I have a couple things for y’all. First, as many of you know, I have no control over the pricing of my audiobooks. Amazon (aka Audible) completely controls that. I can give a very limited number away, which I have, but that is it.
That being said, I do know of a very large pile of completely free audiobooks for you to check out. Audible has made a number of children’s and young adult books free for the duration of the school closings in the USA. I have verified that at least some other countries can access this, so hopefully, all of you can. None of my books are in this, which is a shame because I would have allowed it if they asked, but there are some good titles in there such as Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children. You can find them all here:
I have no connection to this sale, nor any control over it. That is something Audible is doing of their own accord, which is wonderful! So enjoy!
The second thing I wish to tell you is that the first major rework of Mantidom Book Three: Checkpoint is complete! That means in a couple weeks it will be going out to prereaders. This, of course, means I will be looking for pre-readers.
Let me be clear about something. These are not review copies. They are not ARCs. If you volunteer to be a pre-reader you will be getting a rough draft. Every single time I do this at least one person thinks they are getting an ARC and just wants to leave a review based on this early version. That is not what these are. They are full of typos, plot holes, and the like. With each new book I release, a small team (15 or so) of readers volunteer to read the book through in advance and help find the plot holes, and the like that prevent it from being the best it can be.
These readers get free copies of the finished ebook when it comes out if they were active in the review process. This is a very long book; I estimate it will be around six hundred pages in print when the paperback comes out. If you volunteer to pre-read it will be a lot to work through. If you cannot read such a book in a couple-few weeks, I would ask that you do not volunteer.
Having read books one and two is not required, but it will make things easier on you as book three is not intended as a standalone.
So, think about it and watch my Facebook page for details on how to volunteer.
That is all for now. I hope y’all are staying safe in these most interesting times!