As many of you know, Vanity, Vengeance & A Weekend In Vegas is available as an ebook and a paperback. But for months you've been asking me when it was going to be made into an audiobook. Well guess what? It's made and it's here! And it's been narrated by the fabulous Gabra Zackman, the narrator of all the Sophie Katz books.
What's different about this audiobook is that it was done independently. No publisher was involved. Gabra and I produced this book with the support of Audible.com. Audible helped cover expenses, Gabra agreed to do this with absolutely no money upfront. Instead I'm giving her a cut of the royalties. She also helped me bring a New York studio on board where she could do the recording, and the owner of that studio also agreed to take less money upfront (the money he did get was provided by Audible.com in the form of a stipend) with the understanding that there might be more money for him on the backend.
Gabra, the studio and Audible have all contributed to this project for two reasons. 1) they believe in this book (this goes double for Gabra who is a huge Sophie fan) and 2) My previous audiobook sales have been spectacular.
Well it's available now and I really hope that the next Sophie book I write will also be in audio. But let's keep in mind that everyone involved in this project is willingly taking a hit in hopes that their cut will make it all worth while. If I can't duplicate my previous success this will probably be a one shot deal. That means that more than ever before Sophie's fate is in your hands. If you like audiobooks or think you MIGHT like audiobooks give Sophie a shot. Feel free to start at the beginning with Sex, Murder And A Double Latte or jump right in with this latest book (the 6th in the series) I wrote it so that it would stand on it's own.
If you already love to listen to the Sophie books I'm obviously going to ask you to download this one. As of today you can get it on audible.com and in a few days it will also be available on iTunes and Amazon.com.
And if your a hardcore Sophie-audio fan I need you to help me promote it. When you download it click the Facebook like button to help spread the word. Tweet it and pin it on your Pinterest page. Blog about it, tell your friends, get all your audiobook lovers hooked on Sophie. I've asked you all to do these kinds of things before but at the time my interest was pretty selfish. Back then I was asking you to help me with promotion because I wanted my career on the right trajectory and because I wanted to continue to write Sophie books.
I still want those things. But I'm also asking because Gabra has worked so hard to help me make this happen and I really want her to be rewarded for her efforts. I'm asking because I want Audible.com to know that, yes, supporting independent writers is a good business move. I'm asking because I want the guy who leased out his studio to feel good about taking a chance on on an author.
So download and pimp this thing out big time. It was your letters and support that made this project possible. You literally gave Sophie her voice. Now all I'm asking is that you help me keep her talking.
Kyra "Fashionista Fatale" Davis