Starting sometime in September, the process to transition from Tantor’s production to Cameron Hill/Keira Grace for the Royal States books will be heavily underway.
While I am trying to make sure there are two distinct editions (uploading my own under other contracts), I cannot guarantee that Audible will preserve the Tantor Media versions of the audiobooks. (On my end, I am doing everything I can to make certain this is so.)
In the case of Audible, If it is an audiobook I produced, and I have the rights for the files, I will be coming up with a system that will allow me to send (via bookfunnel) the old versions of the audiobooks to those who purchased and their audiobook was overwritten.
I will have a form for you to fill out, and you will be required to show proof of purchase to my PA and the proof your file was overwritten. Assuming a valid proof of purchase is provided, I will give you a bookfunnel link to the title(s). This will be a slow thing for me to do due to the nature of it, but this should (mostly) solve those issues.
I am also going to experiment with opening a payhip store for audiobooks. They will be marked the same price as what I put into Findaway but distributed through bookfunnel. I do not have rights for all audiobooks to sell in this fashion. The ones I can do, I will do. (Royalty share ones are more complicated, and I need to discuss with the original producer regarding those. Of course, most of those ARE being re-recorded, so once they’re done, it won’t be an issue anymore…)
Generally, most of my folks either use a vendor or patreon, so my payhip experiments in the past have not gone all that well, but perhaps audiobook will be a different beast. But considering how many people in the poll only use audible, I doubt it will be viable. So, I expect that will just be used to help make sure people can (mostly) keep the old versions if they want.
“It’s complicated” applies, and I’m doing the audiobook adjustments over the weekends when, honestly, I should be doing things like relax and play games or spend time with my spouse.
I need about ten more hours in every day for work purposes than I currently have right now, and this is utterly exhausting.
I also acquired the soul of a young child (not mine, gifted), that I am willing to offer up to the fae to clean my apartment? Any fae out there who want to do some dishes, general tidying, and assisting this bitch get the apartment ready for the trip? Paying in the soul of one young child (not mine, gifted)…