PDA

View Full Version : Sold!



TamiParrington
October 10th, 2006, 06:49 PM
I just got a contract from SteamyAudio for Lilac Memories that I sent in a few weeks back! I'm thrilled. This will be my very first audio 'book'! heehee. Dancing.

Karenne
October 10th, 2006, 11:40 PM
Congratulations! That is wonderful!

IM Cupnjava
October 25th, 2006, 06:01 PM
That's too cool. An audio book. You rock! :rockon:

TamiParrington
October 25th, 2006, 08:33 PM
Yeah it's kind of exciting, they're going to send me the file of it when it's done. I can't wait to hear it. I've never had an audio version of one of my stories. I DO know it's hard to do. After I sold this one, I thought, hey, that's kind of a cool idea, maybe I could record an excerpt and have it on my site for those who'd rather 'hear' it. Now, without being too immodest, I have a fair speaking voice, and don't read in 'monotone' so it came out fairly well... the TRICK is not stumbling in places, or you know, taking that wrong breath, or just any number of things that can foul up even just a short page or so. I can't imagine how many 'takes' it would take to do a complete even short story smoothly.

But hey, I'm happy--they're doing it--not me.... AND I got my check already from them about a week ago! You have to love a company that pays so promptly.

IM Cupnjava
October 25th, 2006, 08:51 PM
Voice work is fun, but not easy. It sounds easy, after all, you only have to talk, right?

Wrong. LOL

And yes, gotta love prompt payment. :)

Karenne
October 28th, 2006, 12:34 PM
I have always wondered how that works? Do you have any say in how they do that? Do you get to approve it before they put it out?

Yes, I am nosey!:pinch:

IM Cupnjava
October 28th, 2006, 01:18 PM
I have always wondered how that works? Do you have any say in how they do that? Do you get to approve it before they put it out?

Yes, I am nosey!:pinch:

No worries.

I've not done much. I did some commercials many moons ago. That was a...poorly budgeted...organization. (Read: I never got paid for it.) I had to set my own sound levels and everything. Basically, I was shoved into a sound booth with a script. Luckily, I'd run sound equipment for stage and knew a few of the switches to throw. It sounded great in the sound booth (after a couple of takes), but when I heard it live the levels were off. I wanted to record it again, but the manager lady wouldn't let me.

I also showed up as a side character for a children's radio show in Richmond. That was nice. The sound crew was excellent and let me redo a clip even if they thought it was good. To be honest, I'm not sure which take actually aired.

Then I had the odd recording done for various stage promos and stuff.

In my younger years, I wanted to be on stage. Then I drifted to the technical and stage manager side of things. Now, I hide completely behind a keyboard. LOL! My, my how things change.

Wait. I'm a whopping 31 years old. Am I really old enough to have "younger years" ? :eek: Say it ain't so!

Karenne
October 29th, 2006, 09:11 PM
It isn't so!:ph34r:

IM Cupnjava
October 29th, 2006, 09:31 PM
It isn't so!:ph34r:

Sweet. :shuriken:

TamiParrington
October 30th, 2006, 10:54 AM
A cup you have so many years to flip around back and forth yet, you may have 'younger years' now, but you have plenty of future years yet to come.

Karenne, for this instance, I have no control over the final audio product, and do not have a say in how it turns out. They said they will send me a copy when it's finished, but not for approval, just for having. They have already paid me, and it's a done deal. LOL. Contracts were signed and the check followed it immediately (which as you know, as an author that puts them heads and tails up in the 'above board' catagory in my book. LOL)

Karenne
November 4th, 2006, 01:47 PM
So how are you going to market that? Sell it directly on your site or do they have exclusive rights? Are you going to make it available to libraries? Amazon, what?;)

TamiParrington
November 5th, 2006, 12:02 PM
Well, I guess I am going to market it the same way I market any other 'book' published by a publisher. No I can't sell it from my site, it's 'theirs' to sell. They have a website that they will be selling from. I"m not sure about other distribution networks they have in place, or will have in place. They have exclusive rights to the audio version and that's it. In fact the story is available free on my website in print. LOL That doesn't bother them at all.

IM Cupnjava
November 6th, 2006, 01:32 PM
In fact the story is available free on my website in print. LOL That doesn't bother them at all.

REALLY? I'll have to double check their guildlines and see if "About to Sin" fits their realm. I think "About to Sin" is way too long, if I remember correctly.