As you may or may not know, Jeremy Daw has finished recording A THRONE OF BONES. It is going to be an absolutely massive audiobook over 30 hours long. If you want to get in the mood for it, you might like to consider listening to THE LAST WITCHKING & OTHER STORIES, which consists of five novellas and short stories set in the epic fantasy world of Selenoth.
– The Last Witchking
– The Hoblets of Wiccam Fensboro
– Opera Vita Aeterna
– The Wardog’s Coin
– Qalabi Dawn
The audiobook+ is 7 hours, 13 minutes, and includes both The Last Witchking and The Wardog’s Coin ebooks in EPUB and Kindle formats. It is available for $14.99 at Arkhaven.
As for the other Selenoth shorts, A Magic Broken is available as a separate audiobook+, while Master of Cats and Birth of an Order will be included with the Summa Elvetica audiobook+ when it is eventually produced. We will be continuing to announce the availability of new audiobooks daily as we continue the migration from Audible exclusivity to the Arkhaven store.
What does “audiobook+” mean? It means you get the audiobook in high-quality DRM-free MP4 format, plus the ebook in DRM-free EPUB format, plus the ebook in Kindle format. Not all of our audiobooks are audiobook+ due to the limitations imposed by Kindle Select, but over time, almost all of them will be audiobook+.
And no, we can’t do anything similar with the print editions. While we may eventually be able to permit you to buy them from the Arkhaven store, they are in an entirely different production system and it’s not possible to reasonably wrap them all together into a single product. We’re doing what we can.
In answer to a question, the reason some Castalia House audiobooks are not sold as audiobooks+ is because Castalia does not have the right to sell the ebook directly. In some cases, such as Jordanetics, that is because the ebook is still in Amazon’s Kindle Select system. In others, such as The Irrational Atheist, it is because Ben Bella publishes the print and ebook editions.
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