The OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE is replicated below, in all its glory. Â But the important thing for readers of this blog:
AND “MILES TO GO” AND “PROMISES TO KEEP.”
And yes I am very ljf*&jh!; excited.
(I’ve already heard from the narrator for the first two projects, and he seems to be having a good time with them. Â Updates when/as I have ’em, including on-sale dates…)
BookÂ ViewÂ CafÃ©
Contact:Â SueÂ Lange
Book View CafÃ© Signs Deal with Audible
August 21, 2013 –Â Book View CafÃ©Â (BVC), the author-run publishing company, today announced an agreement with Audible, Inc., the worldâ€™s largest seller and producer of downloadable audiobooks and other spoken-word content. The worldwide English-language audio rights deal, which includes a substantial part of BVCâ€™s rapidly growing catalog, will make more than 100 works of romance, science-fiction, fantasy, young adult, mystery, as well as nonfiction titles available as audiobooks to a global readership. Book View CafÃ©â€™s impressive line-up of author-members includes Hugo, Nebula, and Philip K. Dick award winners and New York Times bestsellers.
â€œHaving our titles available at Audible is further evidence of the momentum Book View CafÃ© has gained in the past year,â€ says Pati Nagle, BVC president. â€œIn that period weâ€™ve launched our new online bookstore, signed distribution agreements that are getting our ebooks into libraries and online booksellers worldwide, published 113 works, taken on six new members, and seen our first New York Times ebook bestseller for a BVC original.â€ She adds, â€œItâ€™s a huge win for BVC, enabling us to outsource our audiobook services and give our authors immediate access to a vibrant and growing market segment.â€
BVCâ€™s business development manager Chris Dolley agrees. â€œThis is the first of more such deals,â€ he says. â€œWe look forward to making other titles we acquire available at Audible going forward. We want all of our authors to benefit from more exposure to Audibleâ€™s engaged and increasingly significant audience of book lovers. â€
â€œWe are delighted to add titles from this strong group of Book View CafÃ© authors to the Audible catalog,â€ said Audible EVP and Publisher Beth Anderson. â€œOur members, who download an average of 18 books a year, will especially welcome this increased selection among many of their favorite genres.â€
Audible, Inc., anÂ Amazon.com, Inc. subsidiary (NASDAQ:AMZN), is the leading provider of premium digital spoken audio information and entertainment on the Internet, offering customers a new way to enhance and enrich their lives every day. Audibleâ€™s mission is to establish literate listening as a core tool for anyone seeking to be more productive, better informed, or more thoughtfully entertained. Audible content comprises more than 150,000 audio programs from content providers that include leading audiobook publishers, broadcasters, entertainers, magazine and newspaper publishers, and business information providers. Audible is also the preeminent provider of spoken-word audio products for Appleâ€™s iTunesÂ® Store.
About Book View CafÃ©
Book View CafÃ© is an author-owned cooperative of over forty professional writers, publishing in a variety of genres including fantasy, romance, mystery, and science fiction. In 2008, BVC launched a website,bookviewcafe.com, initially offering free fiction and gradually moving to selling ebooks of membersâ€™ backlist titles, then original titles. The cooperative has gained a reputation for producing high-quality ebooks, and is now moving into print editions. Book View CafÃ© may be found online atÂ www.bookviewcafe.com.
For more information about BVC, please contact Sue Lange atÂ email@example.com