I took a long break since my last blog post cuz I’ve been a bit weary of social media and internet activities lately. A vacation seemed better than cooking up preludes to undercooked, imaginary chickens & waffles. Sometimes convenience store burgers make sense.
So, sparing the constipation without spoiling the menu, today there’s significant news: The audiobook version of “Decline and Fall of Alternative Civilization” has finally passed the finish line. There were many details in the project that needed straightening out but the wait was worth it. SPOT (my producer) did a great job of mashing a multi-voiced recording into a larger-than-the-sum-of-parts literary form. Even he had his doubts—and as many technical and editing snafus—but I’ll let him talk about that.
The files have all been formatted, submitted to the distributor (We did an end run around the Amazon/Audible regime! GOALLLLLL!), and so far been approved for release within the next 2 weeks. I’ll give more specific information ASAP. Stay tuned…
In the meantime, since folks usually wanna hear some narration and dialog samples, I can give ya some below. Order in!
It’s a raging old question, I wager, and one that’ll get a person deeper into trouble as easily as give them a sane way out. Trust me; I know this; and Kurt; and Vonnegut ain’t gonna tell me no different.
In a nutshell, audiobook production is nothing to be taken lightly. It can be as formulaic as mundane writing or brilliant as a wild venture that, even with odds supposedly on its side, may end up a magnificent failure. And the less said about this, probably the better. Mr. SPOT is still hard at work on “Decline and Fall of Alternative Civilization” but it seems the end is within reasonable earshot. He didn’t have a proper studio to do the work in, but he had the equipment and experience to make a multitude of imperfect situations work better than they should have. And WAY to his credit, he picked the right voices to work with.
I’m impressed. The back and forth professional insults between us were worth it. I imagine some good sound files are up next, but that’s all I’ll say at this point before letting the results come in the door to kick at least someone’s jade rabbit ass. Stand by…