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Hola a todos:

Como sabéis me gusta traeros libros en audio regularmente y cuando ví que el escritor Enrique Laso (muy prolífico y que escribe en una gran variedad de géneros) había publicado algunos de sus libros en audio, decidí que os los iría trayendo.

Mucha gente escucha audiolibros mientras pasean o hacen ejercicio, así que no me pude resistir a traeros éste:

Correr de Enrique Laso (Narración de Albert Navarro)

Correr de Enrique Laso

Correr de Enrique Laso

¡Nº1 En Amazon Deporte! ¡Nº1 En Amazon Running! Booka Audiobooks presenta el audiolibro Correr una breve guía de iniciación a esta maravillosa práctica deportiva, tan en auge en los últimos tiempos. Sencilla, amena, breve y dirigida a los que no han corrido jamás o llevan poco tiempo practicando este fabuloso deporte. Nº1 en su categoría en USA, España, Alemania, Francia, Holanda y México. Enrique Laso, escritor y corredor habitual, nos introduce en este fantástico mundo a través de un serie de consejos, experiencias y reflexiones cargadas de motivación.Muy pronto también CORRER II y Correr IIISi estás pensando en adentrarte en el mundo del running, o si llevas poco tiempo practicándolo, esta guía es ideal para ti.¡Bienvenido a nuestro equipo!

http://www.audible.com/pd/Health-Fitness/Correr-Run-Audiobook/B00WL6XYAO/

El libro también está disponible en formato Kindle

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TCQPECW/

http://www.amazon.es/dp/B00TCQPECW/

 

Y además también están disponibles, pero de momento solo en Kindle, Correr II, Correr III y Correr IV pero os tendré informados de cuando estén disponibles en audio.

Y la página de Enrique Laso, para que podáis echarle un vistazo a sus otras obras:

http://www.amazon.com/Enrique-Laso/e/B004KCULSA/

Gracias a Enrique por su obra, a vosotros por leer, y si os ha interesado, dadle al me gusta, comentad, compartid y haced CLIC!

Hi all:

I don’t know what you think about audiobooks. Over the years I’ve listened to some, fiction and non-fiction but probably love reading so much that I’d miss it. But the best audiobooks can be amazing.

I have had one of my books turned into an audiobook. Escaping Psychiatry.

 

Escaping Psychiatry audio. Cover by Ernesto Valdés, narration by Alan Cooke

Escaping Psychiatry audio. Cover by Ernesto Valdés, narration by Alan Cooke

The process how it became an audio was not your usual way (this being me). I met Alan Cooke, an Emmy Award winning writer, actor and director, through Facebook, and became fascinated by his work, films, videos, and also his readings and audios, both of his own books and of well-known stories. Another writer and good friend of mine, Martie Preller, had published a book of short tales/stories, The Seventh Sheep, and I thought they would sound fantastic narrated by Alan. It first started with one of the stories, but I liked it so much that as a surprise, I got the four stories done for her. The results were amazing although due to technical difficulties (and the peculiarities of the system) it is not on sale as an audio. But you can listen to them in Martie’s blog, here.  Then I thought I’d like to have one of the stories of Escaping Psychiatry in audio format, and one thing let to another.

One of the difficulties at that time was that ACX (now owned by Amazon) was the main option to distribute audios to the big players, including Amazon and Apple’s i-Tunes. And unfortunately you needed to be a resident in the US (for tax reasons) to be able to distribute your audio through ACX. And I wasn’t. I queried this, and in April this year they e-mailed me to let me know that now residents in the UK could also use their services, and I did. Having followed their instructions into how to record the audio, downloading it wasn’t a problem and it all went pretty smoothly. (You don’t even need to have a separate account with ACX if you already have one with Amazon.)

Here are the links in Amazon:

http://bit.ly/1rMoqtz

And i-Tunes:

http://bit.ly/1rU3KSG

Just in case you fancy a sample, this is a video I created sharing some of the narration of the first story:

http://youtu.be/oZyVpOdgqtc

Most of the posts about audiobooks suggest they are up and coming, they are going to boom soon, and the market is not as saturated as it is for either paper or e-books. Yet.

Although you don’t have access to promotions KDP style, and the prices are higher due to technical constraints, Audible sends you up to 25 free codes (in my case I got some for .com and .co.uk) that you can use to promote the audio, and if somebody is not already an Audible Client, they get the first audiobook free (and you have a bonus if this happens with one of your audios, or $50).

What has my audiobook done so far? Well, I can’t say it’s been a roaring success, although it has sold more (especially considering that I haven’t promoted it much and it has only been on sale from June) than the actual book, and I got one of the bonus sales. The sales pattern seems similar to standard books. It peaks when it is new on sale and then it goes down.

In the case of my audiobook I got it done and paid for it myself. You can do the same through ACX too, rather than having to find your own by your own means. But ACX offers  you the chance of posting your book as a project and then partnering with a narrator/producer, and splitting up the royalties. That shares both the risks and the benefits. Of course, depending on the interest generated you might get many offers or not.

I’ve decided to give it a go, and here is my project for I Love Your Cupcakes.

I Love Your Cupcakes by Olga Núñez Miret. Cover by Lourdes Vidal

I Love Your Cupcakes by Olga Núñez Miret. Cover by Lourdes Vidal

https://www.acx.com/titleview/AJXZ5XZSZ0XTH

If you know any voice artists, narrators or producers who might be interested (or you do narrations), or you can recommend somebody, let me know!

Ah, and I still have some of the free codes for my Escaping Psychiatry audio, so if you’d like one…just ask. If many people are interested…I’ll think of something!

Hola amigos:

Algunos de vosotros sabréis que hace tiempo que llevaba intentando publicar un libro en formato audio, pero he tenido dificultades. A través de Facebook conocí a un actor, escritor  y director, Alan Cooke (Wild Irish Poet http://on.fb.me/151c1Js ) y él se dedica a dar clases de narración y voz y a crear audios, de sus propias obras y de las de otros. Así que le encargué que le pusiera voz a una de las historias de Una vez psiquiatra, ‘Carne de cañón’. Me gustó mucho y como decidí publicar las tres historias en un solo libro me pareció una buena oportunidad para tener la grabación del libro entero. El proceso es complicado, como os podéis imaginar, y llevó tiempo. Y cuando todo estuvo acabado, descubrí que ACX, la compañía que es la mayor distribuidora de audios (y los distribuye a través de Audible y iTunes) no aceptaba audios a menos que fueras residente en los Estados Unidos. Como sabéis yo vivo en Inglaterra (y Alan en Irlanda). Investigué otras opciones de distribución, pero aparte de hacerlo uno mismo y aunque no imposible me pareció mucho tinglado para solo un audio, no parecía haber mucho más. Envié un correo electrónico a ACX que me comentaron que estaban explorando una expansión, y en Abril me enviaron un correo diciéndome que ahora aceptaban audios del Reino Unido, siempre y cuando la cuestión de los impuestos estuviese solucinada (yo después de mucho investigar tengo un ITIN, pero os prometo que os hablaré de esto con más calma en otro momento. Es un pelín complicado). Justo recibí su correo cuando estaba a punto de marcharme a España y no tuve ocasión de hacer nada más, pero cuando volví, descargué el audio en ACX y a esperar. Hacen controles de calidad y eso tarda de 4 a 6 semanas. Luego si les parece que está bien todo (tienen instrucciones sobre el formato, las características de la grabación, etc, que hay que seguir) y tú apruebas el audio, al cabo de un día o dos te envían un mensaje, y ala, listo!

He leído muchos artículos que dicen que los audios son el futuro. No sé. Desde luego hay muchos menos que libros en otros formatos (de momento), aunque parece que aparte de usar los medios que siempre usamos para promocionarnos, no hay demasiadas avenidas muy específicas.

ACX le envía al autor códigos de descarga gratuita (en mi caso en Audible.co.uk, aunque les pedí que me enviaran códigos para .com también y lo hicieron) para que los use como promoción, para sortear, o ofrecer a cambio de reseña, etc.

También tienes la ventaja con Audible que si alguien no tiene una cuenta, te ofrecen el primer audiolibro de prueba gratis (y al autor si alguien escoge tu libro para que sea descarga gratuita te ofrecen un bono de $50. Aún no me ha pasado pero…).

De momento, y aunque hace muy poco que está a la venta, se está vendiendo mejor que en otros formatos. No es decir mucho, pero nunca se sabe. (Por supuesto el coste de hacer un Audiolibro es importante. ACX ofrece la opción de presentar tu proyecto a otros, escoger un narrador, e ir a medias con él o ella en las ganancias. Esta opción obvia el problema de ser o no residente en los Estados Unidos o UK, ya que del proyecto se encarga ACX). Por si os interesa saber más, esta es la página de ACX:

http://www.acx.com/

Y como sé que algunos de vosotros habláis inglés, por si acaso os dejo la información sobre el audio. Estoy planteándome cómo usar los códigos de promoción, así que os mantendré informados, porque sé que algunos de vosotros domináis el inglés.

Escaping Psychiatry (audiobook) by Olga Núñez Miret. Narrated by Alan Cooke

Escaping Psychiatry (audiobook) by Olga Núñez Miret. Narrated by Alan Cooke

‘Escaping Psychiatry’ has it all: intriguing characters, noir style, thrilling pursuits, dangerous situations, crime, serial killers, religion, family secrets, murder, psychological insights, mental illness, trauma, debates about prejudice and morality, heated trials, police investigations, corruption, and mystery. If you enjoy ‘Wire in the Blood’, ‘Cracker’ and ‘Lie to Me’ and you are not scared of going deeper and darker, dare to keep listening.

Narrated by Emmy Award Winner Actor, Writer and Director Alan Cooke (a.k.a. Wild Irish Poet http://on.fb.me/151c1Js) this audio version makes the character live and will hook you from the very beginning.
‘Escaping Psychiatry’ is a collection of three stories with the same protagonist, Mary, a psychiatrist and writer. She is trying to develop her literary career but circumstances and friends conspire to keep dragging her back to psychiatry.
In ‘Cannon Fodder’, Phil, a lawyer who and Mary’s friend asks her to provide a report on one of his clients, a young African-American man called Cain White. Cain is a very religious man and has been accused of inciting a riot at a religious meeting. He says he can hear God’s voice. He insists that God is black and his appears to be a Black Nationalist message. Is Cain insane, deluded, misguided, looking for media-attention, or a Saint? To find an answer to these questions Mary talks to his family and friends. Although she concludes he is sane,Mary’s investigation uncovers some very damaging revelations about his family life, beliefs and local attitudes. Who is a saint and who is a sinner is a matter for debate. The more Mary gets involved in the lives of Cain and those close to him the more she realises how dangerous secrets are. Like time-bombs ready to set off any minute.
‘Teamwork’: Captain Tom McLeod, from the San Francisco Police Department, invites Mary for a meal at home with his wife. When she meets their other guest, a young detective called Justin, she quickly realises there is an agenda well beyond a friendly meal. Justin’s partner, mentor and father figure, Sgt David Leaman, was killed a couple of months earlier during a routine investigation. Justin witnessed the event but he insists in going back to work and refusing any therapy or counselling. Tom and others at the department are concerned about his mental state but have failed to convince him to accept professional help. Both Mary and Justin are reluctant to engage in the ambush/informal consultation organised, but eventually decide to give it a try. At first sight it appears to be a straight forward case of unresolved grief, but things aren’t as clear-cut as they appear and Mary ends up getting too personally involved with the case, to the detriment of her professional objectivity.
In ‘Memory’, Mary runs out of her apartment after a difficult encounter with her friend Phil, and goes missing. When she is found it seems that she was hit in the head, abducted, raped and she is suffering from amnesia. She never recovers memory for the assault and finds it difficult to come to terms with something she cannot recall.  The clues point towards a serial killer who could not finish his job in her case. But some things do not fit in. Who disturbed the killer? Why was she left there? The crime and the investigation surrounding it have a profound impact on Mary who decides that she needs to reconsider her life and start anew.
The epilogue revisits Mary at the point of the trial of her abductor and sees what changes have taken place in her life. Will she finally manage to Escape Psychiatry?
Although these stories are fictional, the author, a forensic psychiatrist, brings her expertise and insight to the material, lifting it above a standard crime caper.

Enlaces:

En ACX:

https://www.acx.com/titleview/A3BFLIDHTMBKVI

En Audible.co.uk:

http://bit.ly/Tn1KUv

En Audible.com

http://bit.ly/TBE1Af

En Amazon:

http://getBook.at/Escapingaudio

Y el video que hice con una muestra del audio:

http://youtu.be/oZyVpOdgqtc

Gracias por leer, y ya sabéis, si os ha interesado dadle al me gusta,  compartid, haced CLIC, y si queréis uno gratis, comentad! 

Hi all:

I know I’ve been talking about the audio for my book Escaping Psychiatry for a long time. That is because although the recording took place last year (go and meet great actor, writer, and director Alan Cooke (Wild Irish Poet) http://on.fb.me/17fv3IL I nearly forgot to add he won an Emmy) the distribution proved a bit complicated, although now that ACX is accepting audios from the UK I finally managed to get it out there and available.

Let me tell  you a bit about it:

Escaping Psychiatry (audiobook) by Olga Núñez Miret. Narrated by Alan Cooke

Escaping Psychiatry (audiobook) by Olga Núñez Miret. Narrated by Alan Cooke

‘Escaping Psychiatry’ has it all: intriguing characters, noir style, thrilling pursuits, dangerous situations, crime, serial killers, religion, family secrets, murder, psychological insights, mental illness, trauma, debates about prejudice and morality, heated trials, police investigations, corruption, and mystery. If you enjoy ‘Wire in the Blood’, ‘Cracker’ and ‘Lie to Me’ and you are not scared of going deeper and darker, dare to keep listening.

Narrated by Emmy Award Winner Actor, Writer and Director Alan Cooke (a.k.a. Wild Irish Poet http://on.fb.me/151c1Js) this audio version makes the character live and will hook you from the very beginning.
‘Escaping Psychiatry’ is a collection of three stories with the same protagonist, Mary, a psychiatrist and writer. She is trying to develop her literary career but circumstances and friends conspire to keep dragging her back to psychiatry.
In ‘Cannon Fodder’, Phil, a lawyer who and Mary’s friend asks her to provide a report on one of his clients, a young African-American man called Cain White. Cain is a very religious man and has been accused of inciting a riot at a religious meeting. He says he can hear God’s voice. He insists that God is black and his appears to be a Black Nationalist message. Is Cain insane, deluded, misguided, looking for media-attention, or a Saint? To find an answer to these questions Mary talks to his family and friends. Although she concludes he is sane,Mary’s investigation uncovers some very damaging revelations about his family life, beliefs and local attitudes. Who is a saint and who is a sinner is a matter for debate. The more Mary gets involved in the lives of Cain and those close to him the more she realises how dangerous secrets are. Like time-bombs ready to set off any minute.
‘Teamwork’: Captain Tom McLeod, from the San Francisco Police Department, invites Mary for a meal at home with his wife. When she meets their other guest, a young detective called Justin, she quickly realises there is an agenda well beyond a friendly meal. Justin’s partner, mentor and father figure, Sgt David Leaman, was killed a couple of months earlier during a routine investigation. Justin witnessed the event but he insists in going back to work and refusing any therapy or counselling. Tom and others at the department are concerned about his mental state but have failed to convince him to accept professional help. Both Mary and Justin are reluctant to engage in the ambush/informal consultation organised, but eventually decide to give it a try. At first sight it appears to be a straight forward case of unresolved grief, but things aren’t as clear-cut as they appear and Mary ends up getting too personally involved with the case, to the detriment of her professional objectivity.
In ‘Memory’, Mary runs out of her apartment after a difficult encounter with her friend Phil, and goes missing. When she is found it seems that she was hit in the head, abducted, raped and she is suffering from amnesia. She never recovers memory for the assault and finds it difficult to come to terms with something she cannot recall.  The clues point towards a serial killer who could not finish his job in her case. But some things do not fit in. Who disturbed the killer? Why was she left there? The crime and the investigation surrounding it have a profound impact on Mary who decides that she needs to reconsider her life and start anew.
The epilogue revisits Mary at the point of the trial of her abductor and sees what changes have taken place in her life. Will she finally manage to Escape Psychiatry?
Although these stories are fictional, the author, a forensic psychiatrist, brings her expertise and insight to the material, lifting it above a standard crime caper.

Oh, you’re asking me where can you get it? I thought you’d never ask!

In ACX:

https://www.acx.com/titleview/A3BFLIDHTMBKVI

In Audible UK:

http://bit.ly/Tn1KUv

 

In Audible.com

http://bit.ly/TBE1Af

In Amazon (everywhere):

Short:

http://bit.ly/1rMoqtz

ACX very kindly offered me a number (not telling you how many) codes that can be used to download a free copy of Escaping Psychiatry. I have codes for Audible. co.uk and Audible.com. At the moment I’m trying to coordinate some joint promotions with other authors who have also published audiobooks but wandered if you had any ideas of what would be the best way to use these codes. Any thoughts?

Ah, and there’s is another option to get it for free. If you’ve never downloaded any audiobooks in Audible, they offer you the first title for free (and what’s more, they’re so happy they offer me a bonus). So…you have no excuse not to listen.

In case you need more convincing, I leave you a video in YouTube showcasing a sample of the book, from the first story, Cannon Fodder. (Sorry. It’s my first attempt at one of these things but the sample is good. The visuals are all my fault, I’m afraid.)

http://youtu.be/oZyVpOdgqtc

Thanks very much for reading, and watching, and listening, and if you’ve liked it, you know, like, comment, share, and CLICK!

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