I was jumping for joy when my publisher, Damnation Books, asked if we could produce the audiobook version of I Left My Brains in San Francisco. Audiobooks are like the gold ring, and I loved working with voice talent Becky Parker on Neeta Lyffe, Zombie Exterminator. She took what was already a hilarious story and made it even funnier with her voices and sound effects. (I shall never hear Unchained Melody the same again!) Even better, they wanted it done fast so they could promote it with an ad they’d already bought for Neeta Lyffe in October. We had only weeks!
Becky and I got to work, she recording the chapters in between stage plays in NYC and me listening, critiquing and having a squee-fest at hearing my words in a whole new way. Despite the press for time, Becky did a terrific job, even adding sound effects and producing an original song. (Yes! Have a song! Squeee!) Becky turned in the files to Audible Sept 23, and we planned a rocking book tour for Oct 1-18 – 33 stops! Best Book Launch Evar!
Well, author proposes, Amazon disposes.
We’re a third of the way into the tour, and still no book on audible. Maybe they’re backlogged. I don’t know, and there’s not much anyone can do. It’s the reality of dealing with a huge company. Sometimes, things don’t go at the speed you want. Add to that, Damnation Books changed hands this month, and everything is in flux.
Long story short, I’m on a book tour with no book.
So here’s what Becky and I are going to do, both because we have people reading our interviews and guest posts and wanting to get their hands on a copy, and because we want to make lemonade out of this lemon. Becky and I are offering the first three chapters, free. All you need to do is go to http://karinafabian.com/neeta-lyffe-zombie-exterminator-series/ and sign up. (I’m a Luddite, so I need to email you the link.) In addition, anyone who registers gets a chance to win a free copy of the audiobook version of Neeta Lyffe, Zombie Exterminator.
If you enjoy zombies, satire and fun with chainsaws, go sign up. While you’re there, click to the Neeta Lyffe series and enjoy the videos and excerpts, too.
Hey, Karina,You seem to have a fascinatingly funny take on zoebmis, all right. Ever hear of a cult film by Troma studios called Chopper Chicks in Zombietown, released around 1990? That’s what this reminds me of. I just hope that amongst all the Woody-Allen-esque suffering of the heroine for comic effect, there’s still room for a lot of gory zombie-chopping, action scenes, and even grisly physical comedy.Salut, and see ya !