Cover by Patricia Loofbourrow. Proofreading by The Well-Chosen Word.
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Want to catch up with the series? You can get all my current books on my custom flash drives (including the prequels), or just get the first three books in the Red Dog Conspiracy Act 1 box set!
Note: this is chapter 5 of a 13-part serial novel. While it’s not mandatory to have read chapter 1 (The Jacq of Spades), chapter 2 (The Queen of Diamonds), chapter 3 (The Ace of Clubs), and chapter 4 (The King of Hearts), I strongly urge you to do so before venturing forth.
I would love to produce The Ten of Spades: Part 5 of the Red Dog Conspiracy in audio for you.
When that happens is up to you!
Here's the Real Story
Audio narration and editing is extremely expensive (my audiobooks have cost $800 to $2000 per
audiobook) and must be paid up front before the audiobook's release.
When you purchase an audiobook from anywhere other than my Gumroad store, I only get a small amount (it depends on the retailer, but can be anywhere from a few dollars to as low as a few pennies per book). And with Audible allowing audiobook returns, there are months where I actually sell several books yet get nothing or even owe money.
I just recently broke even on audio sales for book 1. If I were to wait until I'd sold enough to break even on book 4, it would be many years before I could produce another one.
For The King of Hearts, we tried raising funds for the production costs via an Indiegogo and preorders, and were unsuccessful.
(I actually lost money when you take into account buying graphics for the wallpapers, which I thought would be a popular perk for those contributing)
This time, I'm trying something different: donations.
How will donations work?
All sales profits of The Ten of Spades ebook and print copies will go towards audiobook production. That means I'm not taking any profits on the book until we get the audiobook made.
When we have raised half the production costs via print and ebook
sales of The Ten of Spades plus donations, I'll begin production of The Ten of Spades audiobook.
*** If you would like to help this go faster by making a small donation towards audio production costs, click here to donate via PayPal.
Or you can donate through Ko-fi, if you prefer.
Please mark that it's for The Ten of Spades audiobook so I can keep track. Your name (first name, last initial, and country) will appear on this site as a contributor unless you request to be anonymous.
Anyone donating $20 USD or more will receive a free code to download the audiobook through either Gumroad or Authors Direct (your choice) at no charge once the audiobook is released.
My Patrons at the $20 USD/month level or more receive all of my audiobooks for free! Click here to learn more about Patreon.
(statistics are delayed 30-90 days, depending on when the retailers pay me)
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