Hi, everyone! I was going to write this post yesterday, but with all the excitement of the event, I forgot to tell you the news: this week I have signed a contract with Silverton Audio to create the audiobook version of CELEBRITY! The book will be narrated by the very talented and acclaimed Deborah Nolan, who has a list of credentials almost as long as the novel she’s going to produce. Needless to say how thrilled I am about this collaboration, which I’m sure will be the first of many.
As you probably know, audiobooks are the fastest-growing format in the book business today, and it’s no wonder they reached a staggering 10% of the book market, with a 40% growth year on year. Having discovered them several years ago, I’m among the happiest people celebrating this digital revolution, and super excited I am part of it. As a life-long book lover, when I first heard of this phenomenon I was skeptical – to say the least. It seemed weird to listen to a book, to not be able to touch it, turn the pages, reread a paragraph if I wanted. Well, I am so grateful to my husband for convincing me to give audiobooks a chance, because this discovery changed my life in more ways than you can imagine. So here I am today, holding a toast for my second audiobook this year, after THE PLOT was released in audio format less than a couple of months ago.
For CELEBRITY I wanted a female voice, because it’s a chick-lit/romantic comedy/ women’s fiction, and it’s a story that can only be told in a quirky, playful tone that fits the writing. I don’t think I could have made a better choice than Deborah Nolan and Silverton Audio. Production will start soon, and although we don’t have a release date yet, it will definitely be winter 2019-2020. The book will be distributed by award-winning company Blackstone Audio, which according to Entertainment Weekly is “The best unabridged audiobook company in America today”.
CELEBRITY will be available on all major sales channels, including Audible, Amazon, iTunes, Nook, Kobo, Walmart, etc. in the following formats: TRADE CD, LIBRARY CD, MP3 CD, TRADE DIGITAL, LIBRARY DIGITAL. Can you imagine me holding an actual CD of my book??
Anyway, to celebrate this special moment and to remind you all what the story is about, I made a video announcement for you guys. I hope you’re all doing a happy dance with me! ❤