On Audio Books and Pronunciation

For We Are Many came out recently, and I’ve received a surprising number of comments on some pronunciation changes. The three words mentioned are: Archimedes, Eridani, and AMI.

So here’s the thing.

Ray corrected his pronunciation of Archimedes in book 2, thanks to some feedback after book 1. Although several people have commented on the change, I don’t think anyone’s actually complained.

As to Eridani, turns out Ray’s pronunciation in book 2 is also correct. I did some quick googling, and it seems the proper pronunciation of the constellation is err-ID-an-us, not err-id-AN-us. By extension, Eridani would be err-ID-an-ee.

Regarding ammy vs amy, well, let’s face it, there are no rules for acronyms. Given default English pronunciation rules, though, the latter is more likely to be correct.

The upshot? I had a discussion with the good folks at Audible, and they are going to look at correcting book 1.

There’s also a horrible brain fart on my part at the top of chapter 40 in book 2ย which will be corrected, but I think they can just copy and paste to fix that one.

 

No, no, THIS year!

I’ve been perplexed by some of the comments on book 2 (on Amazon), where they’ve been saying things like “now I have to wait a year for the third book.” It finally came clear when someone posted this response on goodreads:

 

I’m assuming you mean June 2018? A turnaround of just a few months between books is too much to ask for ๐Ÿ™‚

 

(Slaps self upside head) No, actually I mean 2017. But unfortunately, I now mean August 2017. Editing took a little over-long, and I think the production queue is a little too busy at Audible to just slide it in. But summer this year, for book 3.

 

Well, it’s out there.

Two down, one to go. ๐Ÿ™‚

Genealogy of the Bobs

I’ve been asked a few times about the Bob family tree. This one is in the appendices of book 2, so there are a few names in here that will be new to you. If I’ve missed anyone, let me know. It’s too late for the first edition of For We Are Many, but I can fix future editions.

ETA: I’ve added Marvin, who was missed on the first cut. Sadly, that means he’ll be missed in the book 2 release as well. Damn.

ETA ETA: Added Loki as well. I suck.

Audible is turning up the heat

Dang it, I should have posted this on Friday.

Audible has sent out a pre-release email for For We Are Many. And the email drove FWAM to #2 on Audible (for a while, anyway).

Woo hoo!

Timeline of We Are Legion

I promised to put up a timeline of the book. So here you go. Note that this is from before the last round of edits, so something might be off.

New Legion Cover

Someone asked about the new Legion cover as well. Here it be.

Video Interview and other stuff

Hey, I got interviewed by Keystroke Medium this morning. Live. That’s amazingly scary. But I didn’t screw it up. ๐Ÿ™‚

Here’s the URL: https://youtu.be/9Z-dSzeDpT8

On another subject, I realized I haven’t posted up all my new book covers. So, here they are:

For We Are Many is in pre-release on Audible

Book 2 of the bobiverse, For We Are Many, is now up on Audible for pre-order.

For We Are Many

Miscellaneous News Items

For those who haven’t found it yet, I have a Facebook page: @DennisETaylor2 .

And I’m on Twitter: @Dennis_E_Taylor .

I’ve been using this blog as an announcement platform, but it’s really supposed to be more of a, you know, blog. I’ll still use the mailing list for book announcements, but for updates and such, Facebook and Twitter will be my primary medium, with more detail here as necessary.

And with that in mind, we’ve contracted with Kathleen Howard to edit book 3 of the bobiverse: All These Worlds. Book 2, For We Are Many, is in production at Audible. I’m still hoping for March and June release dates, although I’m hearing some rumbling of slippage.

There will also be a preorder date on each book, and the e-book, paperback, and audio versions will be released simultaneously.