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My audiobook original from Blackstone Audio

Postby John Dodds » Fri Jan 09, 2015 12:43 pm

My third audiobook produced by Blackstone Audio, Inc, is available on 1 February. It's narrated by the amazing John Lee, who had done audiobooks by many big name authors, including George R.R. Martin and Jo Nesbo, among countless others.

You can hear an extract from "Babylon Slide" right now here: http://www.blackstonelibrary.com/babylon-slide.

I am particularly excited because I know John Lee's work from some audiobooks I bought, most recently Graham Joyce's rather brilliant "Some Kind of Fairy Tale".

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Re: My audiobook original from Blackstone Audio

Postby TerryRodgers » Fri Jan 09, 2015 1:49 pm

Congrats John.

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Re: My audiobook original from Blackstone Audio

Postby John Dodds » Fri Jan 09, 2015 10:42 pm

Thanks, Terry.

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Re: My audiobook original from Blackstone Audio

Postby tinachris » Tue Jan 20, 2015 2:22 pm

Congratulations John. I'm confused though: is your book available in print/electronically, or only in audio form? If only in audio, why/how did that come to pass, since audio rights are usually sold only after print/electronic? Congrats, though.

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Re: My audiobook original from Blackstone Audio

Postby John Dodds » Sat Jan 24, 2015 3:52 am

I first came to Blackstone's attention by releasing my first (small press) novel as a free podiobook. Someone who knew one of the top people in Blackstone loved the audiobook, flagged it up with Blackstone. They were so keen the asked if I had a follow up, which I had just finished writing - they had a reader in New York read my manuscript and she recommended they pick it up. Next thing I knew I got a contract not only for the second novel, Kali's Kiss, but the first one, Bone Machines, too. All I had to do was withdraw my free version and they then made professional, commercial versions of both novels.

In answer to your question about print first - no. Bone Machines was small press (which I got got the rights back) and Kali's Kiss never went to a print publisher. Blackstone publishes some "audiobook originals", which means straight to audio. Bone Machines is currently available as an ebook, however, through Just Imagine It Ink.

Similarly, I was asked by Blackstone for the third novel, Babylon Slide, which they read, liked and decided to publish as an audiobook.

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Re: My audiobook original from Blackstone Audio

Postby Elease Singh » Wed Jan 28, 2015 2:50 am

Congratulations John. Is John Lee the one who portrayed Trevor Goodchild?

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Re: My audiobook original from Blackstone Audio

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