Audio Versions of My Books: Available or Not?
I’ve been asked this several times in e-mail this week, so let me go ahead and address this topic publicly. People want to know if there are or are planned any audiobook versions of my work. The answer is no: Right now, there are no audiobook versions of any of my work, and as far as I know there are no plans to turn them into audiobooks.
A separate question is whether I would like audiobook versions of my novels, and the answer to that is: Sure, I think that would be groovy. A cursory glance at my contracts says I own the sound recording rights to my novels, so if any reputable audiobook company wants to make an offer, they can contact my agent Ethan Ellenberg about it. I’m unlikely to do my own homebrew audiobook version, because I don’t much have the time or inclination at the moment. I have been thinking of doing some short stories in an audio version, just for kicks, but it’s an idle thought at the moment. And inasmuch as I’m writing this when I really ought to be writing something else, I wouldn’t be holding my breath for that.
So there you have it: No audiobooks now, none planned, but I’d be quite happy if someone wanted to make an offer to do one (or more).