treats author/narrator partners.