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Friday, April 08, 2016

Prodigious Audio Publisher Shares Audio Books, Tips

My psychological thriller, The Prodigal Son, is now available as an audio book on iTunes and Audible via Amazon.com
The Prodigal Son is a story about a teenager's refusal to attend school which leads to criminal charges against his parents and disastrous consequences for him. His parent's recent divorce, his father's hasty remarriage, his brother's leaving for college leave Andrew Tibbet in a desperate whirlwind of emotions. Using revenge as his weapon of choice Andrew sets out to destroy his family emotionally and financially. Psychologist, Allyson Freemont, comes to understand the boy's anger and frustration when she learns the disturbing truth about what's been happening behind closed doors.
If you enjoy listening to books, contact me for a FREE coupon for The Prodigal Son. I'd like to hear from you. (Limited time.) 
You can find The Prodigal Son here Amazon.com/dp/B01BPGJNQO
In addition to The Prodigal Son, I've now published five other audio books all via ACX. They can be found here:
Suffer the Little Children 

Sins of the Father 

Amazing Grace

'Tis Herself: Short Story Collection

Beyond the Inkblots: Confusion to Harmony 

I do a 50/50 royalty deal with the narrator. This does not cost me any money up front and it also opens up an entirely new source of contacts. The narrators have their own network and are eager to promote the audio book to earn royalties and to grow their talents with more and more exposure within their theatrical world.
Audio books are my biggest sales revenue. The audience is a smaller but these folks are eager to find new books in audio format. Not too many authors publish audio books, thus, there is less competition for those of those of us who do.
It's an easy process via ACX (Audio Creation Exchange) and it's FREE. 
Find them at http://ACX.com .
Please tell your SWW subscribers to give it a try ~

~  Valerie Allen  ~
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The Prodigal Son
Amazing Grace
Sins of the Father
Suffer The Little Children
'Tis Herself: Short Story Volume One
Summer School for Smarties
Bad Hair, Good Hat, New Friends
Write, Publish, Sell! 2 ed
Beyond the Inkblots: Confusion to Harmony

 Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of This Is the Place; Harkening: A Collection of Stories Remembered; Tracings, a chapbook of poetry; and how to books for writers including the award-winning second edition of, The Frugal Book Promoter: How to get nearly free publicity on your own or by partnering with your publisher; The multi award-winning second edition of The Frugal Editor; and Great Little Last Minute Editing Tips for Writers . The Great First Impression Book Proposal is her newest booklet for writers. She has three FRUGAL books for retailers including A Retailer’s Guide to Frugal In-Store Promotions: How To Increase Profits and Spit in the Eyes of Economic Downturns with Thrifty Events and Sales Techniques. Some of her other blogs are TheNewBookReview.blogspot.com, a blog where authors can recycle their favorite reviews. She also blogs at all things editing, grammar, formatting and more at The Frugal, Smart and Tuned-In Editor .


  1. Splitting the royalty is a much better deal.

  2. I used this narrator, Sheila Cavalette, for five of my audio books, and I couldn't ask for more. She is easy to work with and highly professional. She is also a good promoter! It's all a win-win ~

  3. Thanks for sharing this Carolyn. I listen to audio books from Audible and my online library all the time! I've always wanted to narrate my book. Okay, another task for my "To Do" list.


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