I’ll be at the Independent Audiobook Awards in KC, MO June 7th.

If you live anywhere near KC, Missouri, I’ll be there on the 7th.  My novel, Commune Two, is a nominee for the PA category and I’ll also be appearing on a discussion panel at 9 am that day.

Come out and have a drink with me if you have the time.  Bring things to sign if that’s your thing 😉

All event details (plus travel info and tickets) can be found here.

– Josh

FB Live Event & Q/A – Sat, March 23rd @ 0930 PST

Hey, all.  In celebration of the 1-year anniversary of the 50 Shades of Bray fan page, I’ll be running a Facebook Live event where I run my stupid mouth for about 1.5 hours.  I’ll be answering any questions you guys have to post and I’m told there will be some prize give-aways as well.  If you’d like to come chat with me for some unknown damned reason, save the date on your calendar and don’t forget to tune in!

Click here to register for the event.

– Josh

Audiobook Production Updates: C4 and All Gifts, Bestowed

So I got an e-mail from Bob this morning covering the release dates of my most recent novels, Commune 4 and All Gifts, Bestowed.  The news is not what anyone wants to hear, I’m sure, but there are some very good reasons for why it has played out as it has.  I’ll explain the situation here.

At play are several key factors:

  1. R.C. Bray is ridiculously popular.
  2. For whatever reason, my books have been well received.
  3. Seriously, R.C. Bray is ridiculously fucking popular.

The last year has been a pretty crazy one, both for Bob and myself.  We’ve seen these Blue Heron titles (and the Commune Series right along with them) grow in popularity within the audiobook market space; really to degrees that are unprecedented.  From the perspective of the average reader, I’m sure it all just looks like another book on Audible and it makes sense that Blue Heron’s titles should be slugging toe-to-toe with some of these other major properties that have the benefit of massive publishing houses behind their marketing.

But I assure you, this is not normal.  Bob’s recent successes in the last year have brought him some unexpected clout under the Blue Heron banner such that he now has access to certain coveted features that we just didn’t have in the past; features like pre-order links and concrete release dates.  This is all rather new and has been a learning experience for all of us.

Part of that learning experience includes figuring out how Audible coordinates these activities with the publishers they partner with, and this leads me to my next point.  The date given thus far has been a hard release date of March 19th for Commune 4, which I think we all would have loved to see.  But due to the low-level minutiae of the platform at large, this is simply not to be.  It really comes down to coordination issues, a few assumptions, and a general unfamiliarity with these new opportunities to which we now have access.

What does that mean for you, the reader?  Well, it means that you should see a pre-order link for Commune 4 on April 5th and the audiobook will go live for sale on May 10thAll Gifts, Bestowed will have a pre-order available on April 26th and go live on June 7th.

My sincere apologies for the mix-up.  We’ll get this all sorted out as quickly as possible and have the process well ironed out in the future.

– Josh

 

Commune 2 Re-Release!

THE NEW EBOOK IS HERE! THE NEW EBOOK IS HERE!

That’s right.  The ebook format for Commune Book Two is back in action, once again.  My publisher is working fast to get the paperback and hardcovers up on on Amazon as well, just as they’ve done for Commune 1!

And remember: if you want a signed copy of these books, there are instructions advising how you can make it happen.

– Josh