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Book Credits

How many people does it take to create a novel?  

Braving the Storms, by Kyle Pratt

Recently I watched X-Men Apocalypse with one of my sons. At the end of the action we waited to see if there were any post-credit scenes (there is). As we watched the endless scroll of credits we discussed how many people were involved in the production of my last novel, Braving the Storms.

Over the next few days I jotted down names of people who either worked for me on the novel, or volunteered their time. I hope I didn’t forget to include someone on the list below.

Author:                 Kyle Pratt

Editor:                  Barbara Blakey

Copy Editor:         Joyce Scott

Line Editor:           Lorraine Pratt

Cover Design:       Micah Hansen

Critique Group:     Robert Hansen

                               Debby Lee

                               Kristie Kandoll

                               Carolyn Bickel

eBook Format:       Amit Dey

Audiobook:            Kevin Pierce

Beta Reader:          William Childress

Office Manager:      Lorraine Pratt

Accounting:            Robert Pratt, CPA

Legal:                      Christopher Vandenberg, JD

This doesn’t include people working for distributors such as, Amazon, Nook and iTunes, or the numerous bloggers and reviewers that I speak with on a regular basis.

While my list isn’t nearly as long as the movie credits, it still includes a lot of people, and I’m grateful to every one of them.

Braving the Storms Audiobook

My fifth story will soon be available as an Audiobook.

A few weeks ago on December 18th, the paperback and ebook editions of Braving the Storms, the third book of the Strengthen What Remains series, were released.

Kevin Pierce the voice of Strengthen What Remains.

Even before the December debut, Kevin Pierce, the producer for both Through Many Fires and A Time to Endure, agreed to continue his role as the voice of the series. Kevin is a respected, Audible-approved, producer and narrator of both fiction and non-fiction audiobooks.

Through Many Fires, my first book to be released as an audiobook, came out just over three years ago. Now Braving the Storms will be my fifth. You can listen to samples of all them here.   

Yesterday, Kevin sent me the first chapter of the Braving the Storms audiobook for approval. Click on the embedded app to hear that first chapter. We expect the full audiobook to be completed and available on Audible and iTunes by the end of the month. When that happens, I’ll announce it here, on Facebook, Google Plus and Twitter.

Listen to A Time to Endure

My latest novel, A Time to Endure, has just been released in Audiobook form

A Time to endure was already available in paperback, and as an ebook on Kindle, Nook and Kobo. With the announcement this morning the novel is available on Audible.com and will be on iTunes by the end of this week.

I’d like to thank Micah Hansen for the covers of both Through Many Fires and A Time to Endure and Kevin Pierce who reprised his role as the voice of the series. I’ve already started the third book in the series and hope to have both back on the team again.

My first novel, Titan Encounter, was released in July of 2012. As of this morning I have four books out as audiobooks and ebooks. Three have also been released as paperbacks. In addition to selling in the United States, the novels sell in Canada, Britain, Australia and ten other countries.

All of that has occurred in less than three years. I still shake my head in wonder of it all.

The Sound of Through Many Fires

Through Many Fires Audiobook

Kevin Pierce

Kevin Pierce

Yesterday I finalized an agreement with Kevin Pierce to produce and narrate the novel. With over fifty projects completed, Kevin has produced more titles using the Audible.com marketplace, ACX, than any other individual producer. His narrations span the spectrum from fiction to non-fiction books. Topics include crime, entertainment, self-help, science fiction, survival, politics and more.    

Within minutes of reaching an agreement with Kevin, I contacted Micah Hansen, the graphic artist for all my books and got him started on the audiobook cover. In addition to ten book covers, Micah has designed covers for CDs and logos for business.

The audiobook version of Through Many Fires will be released November 1st on both Audible.com and iTunes.