It’s been a month since I released the Rites of the Renouncer EP and accompanying novella. I now have the first two chapters up in audiobook form from my new podcast. It was important to me to make an audiobook version available (in addition to ebook and paperback) for accessibility reasons and also for the people who simply have a preference for audiobook. This was also part of why I opted to distribute the kindle version DRM free, so people who rely on screen readers would encounter less friction if they needed to export the ebook to a different format.
It also turned out to be a fun medium to experiment with, both in terms of doing the narration and using a mixture of EP tracks (and other releases), as well as creating new ambient soundtrack material. Since my music takes a lot of inspiration from classic science fiction soundtracks, the audiobook podcast had been a great way to tie the fiction and music together.
The remaining chapters of the novella will each be released every two weeks (Chapter 5 is a bit longer than the others and may be serialized in two parts). After I’ve finished narrating Rites, I’ll take a month or so hiatus, then begin narrating the first few chapters of the follow up (and also stand-alone) novel that will be coming in the Fall.
Also, a second announcement: for this week (March 18 through March 25), the Kindle version of the novella will be marked down to $0.99!
To celebrate a month of the release, the launch of the podcast, and the week of Kindle discount, I’m also posting a limited run of free download codes for the album Vaskania Prime and the EP Rites of the Renouncer:
|Vaskania Prime (Full Album)|
|Rites of the Renouncer (EP)|
These can be redeemed at this BandCamp link. I’ll be updating the site periodically to mark out codes that are reported to me as having been redeemed.