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Audiobook News

Some great news! The audiobook narrator for Stories of the Raksura Vol I will be Christopher Kipiniak, who did the first three Books of the Raksura.

If you like audiobooks and are new here, all my fantasy novels plus the Star Wars novel are available in audiobook at Audible.com, Tantor Audio, Audible UK, iTunes, and other audiobook retailers.

A note about conventions, because this comes up occasionally: authors and artists (who are not in the top 4-5 or so headlining guests) do not get paid to go to SF/F conventions, to do panels or workshops, even all day long workshops. We pay our own travel, hotel, food, etc, and usually all we get is a free membership (the same thing volunteers who work on the convention get). For large conventions like World Fantasy and WorldCon, we have to buy our own membership. (Often, if a WorldCon makes enough money to pay its expenses and has money left over, it will reimburse panelists for their memberships. But that's never guaranteed.)

Couple of links:

Kickstarter: Imagined Realms: Book 1 - New Fantasy Art by Julie Dillon

Aliette de Bodard: Some thoughts on the Hugo nominees

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ArmadilloCon makes all the volunteers, even the Con Chair, buy memberships and doesn't reimburse them, ConChair does get a free rom. Confusion in Michigan reimburses the volunteers if they work a specified number of hours. I am only doing the Charity Auction this year. If you've got an extra book to donate, like a foreign language edition that would be appreciated.

I assume the free room is partially to make sure the Con Chair has space to work and to keep them on hand in a close location even during 'down time' as much as 'thank you for your hard work', especially if the Chair is local and might otherwise have to commute from home. I can only imagine how much work a Con Chair has to do during even the smallest con, handling unexpected problems.

Martha, will Stories of the Raksura Vol 1 be available on the Baen E-books site, as the three novels are?

I don't know yet, but I'll try to find out.

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