Happy May Day everyone! Spring is here, and we're offering up a round of great interviews this month. We'll be talking about podcasts, audiobooks, and audio rights sales in May, and featuring some excellent markets to consider.
On the lineup are the "Pods:" EscapePod, PodCastle, and PseudoPod, which seek SF, Fantasy, and Horror stories respectively. We'll also be talking with a professional in creating audiobooks about just how that is done and what authors might expect.
Also in May, we will be finalizing our selections for the Write1Sub1 Anthology Vol. 1. Many of us have submissions pending for reprint, and I hope to have a response to each of you before the end of the month. If May passes and you haven't heard from me, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also leave a comment here on the blog. Our goal is to select the stories, choose cover art and layout, and have it available to all of you (at production cost) this summer.
The Write1Sub1 admin team are volunteering their time for this and don't make a dime off this project. Like you, we just want something to put on our bookshelves.
Now, back to audio rights. These rights can be overlooked by writers, and I feel deserve some special attention. They give us an opportunity to have our stories told in a different form and to sell the same tale more than once. Additional exposure, additional income, additional entertainment for our readers!
There are a ton of audio rights markets out there. I did a quick search and came up with a list below. Many of these markets purchase the audio rights in addition to first world print/electronic rights, so you'll want to watch what you're selling. Many others prefer reprints after the print/digital versions have sold to other markets.
Beneath Ceaseless Skies
Untied Shoelaces of the Mind
Cast of Wonders
Roar and Thunder
If you know of other audio rights markets, please add them in the comments!