Monday, February 4, 2013

Fantasy author available for interview on fantasy genre podcasts

Fantasy genre podcast producers in search of indie writers are invited to contact me for an interview. I'm the author of 8 fantasy novels and have been self publishing since 2005, way before it was cool. In addition to always writing more novels I have begun producing my backlist for the audiobook market. For complete details please see my news release below. Anyone is welcome to republish the text of the news release and use one or both of the mp3 audio promos for my fantasy audiobooks Union of Renegades and The Goddess Queen.

Please feel free to share these mp3s excerpts from my fantasy audiobooks.
mp3 promo Union of Renegades
mp3 promo The Goddess Queen

News release: February 4, 2013

Get ready for more indie audiobooks - fantasy author Tracy Falbe producing second fantasy novel for audio market

Expanding opportunities for indie writers now include audiobooks. Like other authors, fantasy writer Tracy Falbe is grabbing her chance to place her novels in Audible and iTunes through the do-it-yourself option at Audio Creation Exchange

Falbe is midway through the recording of The Goddess Queen: The Rys Chronicles Book II, the sequel to her first audiobook Union of Renegades. Using a monthly installment plan with her narrator Andrew Wetmore, she is on schedule for a late summer release of the completed 158,000 word audiobook that will total roughly 16 hours.

Currently 14 chapters are complete and available at her website They are bundled into 2-chapter episodes for $1.50 each to help finance production. Completing The Goddess Queen for the audio market is important to Falbe because when coupled with Union of Renegades, listeners will get a complete story as many plot lines are tied up.

Having a viable chance to be part of the popular audiobook market is exciting for Falbe, who’s been publishing since before indie writers had good outlets for their fiction. Although the success of her first audiobook Union of Renegades has been modest, initial listener responses were positive and she has had requests for The Goddess Queen: The Rys Chronicles Book II.

“I’m planning on ramping up my audio marketing efforts once I have the second novel completely recorded. Then I’ll have enough product ready to justify marketing expenses,” Falbe said.

She considers audiobooks a logical place to expand in the worldwide digital marketplace. Since the ebook retail marketplace began including indie writers, she has been growing her audience for her fantasy ebooks. Falbe is the author of two fantasy series quartets, The Rys Chronicles and Rys Rising. In October 2012, she published her eighth novel Love Lost.

She considers the audio production of Union of Renegades and The Goddess Queen to be a pilot program for her business. It gives her a way to test the market. She dreams of enough success to invest in recording all her novels someday.

Audiobooks in mp3 format are easy for her to sell worldwide from her websites, but it was the opportunity to be distributed into the dominant Audible marketplace that convinced her to invest in audio production.

“All I’ve ever really needed is a chance to be available to fiction lovers whatever the format. Not everyone likes my work, but when they do, they want more,” Falbe said.

Tracy Falbe can be contacted at tracy [AT] falbepublishing [DOT] com