In the first section of my previous post I wrote about recovering my rights to distribute the audiobook versions of my first two novels (The Big Bend and Hog Valley) from Amazon, Audible and iTunes. It might be that you understood that I was also breaking my agreement with Neill Hicks, the man who narrated and produced those audiobook files.
This is most definitely not the case. Neill and I continue to work together on these novels and I look forward to working with him and his wife, Andi, on the other two novels currently in publication (Twisted Key and Lonesome Cove) and, when it is released, Standing Wave.
Neill was as disappointed in the royalty payment structure from ACX as I was. While I invested years in writing the Big Bend and Hog Valley, Neill and his wife invested thousands of man (and woman) hours in the narration, editing and production of the audio books. While I will be handling the marketing of the audio books going forward, we will continue to split the royalties on an even basis.
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