[LMB] (news) more happy Blackstone updates
Lois McMaster Bujold
lbujold at myinfmail.com
Fri Mar 23 00:31:45 GMT 2007
The Blackstone Audiobooks royalty statement for the last half of '06
drifted in today -- I'm pleased to note that all the titles up so far
(as of December) have earned out their advances except /Cetaganda/,
which only has $3.76 to go to join that happy state.
In the world of e-commerce, I note with great interest that the Internet
downloads through Blackstone's partner Audible.com continue to outstrip
my (rather minuscule) physical media sales by not just 10 to 1, but in
some cases 20 to 1. In part that's due to the "Not sold in any store!"
problem -- brick & mortar bookstores carry few audiobooks and almost no
audio F&SF, but the 'Net is open and stocked 24/7 worldwide.
I'm also pleased to report Blackstone will at last be picking up rights
to /Mirror Dance/. This book didn't sell with the earlier batch of
Vorkosigan titles because we had to wait for the old Reader's Chair
contract to expire. But now it's in the queue.
A quick look at Blackstone's website also shows /Komarr/ due for release
in May, yay! That will bring the total to nine titles available. I
quite like their cover for /The Hallowed Hunt/, too (which is also up
All unabridged, as ever. Tell your library audiovisual departments!
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