Update on Google AI narration

I knew there would be a glitch And there is. While Google’s AI narration platform is a slick and seemingly user-friendly interface, it would seem the audiofiles are not to the standards of ACX. Amazon’s audiobook producer platform doesn’t much like AI narration, and has flat out rejected the files I remastered (to meet ACX standards) because all audiobooks must be narrated by a human being. This is fascinating In light of the fact not…

More audiobooks!

Profound changes in audiobook production I’ve ventured into the territory on the map which says: here there be dragons! Say what? Well, it’s like this. You may have read on my blog about Google’s entry into some pretty remarkable, if also a bit disturbing, voice AI offerings for audiobook production. For the moment the service is free. Rest assured it won’t be forever. They’ll get us all hooked, like they did for businesses using their business…

A Book Bundle

Meeting my readers’ needs I’ve heard over the years from many of my readers regarding the high price of print books and of shipping. I can’t do anything about the cost of an individual print book, because it is what it is. Neither can I do anything about the cost of shipping, because, well, it is what it is. But I have been thinking. And that resulted in what might be a good thought, something…

Sale!

Starting today through August 31, my collection of short stories, And the Angels Sang, is free at Kobo! Think of this as my pandemic relief package to all of you. Recently, R. Graeme Cameron over at Amazing Stories reviewed the collection and had this to say in his summary: Is this “New Wave” science Fiction? “Feminist” fantasy? The very opposite of the kind of concept-driven pulp fiction I prefer? Sad puppies need not fear, here. Yes, the…

Revised and updated And the Angels Sang

Sometimes balls drop Yeah, yeah, I know, I really probably shouldn’t have used that header. But it got your attention, didn’t it? Seriously, though, I honestly did drop the things I was juggling. Well, not for the first time, but apparently I had completely forgotten a year and a half ago I was going to go with a updated and new shiny revision of And the Angels Sang. But, well, you know–life. It happens to you. It…