…Jack Calder, past… Jack Calder, present… Jack Calder, future…

…if there’s anything this ol’ Scots Jurassic scribbler has learned in ten years of producing his wee literary masterpieces is that NUTHIN stands still in the publishing industry for long, whether that be in the realm of the self-publishing tribes, or the mystic corridors of the ‘Large Houses’ with stables of contracted authors… like many of us, I’ve dabbled, and more than dabbled at times, with self-publishing eBooks on Auntie Amazon Kindle… with paperback printed copies through the slalom of censorship in the Middle East, involving hand-to-hand combat with head buyers at the major retail book distributors in this part of the WURLD… engaged for a short while with a small publishing house… experimented with an agent arrangement for an equally brief spell… both of these latter experiences ending with amicable partings of the way… comes now the latest foray for Master Gallacherthe beckoning universe of Audio Books

…I must confess my heretofore virginal lack of awareness of just how deep that market has become… estimates of annual sales in excess of one billion hours of audio (yes, Mabel, ONE BILLION HOURS) equates to more than TWO BILLION DOLLARS of sales, and rising… it seems there are legions of users of audio books… folks who listen to them in their cars… people who have them ear-plugged during gym workouts, and hundreds of thousands who for one reason or another prefer to switch a book on, rather than flip pages… net result is my first novel from ‘way back, the one that kicked off my Jack Calder crime thriller series, THE VIOLIN MAN’S LEGACY, will be on sale in Audio Book format, hopefully in time for the Christmas season…

…I’m blessed with the discovery of the exceptionally talented, Chris C. Hogan, a voice recording veteran, whose gravelly-edged-voice delivery of the narrative is almost a part of the book itself… I’m excited with this new ploy, which of course, will be additive to the other media through which my WURK will continue to be available… I’d be delighted to know how many of yeez are Audio Book users… see yeez later… LUV YEEZ!

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21 responses to “…Jack Calder, past… Jack Calder, present… Jack Calder, future…

  1. Reblogged this on Books: Publishing, Reading, Writing and commented:
    From the inimitable Mr. Seumas Gallacher, and another aspect of this indie publishing business to consider …

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  2. Congrats, Seumas, on another first.

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  3. Reblogged this on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog and commented:
    Seumas would like to know how many of yeez are Audio Book users?

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  4. Next step – Braille, Seumas (seriously) 😃

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  5. Reblogged this on Writer's Treasure Chest and commented:
    Our ‘ol’ Scots Jurassic scribbler’ Seumas Gallacher, leads his Jack Calder to a new path. Go friend!!

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  6. Cobgratulations Seumas. I have never listened to an audio book yet… I fear I am rather deaf😉

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  7. All the best in your new venture, Seumas. 🙂 — Suzanne

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