I sent them a link to one of my short stories on Medium, where I have an embedded soundcloud recording of me reading. I mentioned that I have recorded audiobooks that sell on Audible (so I actually know how to read with clear diction and master a recording). Nope, sorry. So instead of me recording my own story in an Audible.com-worthy manner FOR FREE, they paid some guy probably a couple of hundred bucks to do it. They do not understand the resource they have in us.
Thanks for the mention, Marjorie!
Jack Preston King
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Exactly the same here. Not to be a high maintenance creator, but I can read my own works SO much better than someone else. I know I’m not alone. I’d think they’d want to open the floodgates to self read pieces, but…alas.

Whatever. I’m just gonna use it as an excuse to build out a new podcast presence. :)

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