Gargoyles and Star Wars Rebels writer Greg Weisman has been writing his own series of young adult books for a while and now he needs the help of us all to get the audiobook version up and running.
Audiobooks are a godsend to many – myself included – because sometimes the time to actually sit and read is unattainable (sad but true) so this is something I’m very supportive of.
Anyway, here’s Greg’s letter to you all, explaining what it is he would like help with. We’re also hoping to have Greg on our live show very soon…
As you may know, a few years ago I started writing a series of Young Adult novels, starting with Rain of the Ghosts and followed by its sequel, Spirits of Ash and Foam. I’ve enjoyed the process and I’ve enjoyed working on a franchise whose course I can steer myself.
More recently, I launched an ambitious project, adapting Rain of the Ghosts into an unabridged full-cast AudioPlay with an all-star list of voice talent, a musical score and sound effects. (It’s definitely not your standard single-narrator audiobook.)
The voice tracks are already recorded and paid for, but projects like this are expensive, and to finance the post-production (editing, scoring, sound effects and mixing), I’ve launched a KickStarter campaign here:
I hope you’ll consider pre-ordering a copy of the Rain of the Ghosts AudioPlay on KickStarter.
Now with this sort of thing, getting early momentum is very important, so if you are going to contribute to the campaign, the sooner you do the more it helps us out. It would also be very helpful if you could help us spread the word about the campaign. Forward this email to your friends. And if its something you do, mention the project on social media like Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr. The campaign’s Facebook page is here and the KickStarter page can also be reached via the official site here. For those of you who are on Twitter, my handle is @Greg_Weisman and we’re using the hashtag #RainoftheGhosts. I’m also more than willing to do interviews and press, so if you are connected to any kind of press outlet, please don’t hesitate to contact me. Every little bit helps!
*For those of you, who – like me – choose to live largely in the technological past, KickStarter allows individuals to contribute funds toward worthy projects, receiving “rewards” in exchange for their donations, with a guarantee that no money is delivered unless the project fully funds, thus insuring its completion. If you’d like to contribute but are having trouble negotiating the KickStarter website, please contact me for help.