Blog Listeners, Readers,Watchers
I’d like to invite you to join a very special group: A Sharing Our Stories Focus Group.
As Biden likes to say, “OK, here’s the deal.” Understanding that maybe you’ve been hit over the head enough with promotion for my audiobook, nevertheless, I’d like to ask for some feedback to help me decide what I should do next.
The book has been getting terrific reviews from my friends and relatives. Problem is, no one else is buying it. With 60,000 audiobooks published last year, there is lots of competition.
I think the content is quite good. The stories from the 65 people I’ve interviewed are captivating. One of the problems, though, from what I am hearing, is the technology of audiobooks. Some people say they would be interested, but don’t know how to download an audiobook.
So, I’m thinking about turning it into a regular book – you know, one with real pages you can read and take notes on. Since most of it has been written already, this would be a manageable task. It would take a couple of months, and a few more thousands of dollars for book design and printing.
Here is where you come in. Your feedback is critical to helping me make this decision. Should I put in the time and effort? If you could shoot me a quick email, I’d be very grateful.
To get a flavor for what this might be like, I have translated one chapter from audio to a standard book format: Chapter 7: Fear.
If you have time, I’d appreciate it if you would listen to and read this chapter:
Please let me know,
- I have not listened to audiobooks before, and / or am not sure how to do it.
- I do listen to audiobooks, and I prefer the audiobook
- I prefer the print edition
Summary: For me to take the next two to three months and significantly more money, I’d like to know there would be a market for it. I very much appreciate your time and insight.