A number of people have contacted me to ask when Wrong’un will be released on audiobook. I’m now in a position to confirm the situation, and unfortunately the short-term news isn’t positive.
The rights to first audiobook, Who Sent Clement?, are owned by the publishing company WF Howes. Since it’s launch, the sales have been steady but unspectacular, with less than a hundred units sold.
Bearing in mind it costs several thousands of pounds to produce an audiobook, WF Howes are unwilling to commit to publishing Wrong’un in audiobook format until there is a large enough market (nobody will buy the second book unless they’ve purchased the first).
I could independently produce the audiobook but the current sales suggests it will take a decade to break even. As an indie author, I simply can’t afford to have that amount of money tied up so long without any return.
The one slither of good news is that WF Howes have promised to boost the marketing on Who Sent Clement? so things might change. All of the feedback I’ve received has been positive and the narrator did a fantastic job, so I have every confidence in the product – we just need more people to buy it.
I’ll keep you posted but for now, please accept my sincerest apologies for any disappointment.