Being a part of Bibliophile’s Workshop’s many different blog tours,“ will give you the opportunity to read various novels, spanning many genres and writing styles, along with helping share new, promising titles with readers all across the internet.
Information About the Book:
Keep your eyes peeled for two cover images of the sequels in Greg Wilkey’s Mortimer Drake series below that both carry links to a special Rafflecopter Widget, from where you must complete different tasks in order to earn entries, to increase the chances of possibly winning an audiobook. All winners are chosen randomly, so your cumulative number of entries does not automatically qualify you as a selected winner. It only increases the probability that you may be one of the chosen winners.
Fortunately, the contest is open to everyone, worldwide, since we are giving away digital editions of the audiobook, not physical CD or cassette copies as those do not exist. The contest ends at Midnight, May 2nd 2015, and the three winners will be promptly informed via email, bearing the very exciting news that they are one of the lucky winners of this dramatic audio-recording from Auspicious Apparatus Press of the first book in Greg Wilkey’s four book Mortimer Drake series.
Day #1 Post: The Emerging Self-Published/ Indie Publishing Audiobook Market, Statement from Todd Barselow, Owner of Auspicious Apparatus Press:
“Audiobooks have been around for a while, most people know that. I remember as a kid checking out ‘books on tape’ from the library (then it was CDs when they came out), although the selection was mediocre at best at my library. I always wanted more. So, the audiobook is not really a new concept by any means. The prevalence of audiobooks is still a bit lower than what I would have thought after doing some research in preparation to produce audiobook editions of some of the books that I’ve worked on and which I optioned the audio rights through Auspicious Apparatus Press.
Looking at audiobooks from a royalty standpoint, as an author (independent or traditional) you hold the right to have audio versions of your works produced, if you didn’t sell those rights to a publisher with the print and ebook rights. Audiobooks are another income channel that you could be taking advantage of–which is what we at Auspicious Apparatus Press are doing. Sure, there’s an initial investment, just as with other versions of your books, but it’s worth it in the long run to give readers more options. And, if people are like me, they’ll own all or as many different versions of the books by the authors they love as they can. I almost always buy the physical, ebook, and audiobook editions of my favorite authors (King, Rice, Koontz, etc…). Not everyone can or does do that, but for those of us who do it’s nice to have the audiobook option.
-Todd Bareselow, Owner of Auspicious Apparatus Press–
Tomorrow’s post will feature three previously published reviews of the first three Mortimer Drake books I wrote approximately two years ago! They will be republished here, to go along with the week-long theme of this special blog tour!