I just heard a rumor that it is now October. Really? Yikes!
Well, while we've been happily occupied with editing, getting covers printed, and selecting music for this amazing project, the calendar flipped a page on me.
Today, the sound editing was completed! Now comes the additionally fun part of adding music to the project and getting the files organized in preparation for duplicating them onto discs.
I also began assembling the covers tonight and thought you all might like a picture of what they look like as a group.
The collectible disc art is all created, and sitting in the computer ready to print. You can see a sample of "Disc 1" in the foreground of this picture.
Thank you all again for your belief in this project and for your patience! Give me just a couple more days, and I'll be making an announcement here about the shipping of the book and those dear T-Shirts to all who are waiting for them.
I’m writing first of all to let you know the editing process continues on Safe Harbor. We’re working hard because we know you’re all eager to hear the finished product. We continue to be impressed with the amount of enthusiasm and support you’ve shown through this entire project and we’d like to reward that by giving you not one but two amazing audiobooks this fall! We had Georgia Beers record her award-winning novel Starting from Scratch a while ago, and it’s almost ready to release, so we’d like to make both it and Safe Harbor available starting at Women’s Week in Provincetown this fall. The only problem is that if we’re going to do a big release, we want to do it right.
Here at Dog Ear Audio, we don’t cut corners, not in the books we select, in the recording process, or with our editing techniques, and when we release a book we want to promote it in a way that gets word out to as many people as possible. With a Women’s Week in P-Town release, we have a chance to connect with our dedicated audience as well as reaching people who have never read a lesbian book, much less heard one read aloud. We also have the opportunity to get audiences direct access to our authors and narrators. We’ll hold meet-and-greets, signings, and chat sessions with Radclyffe- the author of Safe Harbor-, Diane Gaidry, and Georgia Beers, giving those in attendance a chance to interact with them. But those of you who can’t make it to Ptown shouldn’t feel left out, because as supporters of the project you’ll get exclusive behind-the-scenes updates and photos of the events. Plus everyone will have the opportunity to get these amazing audiobooks ahead of the schedule. Everyone wins.
The only problem is that getting people and books to Ptown isn’t cheap, and promoting those people and books takes even more effort and 'mula'. In order to give the artists and their work the promotion they deserve, we’ll need to raise a little bit more money than we included in our original estimates. Thankfully, we’re not doing it alone. Some friends have offered to help us out by donating a few items to be auctioned off for the cause. We are taking this phase of the project over to a Wordpress site. If you visit " Dogearaudio.wordpress.com " you can find out more about this auction and where to place a bid for this once in a lifetime event.
Diane Gaidry has got an autographed copy of her film The Dog Walker to give away. Rachel Spangler is offering up the naming rights to a minor character in her upcoming novel, and Dog Ear Audio, will throw in a pre-release copy of Starting From Scratch, as well as one of Safe Harbor to the highest bidder. Of course, if you don’t want to bid or the bidding gets too rich for your blood but you still want to see the audiobooks released in October, you can contact us about making a donation.
There are four auction pages at the Wordpress site. Each one will contain the description of an item up for auction. Bidding is simple: All you do is go to the bottom on the page and enter your bid in the “leave comment” box. You’ll be able to track all the bids that come after yours by returning to that page, and if you want to bid again, simply enter another one. You can also share the item information with your Facebook friends by clicking “like” at the top of the page.
Again, thank you so much for all your support. This whole experience has been a wonderful one, and we have the utmost faith that you’ll help us make sure we finish this adventure as strongly as we started.
(Picture below is of Herring Cove at sunset. All who love "Safe Harbor" will recognize the name. :-)
At long last, the T-Shirts are in and they look fabulous!! I will begin sending them to the folks in those Backer levels after Diane puts her beautiful signature to them.
The editing is going wonderfully. They say that time goes marching on, but I think it has taken up jogging these days. Can it be mid-August already? Halley is greatly enjoying the cooler weather here in the high country. The heavier weight cotton in these shirts is perfect with the slight hint of autumn in the air.
Stay tuned for an exciting announcement about "Safe Harbor -The Audio Book" and Women's Week in Provincetown. Autumn is going to be an exciting time!
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