Welcome to New Year – 2019.  I know we all look forward to new things and an exciting year ahead.  May you all enjoy the fruits of your labours and positive outcomes to all your dreams and desires.  Now that the holidays are over, it’s time to get down to it.

An announcement on our side of things:  we are now offering audio & video recording and editing services.  In line with the audio end of things, we are going to be producing AUDIOBOOKS for ourselves and under contract or in partnership with other authors and rights holders.  We now have our own sound booth for cleaner and virtually “noise-free” recording as well as editing capabilities which allow us to offer crisp and clean finished products.

For those of you who are not yet familiar with audiobooks, these form the 3rd avenue of book distribution.  Obviously the first is the paper or hard copy book – both hard and soft cover.  The second is the e-book.  Think Kindle, Kobo and other downloadable formats.  The audiobook is, as the name implies, a version of the book that can be listened to.  They typically come as CD’s and the older cassettes.  More and more they are made available as downloadable digital recordings, typically as MP3’s.

Audiobooks are becoming more and more popular as time goes on.  Not everybody is fond of holding a book in hand whether hard copy or on a tablet.  With audiobooks, they can be listened to while travelling or relaxing.  The right narrator can make it pleasant and easy to listen to.  I’m working hard to refine my skills in that category.

Sandi and others have told me that I have a good voice for this sort of thing.  I’m not sure I fully agree but then I’m probably not the best judge of the quality of my own voice – lol.  I’ll take their word for it.

As with most of the things we offer, the first thing to do if you have a project you’d like us to look at is to connect.  I’d be happy to discuss it with you and together we can come up with a plan of action and a budget.  I always offer a quote to set up the parameters.  Once accepted, it becomes the contract which puts the wheels in motion.  Then the fun really begins!

As 2019 rolls out and gathers steam, stay well and stay in touch.

Herb