Birthday FREEBIE :)

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WHOOO, so we’re about to release TSK’s second book, which I’m stocked about! of course.

Woke up this morning to check my email and we’ve 3 5stars on it from Readers Favourite. 🙂 SQUEE!

I know it’s an awesome book, I worked really, really hard on getting it to where it is.

So for my birthday, 4 days the first book is out for free. That means if you pick it up you can also add on the Whispersync audiobook by the amazing Greg Tremblay! for a tiny price of (the e-book)

So go grab yourself a copy now!

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Bank Holiday Extravaganza! Free Book

 

Yes, you heard it right – and there’s more at our facebook party come on and join us!

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Bank Holliday Extravaganza! FREE! download now, tweet, share, blog! Grab it now! ‪#‎SciFi‬ ‪#‎Free‬ ‪#‎RT‬

TSK’s first book is FREE for the whole weekend. Spread the word! download now while you’ve got chance! We’re partying hard tonight with a fantastic list of Authors as we gear up for the AudioBook Release and I’m so excited….

Blurb – Kendro, King of the Aonise, can do nothing to prevent their sun from collapsing, consuming their home planet Letháo in a single fiery blast. Running out of time and options, he evacuates the entire population, setting off into the unknown galaxy in four crowded ships. Under constant danger from their ancient enemy, the Zefron, treasonous dissent seeps into his inner circle. Threatened inside and out, Kendro struggles with whom to trust, until a mysterious vision finally brings hope to the distraught King. A new home awaits the Aonise, if Kendro can only unite them long enough to survive the journey.

UK
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Secret-King-Lethao-Dawn-Chapman-ebook/dp/B0149F9NQI?ie=UTF8&ref_=sr_1_1&s=digital-text&tag=geolinker-21

US

https://www.amazon.com/Secret-King-Lethao-Dawn-Chapman-ebook/dp/B0149F9NQI?ie=UTF8&ref_=sr_1_1&s=digital-text&tag=geolinker-21

 

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It has been a busy week and I’m posting this side of today first. I did blog about my personal life earlier, but I’m scheduling that post for later.

The title really says it all, and as director of TSK Productions,  I’ve been looking for the right people to bring onboard for us since the beginning of January. They say good things come to those who wait and it’s so true. At first I was a little over excited about the possibilities of hearing TSK read by someone else. Then the task of finding that voice overwhelmed me.

The world of Audio Book is so different I hadn’t expected any of the process.

So for those who don’t know anything this was my journey to now. My friends pointed me at first in the direction of ACX. This is part of Audible and Authors (Rights Holders) can post their projects for potential Narrators to Audition for.

Here’s where I got a little lost. ACX ask you to fill in your profile and ‘sell’ yourself. I’m not very good at that but I tried my best, then they suggest you try and find a voice you like. I tried that and found someone, send them an offer and it lapsed without even a reply. I guess that is the nature of hunting for any partnership.

I didn’t seem to be getting anywhere and one of my friends pointed me to a facebook group. Which I joined and have been so happy with, I’ve learned much more about not only the process of ACX but also more about Narrators and how the system works. How they essentially do their job.

On ACX you can post your work with two options-

1 – A royalty share deal where the author and narrator split the profits.

2 – A PFH rate system which can range from anything like $100 – 400 an hour.

Now we RH’s don’t know how long it take for one person to get to that ‘finished hour, and the confusion seems pretty wide spread from chatter in the facebook group and amongst some of my Author friends.

The fact is it can take 10 hours to make 1 finished Audio Hour and although some narrators do all the work themselves, the fact is getting a producer to do the work frees time and means two ears are on the project not just the narrator and RH. A better win. But, narrators can’t pay for a producer out their own pocket, no matter how much they love a novel. Money doesn’t grow on trees, and so a lot of narrators try and negotiate for a Hybrid deal. Which ACX at the moment doesn’t have as an option for.

I was very lucky to start talking to a wonderful guy, Steven about the whole process, and we talked about what I needed for TSK and of course budget etc. I’m a big believer in paying people but I’ve personally only got so much cash coming in. And it’s taken me time to get that together with my savings. TSK’s been growing in a huge rate this last few months, in design and in everything we as a team do. I’ve backed everyone as I know I should and I will continue to do so.

Sorting out payments in advance for things like editing on book 2 trying to get ahead of the game and not worry about suddenly having to find a huge wad of money when I need the job done. I try and have a business head on, at all times, but yes of course I get excited and spend stuff I shouldn’t. lol

This last two weeks we’ve had Steve find and start negotiating with two very talented narrators. Of which I’m totally excited to say have now joined with us as Team TSK’s voice.

More than excited to welcome Greg Tremblay, who is taking on Book 1 and our short snippets. 🙂

His Audio books can be found at if you want to listen to his amazing voice –

http://www.audible.co.uk/search/ref=a_listener__cco_1_1_1_n?searchNarrator=Greg+Tremblay

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/GTremblayVoice/posts/1224970447520737?fref=nf&pnref=story

and Holly Adams –

Audible link for her sweet voice is – http://www.audible.co.uk/search/ref=a_search_tseft?advsearchKeywords=Holly+Adama&filterby=field-keywords&x=0&y=0

and her facebook fan page

https://www.facebook.com/hollyadamsnarrator/?fref=ts

 

I know this project has a lot coming up.  We could keep these guys nice and busy for a bit, with book 2 set for release (sept, I’m hoping) our short snippets live each month and three of our writers working on other stories and novels set in the TSK world, we’ve lots to do in the next year or so.

Greg and Holly were both honest with me, and that little bit of ‘RH and Narrators’ don’t mix kinda thing I found wasn’t true. Greg told me that he found the language side of things exciting and daunting at the same time. I contacted Trent and they had a chat, which really helped, and I’ve since heard Greg’s proof for the story,  and so has Trent. Greg’s fantastic and Lacria sounds just fabulous.

I can’t wait for you guys to hear these two amazing voices, TSK will be brought to life on a whole different level. Which has left me totally awestruck this week.

Nothing else to do but, squeeeee.

🙂 talk later.

Result! squee!

So yes, Bolton Comic Con was awesome, and seeing Andrew Dodd once again, was awesome… loved it.

In all a fab day out, but a long one, boy was I wiped out after all the walking about. In a good way. Enjoyed it that much, seeing all the characters, talking to the stall holders, bought some books, and some comics… and I booked to go to the Birmingham one. (though much bigger and more walking for sure) lol excited. and very excited for us to do one…. : )

I have so many ideas now, and so much to get together, but it was really good. I think TSK will do fab in that area, we’ve so much to give, great stories, characters, and art… squeeee……………

The sun is out today…. Bobby’s being hormonal…. spring is here I hope….

Back to work it is for us…. just wanted to squeee really.

Dawn