Audio Books–A Mystery? Pamela Thibodeaux Gives Us Insight on How Hers Came About

Even wonder about the process of putting out an audio book? I know I have. It must be difficult for an author to turn over her or his book baby to someone who will interpret it for listeners.

Pamela Thibodeaux, who released an audio book just last month, describes a bit about how hers came about.

Nothing beats holding a book in my hands. However I’ve come to love my Kindle and appreciate the few audio books I own. I’ve heard that audio books sales are booming and beginning to take up more and more of total book sales across the board. That fact aside, I love offering my products in every available venue to attract readers of all kinds. But, thinking it was expensive or complicated, I put this venture off. 

One day I read a series of blog posts by Nancy Cohen and thought, “What the heck?” I listed Tempered Hearts and then searched for a narrator, basically followed Nancy’s advice to the letter. Finding a narrator is the trickiest part, especially since I wanted one that would accept royalty share only, however, once I found her, she recorded. I reviewed. She made corrections. I reviewed. I approved.

Then in about 2-3 weeks ACX sent notification that the book was available. It’s been a harrowing but exciting venture and I’m SO excited Tempered Dreams is available now too. Tempered Fire is in production and should be out in March/April 2020. Tempered Joy will come later in the year.

I’m sure there are more complicated, or perhaps better, ways to produce an audio book. Using ACX ties me into a 7 year contract for distribution and royalty share. But for authors with limited budgets, I believe this is an amazing program and would recommend it to anyone who wants to expand their audience.

Blurb: Dr. Scott Hensley (introduced in Tempered Hearts) has built a wall around his heart since the death of his wife and parents.  Katrina Simmons is recovering from scars inflicted on her as a battered wife.  Can dreams be renewed and faith strengthened?  Can they find joy and peace in God’s love and in love for one another?  

Purchase Links:

Kindle http://amzn.to/1vJEqjk

Amazon Print:http://amzn.to/1q4Q8hV

Nook http://bit.ly/1QjniHY

B&N Print: http://bit.ly/1PYECpI

Smashwordshttp://bit.ly/173ypSN

Audio: http://bit.ly/TemperedDreamsAudio    

 Author bio: Award-winning author Pamela S. Thibodeaux is the Co-Founder and a lifetime member of Bayou Writers Group in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Multi-published in romantic fiction as well as creative non-fiction, her writing has been tagged as, “Inspirational with an Edge!” ™ and reviewed as “steamier and grittier than the typical Christian novel without decreasing the message.” Sign up to receive Pam’s newsletter and get a FREE short story!

Links:

Website address: http://www.pamelathibodeaux.com

Blog: http://pamswildroseblog.blogspot.com

Newsletter: http://bit.ly/psthibnewsletter

Face Book: http://facebook.com/pamelasthibodeaux

Twitter: http://twitter.com/psthib @psthib

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/pamelasthibodea/

Amazon Author Page: http://amzn.to/1jUVcdU

BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/pamela-s-thibodeaux

Instagram: https://instagram.com/pamelasthibodeauxauthor    

MEDIEVAL MONDAY: BAMBI LYNN FEATURES A CELEBRATION SCENE FROM MAREK

TODAY’S TANTALIZING TREAT IS FROM MULTI-TALENTED BAMBI LYNN, WHO GIVES US A LOOK AT HER EXCITING TIME-TRAVEL NOVEL , MAREK. It’s the fist book in The Knights of Stonebridge series.

AND IF YOU’RE FOLLOWING ALONG WITH MY EXCERPT FROM ROARK AND ALYSS’S STORY, YOU’LL FIND IT ON BAMBI’S BLOG: https://bambilynnblog.wordpress.com/

BLURB:

Boring accountant, Kitty Petty, struggles to get through each day one at a time since the brutal murder of her husband. She spends every free moment caring for her young daughter, until the night she wakes to find her bed on fire.

Kitty doesn’t know how she got to the year 1196, much less how to get back. But if she doesn’t, her daughter will be institutionalized. Having failed to save her child from the clutches of a madman. Kitty vows to protect her future. But going back to her time means risking her own life and separating her from the knight she has grown to love.

Marek Stone wants to protect his wife from the people of Stonebridge. Katherine has been declared a demon after her miraculous rise from the funeral pyre, and the villagers want justice.

Kitty must return if she has any hope of saving her daughter. However, the knight who loves her will do anything to make her stay.

BUY LINK: 

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HTNV5F0/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=bourdbooks-20&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B00HTNV5F0&linkId=257792fe5012095e3ec7f85afd284768

EXCERPT:

Thane, who sat next to Bria, leaned behind his niece to speak to her. “Sister,” he said with a lowered voice only she could hear. “I have been forced to contend with talk of you among many of the villagers. It is not wise for you to suddenly appear out of a fire. I can only do so much to protect you. I beg you not do it again.”

Kitty smiled at him. “I promise.” She reached beneath the table and pulled out one of the carpet bags she’d brought with her. “I have something for you.”

Follow Bambi’s excerpt next week at: https://www.cathymacraeauthor.com/bits-n-bobs-author-blog

Want more? Check out Bambi’s web site: www.bambilynn.net

Here’s where you can find my excerpts throughout the round.

Nov. 25:          https://www.laurel-odonnell.com/blog.html

Dec. 2              https://www.marymorganauthor.com/blog

Dec. 9              https://bambilynnblog.wordpress.com/

Dec. 16            https://sherryewing.com/blog/

Dec. 23            http://ruthacasie.blogspot.com/

Dec. 30            https://judithmarshallauthor.com/blog/

Jan. 6               https://www.cathymacraeauthor.com/bits-n-bobs-author-blog

Jan. 13             http://lanemcfarland.com/blog/

Jan. 20             https://www.ashleyyorkauthor.com/blog

Jan. 27             http://www.barbarabettis.com/index.php/blog/



MEDIEVAL MONDAY~~ CELEBRATIONS Mary Morgan Brings TO WEAVE A HIGHLAND TAPESTRY

Today you have a special treat in store– a peek at an exciting new book. Help me welcome my friend and fellow Rose author, award-winning Mary Morgan, with her new entry in her popular Order of the Dragon Knights series, TO WEAVE A HIGHLAND TAPESTRY. The book will be out in just one week–Monday, Dec. 9.
BLURB:

Patrick MacFhearguis, hardened by battles won and lost, desires what he can never have—peace within his heart and soul.  Yet, the ever-meddling Fae weave a new journey for him to conquer—a task this highlander is determined to resist.

When skilled weaver, Gwen Hywel, is commissioned to create a tapestry for the MacFhearguis clan, she embraces the assignment. While seeking out ideas, she finds herself clutching the one thread that can alter the tapestry of her life and heart.

A man conflicted by past deeds. A woman with no family of her own. Is it possible for love to unravel an ancient past, in order to claim two badly scarred hearts? Or will the light of hope be doused forever?

Buy Links: 

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Weave-Highland-Tapestry-Dragon-Knights-ebook/dp/B07Z2ZWQW7/

Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/to-weave-a-highland-tapestry-mary-morgan/1134375461?ean=9781509229079

AppleBooks: https://books.apple.com/us/book/to-weave-a-highland-tapestry/id1483415813?mt=1

Book Page: https://www.marymorganauthor.com/to-weave-a-highland-tapestry

EXCERPT:

She tilted her head to the side. Her joyful expression faded. “May I ask why?”

Reaching for her hand, he caressed her fingers. “Never. Leòmhann has seen many a Midwinter feast, but no one dared to place these kissing boughs within the castle.”

Once again, Patrick was reminded of the curse which surrounded his home. He looked down at her tiny hand. What could he offer Gwen? Why did he continue to pursue her without the promise of tomorrow? Should he confess all to her now?

Follow along next week on Ashley’s blog here: https://www.ashleyyorkauthor.com/blog For last week’s excerpt: https://www.cathymacraeauthor.com/bits-n-bobs-author-blog



Here’s where you can find my excerpts throughout the round.

Nov. 25:          https://www.laurel-odonnell.com/blog.html

Dec. 2              https://www.marymorganauthor.com/blog

Dec. 9              https://bambilynnblog.wordpress.com/

Dec. 16            https://sherryewing.com/blog/

Dec. 23            http://ruthacasie.blogspot.com/

Dec. 30            https://judithmarshallauthor.com/blog/

Jan. 6               https://www.cathymacraeauthor.com/bits-n-bobs-author-blog

Jan. 13             http://lanemcfarland.com/blog/

Jan. 20             https://www.ashleyyorkauthor.com/blog

Jan. 27             http://www.barbarabettis.com/index.php/blog/



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