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SoundFridge announces deal to produce audiobook of “Puzzled” by PJ Nichols

SoundFridge announces deal to produce audiobook of “Puzzled” by PJ Nichols

What if you had to save the world by solving a series of puzzles?  That’s the challenge – and responsibility – Peter and his friends face in this exciting children’s novel, written by PJ Nichols.  After being recruited by a mysterious old man with an […]

SoundFridge inks deal to produce audiobook of “A Tale of Two Colonies” by Virginia Bernhard

SoundFridge inks deal to produce audiobook of “A Tale of Two Colonies” by Virginia Bernhard

Between myth and the passage of time, it can be difficult to pin down exactly what transpired during the years when Jamestown, the first English settlement in the New World, struggled for survival.  In A Tale of Two Colonies, author Virginia Bernhard draws on archaeology, material […]

SoundFridge wraps production on audiobook of “The Wraith” by Frank Dirscherl

SoundFridge wraps production on audiobook of “The Wraith” by Frank Dirscherl

A new caped hero

By day, he is a mild-mannered recluse with a secret.  By night, he is The Wraith, an ancient dread avenger of justice with otherworldly powers.  It’s not Batman, it’s another caped hero whose comic books have been favorably reviewed by no less than major Hollywood director Guillermo del Toro and Steve Englehart, writer of Detective Comics and The Avengers.  SoundFridge has just wrapped production on the audiobook version The Wraith, a novel based on the first comic in the series The Wraith: Eyes of Judgment.  The novel is penned by the author of the original comics, Frank Dirscherl.  He is the founder and owner of Trinity Comics, an Australian publisher

At SoundFridge, this project has been our most ambitious project to date.  Most of our previous material has been nonfiction, including business and self-help, as well as educational material.  But working closely together with the author of the comic book, we had an opportunity to grow and stretch.  This book demands multiple characters, accents, and a full range of acting skills.  Frank Dirscherl has been a dream to work with, constantly encouraging and helpful in his feedback.

Sample audio from the audiobook:

The audiobook will be released digitally on Audible as well as other sites, along with a special-edition CD box set.  There are 8 books in The Wraith series, and future audiobooks are in the planning stage.  This audiobook is slated for release late in March 2019.

From the book cover:

In a world not far removed from our own, a city lies ravaged. Crime overruns its streets; its citizens are helpless. Crimelord Robert Latham, to the world-at-large a legitimate businessman, holds the city in his sway. Fear and intimidation rule throughout. One man stands above the rest, willing to fight for freedom.

That man is The Wraith.

The Wraith, the city’s bogeyman, is known to exist only by a very few, and seen by even fewer. Those that do know of him, especially Latham, know to fear him, for his fury at those who commit evil has no bounds. By day, The Wraith is the reclusive billionaire Paul Sanderson, a man more mysterious and less seen than his night-time counterpart. Sensing the desperation of Latham and that his own time may be limited, Sanderson readies a replacement, a man deemed worthy to continue in his stead, whether that man likes it or not. That man is Michael Reeve, an honest cop, someone similarly fighting for justice in a city where very little justice remains. It’s a struggle for Reeve to come to terms with his new identity and the destiny handed to him by someone he has only heard of but never seen.

SoundFridge produces audiobook of “12 Golden Keys to Hospitality Success” by F.H. Benzakour

SoundFridge produces audiobook of “12 Golden Keys to Hospitality Success” by F.H. Benzakour

“Hospitality is a challenging industry, but I love it,” writes F.H. Benzakour in his book, 12 Golden Keys to Hospitality Excellence.  Manager and CEO of some of the toniest golf courses in the United States, Benzakour’s book is aimed to help new leaders in the hospitality […]

SoundFridge closes deal to provide voice-overs for top Turkish education video channel

SoundFridge closes deal to provide voice-overs for top Turkish education video channel

İngilizce Konu Anlatımı, or English Lecture Hall, is a widely popular YouTube channel that shares humorous English instruction.  It is one of the most popular English-language teaching tools in Turkey.  SoundFridge is pleased to announce a deal with İngilizce Konu Anlatımı to produce the narration for their […]

SoundFridge inks contract to produce “From Maid to Duchess” by Regina James

SoundFridge inks contract to produce “From Maid to Duchess” by Regina James

From Maid to Duchess by up-and-coming independent author Regina James is a sweet retelling of the classic Cinderella tale.  Following Evelyn, a kind-hearted orphan who lives in 19th-century London with her overly-ambitious stepmother, the story is a moving romance about the power of love to heal broken hearts – and homes.  Will she capture the heart of the Duke of Langley, a tragic widower and doting father of twins who has vowed never to love again?

From Maid to Duchess is a clean romance in the second-chance romance category.  It is SoundFridge’s second novel (after The Ghost Factory)  and the first romance title that I have produced.  A private collaboration, audiobook distribution is to be announced.

SoundFridge produces audiobook of “See, Hear & Feel!” for Lerner Press

SoundFridge produces audiobook of “See, Hear & Feel!” for Lerner Press

Originally published in the Republic of Korea, See, Hear, and Feel! is a charming children’s picture book that gives a quick tour of the human body by comparing it to familiar animals.  Children learn that we smell with our nose, but a dog smells 1000 times better, […]

SoundFridge milestone featured in PR business news magazine

SoundFridge milestone featured in PR business news magazine

This week, SoundFridge delivered its 200th project to China.  Puerto Rico business daily News Is My Business picked up the story, celebrating the milestone and giving background on the company.  This is a tremendous milestone and is the first time SoundFridge has received media attention.  To […]

Dalan joins the team at Archieboy Audiobook Production

Dalan joins the team at Archieboy Audiobook Production

SoundFridge continues to grow as I was invited to join the team of professional audio book producers at Archieboy.  This company works with publishers and rights holders to create audio books that will be sold on Audible.com.  This is a significant step forward for SoundFridge and will open up whole new kinds of possibilities.

Archieboy produces about 50 audio books per month.  They identify projects with good sales potential, then hire audio book actors directly to produce them.  This approach is a little different than the revenue-share model that is used on ACX.  It helps rights holders avoid the frustration of getting low-quality auditions for revenue share projects (as we’ve talked about here), while allowing audio book actors to eliminate their risk exposure for accepting them.

Thanks to Bo Benent, PhD and the team at Archieboy Audiobook Production!  Here’s looking forward to a fruitful partnership.

Exceptional Wealth by Mark Tepper now on Audible

Exceptional Wealth by Mark Tepper now on Audible

Big projects often take months to come together, and Exceptional Wealth by Mark Tepper, CFP® was one of those projects.  I’m pleased to announce that the audio book of Exceptional Wealth is now available on Audible.com. The project started back in November of 2017, not long after Hurricane María […]