Archive for September 2015

My Commercial Recordings

September 27, 2015

Some of you will know that I made some commercial recordings for a start-up called Iambik a few years ago. That hasn’t really come to anything (though they are still available on Audible), but in the last year I have also been commissioned to do some on Audible’s own platform, ACX.

It makes a pleasant change to record books which are more contemporary, though there are many books in the Public Domain which I still want to record for LibriVox and Legamus. Legamus recordings are only out of copyright in countries such as the UK and other European countries whose copyright laws depend on the death date of the author (i.e. 70+ years since their death), unlike my LibriVox recordings which are also out of copyright in the USA (whose copyright laws depend on date of publication).

My ACX recordings are now available on the Audible sites, Amazon and iTunes: details may be found on this page.

I do have some complimentary codes available, so please email me if you would like one. Please tell me whether you use the US or UK Audible site.

I have just completed a book of short stories which should be released in the next few days, and I am currently recording a very different kind of novel from my customary genres icon_wink. I’ll post details of both as they are released.

Thank you for your support. It’s good to know that there are people out there listening to my work icon_biggrin.

The world’s worst blogger

September 22, 2015

Yup, that’s definitely what I am. I have so much to tell you all, and somehow this blog always ends up at the bottom of the list of the things that I have to do.

Thank you all for your comments, which I shall reply to as soon as I can. The thing I was feeling most guilty about was updating the list of British readers. This I have now done, and it’s great to see so many British people getting involved with LibriVox. Let me know of those (doubtless many) that I have missed!

As some of you will know, LibriVox passed its 10th anniversary in August, and now has catalogued over 9000 projects. I’m sorry to say that I have not been contributing as many readings as I would like for various reasons, but I hope soon to be back in full production.

One of the many reasons for my lack of productivity is that I have been, over the past year or so, commissioned to record some commercial audiobooks. I found this very taxing to start with – dead authors are much easier to please than living ones, on the whole ;). However, this will not stop me recording for LibriVox and Legamus, even though I have been so lax of late. The evenings are drawing in, and the coming cold and wet weather will not be enticing me into the garden so much, so I’m looking forward to slaving over a hot microphone again.

Enough for now. I shall try and answer all your comments in the next day or two.

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