I've been dying to spread this news ever since I found out, and now it's official. Audible has bought the audio rights to Shade and its 2011 sequel Shift and will make them into audio books!
I an insanely thrilled about this. This will be my first audio book, the first time I get to hear my words read by a professional (i.e., someone other than myself). Back when my daily commute was longer than a walk down the hall, I scarfed up audio books from the local library like crazy. So to have my own works in this format will be pretty amazing.
Audible is the world's largest publisher of downloadable books, and they have a special relationship (not sure if that's the technical term) with iTunes to make their books easily found and downloaded from there, as well as on Amazon, etc.
Also, the audio books will be distributed in "physical copy" by Brilliance. (CDs, I assume, or whatever newfangled technology is being used--back in my day it was books on tape, and we got whatever mangled, abridged, chopped up version was available, and we liked it! Except when Cassette #10 out of 12 was all garbled, or when our favorite book ever (The Talisman by Stephen King and Peter Straub) had a narrator who read every sentence like THIS. So that the emphasis was on the very last WORD. No matter how it was WRITTEN. Until we wanted to throw it out the WINDOW. But we couldn't because it belonged to the LIBRARY. So we got very ANGRY. And are now venting publicly about it for the first TIME. And it feels GOOD. (See how annoying that is?--I mean, see how annoying that IS?)
So if you prefer to hold the Shade audio book in your hands, you'll be able to do that, too. Just don't try to turn the pages.
I don't have an official release date yet, but I would presume the audio books will come out at the same time or shortly after the release of the hardcover.
everyone say it with me...
Okay, it's back to the rewrite dungeon for me. Have a great weekend!
Labels: SHADE series