Thursday, May 28, 2015

The Rise of Audio books & a Giveaway!

Hello all! I’m Jessica E. Subject. Not only am I a Published Author with Decadent Publishing, I am also the Newsletter and Audio book Coordinator. Since September 2014, I have had the pleasure of working with wonderful narrators and authors in turning stories into a production you can listen to.
As a child, I remember seeing audio books at the local library. They were often a plastic case with several cassette tapes inside. (Yes, I’m sure I’m dating myself here.) After a while, the cassette tapes became CDs, and they were even available in children’s books. With the advent of digital technology, audio books are becoming more common because they are easier to produce for authors, and easier to obtain for readers.
I admit that getting used to someone reading a book to you can be a bit strange at first. It’s like going back to childhood when your parents read to you. But, sometimes it’s the only way people find time to enjoy fiction. I’ve heard from many people who lead busy lives that they often listen to audio books when doing chores and when driving. Some even mentioned their love of audio books began during family trips when their parents listened to audio books instead of music to make the drive seem shorter. Personally, I listen to audio books when I’m doing chores around the house, including vacuuming, doing the dishes, and making my kids’ lunches. I listen to audio books on my phone, purchasing them from Audible (Amazon). Sometimes they’re stories I already have in ebook format but haven’t had a chance to read, where I was offered the audio book at a cheaper price. Other times, they’re a new title. For those of you who prefer to support your local library, you can even borrow digital audio books from them if your library uses OverDrive. I borrow them through this service as well.
Right now, I have three audio books produced, Another Night, Another Planet, The Star Princess, and Unknown Futures. And in total, Decadent Publishing has twenty-nine audio book titles available, with two more pending approval, and others in various stages of production. You can find them on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes. I hope you will take a look at our titles and try one out!

*~*~* CONTEST! *~*~*

Enter to WIN a Decadent Publishing audio book! Five winners will be chosen. Must be 18 or older to enter. Please note: Winners must set up or already have an account to receive their FREE audio book. Contest ends June 14, 2015.

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