Three. Audio book deals are a thing!
When we think audio books, we think Audible, the audio book giant owned by Amazon. An audio version of a book used to be a little tiny slice of a book deal. But now, it’s becoming a thing. According to this New York Times article,
“Consumers bought nearly 90 million audiobooks in 2016, up from 42 million in 2012, driving audiobook sales up to $2.1 billion, according to the Audio Publishers Association.”
Whoa! Like Netflix, Audible is also creating its own content directly with authors and playwrights as well. They have also just announced a collaboration with Reese Witherspoon and her production company, Hello Sunshine. I am a total fan of all of this and big dreams include me reading my own memoir like we’re sitting across from one another drinking coffee.
But my audio book would be less of me reading straight faced and WAY more of me telling you the story.