Oh man. My old lady status may be revoked. I know I’m only 32, but I’m not a fan of book trailers and audiobooks, ebooks are okay but I prefer the good old fashion method of actually holding a physical copy as I turn pages.
Book trailers weird me out. I mean trailers are for movies right? Books are about imagination, not visual stimulation. But everything is about marketing now, and if a trailer helps reach readers, maybe they aren’t so bad.
I can’t believe I just sad that. Me. Blah
I’ve given ebooks a fair shot. They are nice. I like to fill my kinlde with books to test them and only buy a hard copy of the stories I truly love. It’s a nice balance. I’m not swimming in books I’ll never read again, but I have Jane Eyre and Wild Ink always sitting on my dresser ready for another go.
Now here’s the big one: audiobooks. I had a few books on tape as a kid, but once I learned to read, there seemed to be no use for them. I love boring into a page with my eyes. The simple act of reading is something I highly enjoy.
A literate person choosing to listen to a book seemed wrong to me for the longest time. It doesn’t matter how busy I get, I will always make time to read.
But not everyone has that luxury. I’m learning and beginning to accept this. Audiobooks are apparently huge now. People like to listen in the car, when they’re working out, or whenever they can.
The more I explore this option, the more I understand it. I’ve had enough requests to have my recent release, By the Stars, done as an audio book that my publisher and I are now exploring our options.
Thing is, my book is mine. (I can be a bit possessive and controlling at times) I want to narrate it. I’ve done some acting and think I can train myself to slow down and read it properly, but there’s a lot that goes into it.
So for now, I’m excited for the potential to do an audiobook. Maybe we’ll get things rolling soon and you can all listen to me tell my own tale.