With: Joanne Guidoccio
The numbers are mind-boggling!
· In 2017, the audiobook market captured over $2.5 billion in sales. HarperCollins, Hachette, Simon & Schuster, and Penguin Random House have all verified that profits in their digital units were due primarily to audiobooks. (E-book sales declined by about 5%)
· Forty-eight percent of all listeners are under the age of 35. Members of that cohort listen to an average of 15 books per year.
· Seventy-seven percent of frequent listeners claim that audiobooks have helped them finish more books.
(Source: Audiobook Publishers Association)
At first skeptical, I hesitated when Senior Editor Rhonda Penders introduced the idea of
audiobook publishing with ACX to The Wild Rose Press authors. But my well-honed left brain simply couldn’t ignore the numbers and the following benefits:
You can listen to audiobooks on phones, iPods, computers, and in the car. While listening, you can do housework, exercise, bake, and complete craft projects and menial tasks such as folding laundry. You may even find yourself working faster and getting more accomplished.
More Entertainment and Engagement
A good narrator will do voices and bring the story to life. Listening to a well-modulated voice is a soothing way to destress at the end of a workday. You can also share the experience with family and friends and then have lively discussions about the book. This comes in handy during long road trips.
Improved Reading Habits
Studies show that 85 percent of what you learn, you learn by listening. Audiobooks help when faced with “dry” content that you need to absorb quickly. The faster pace on audiobooks allows slow readers to finish the book faster. Some apps, such as OneClickDigital, have speed settings that enable you to increase the pace to 2x and finish the book in half the time.
A SEASON FOR KILLING BLONDES
Hours before the opening of her career counseling practice, Gilda Greco discovers the dead body of golden girl Carrie Ann Godfrey, neatly arranged in the dumpster outside her office. Gilda’s life and budding career are stalled as Detective Carlo Fantin, her former high school crush, conducts the investigation.
When three more dead blondes turn up all brutally strangled and deposited near Gilda’s favorite haunts, she is pegged as a prime suspect for the murders. Frustrated by Carlo’s chilly detective persona and the mean girl antics of Carrie Ann’s meddling relatives, Gilda decides to launch her own investigation. She discovers a gaggle of suspects, among them a yoga instructor in need of anger management training, a lecherous photographer, and fourteen ex-boyfriends.
As the puzzle pieces fall into place, shocking revelations emerge, forcing Gilda to confront the envy and deceit she has long overlooked.
Enter to win 5 audiobook download codes (US/UK) for A Season for Killing Blondes.
In 2008, Joanne Guidoccio took advantage of early retirement and decided to launch a second career that would tap into her creative side and utilize her well-honed organizational skills. Slowly, a writing practice emerged. Her articles and book reviews were published in newspapers, magazines, and online. When she tried her hand at fiction, she made reinvention a recurring theme in her novels and short stories. A member of Crime Writers of Canada, Sisters in Crime, and Romance Writers of America, Joanne writes paranormal romance, cozy mysteries, and inspirational literature from her home base of Guelph, Ontario.
Where to find Joanne...
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/jguidoccio/Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7277706.Joanne_Guidoccio