So Glynn and I have just inked a deal with Podium Publishing, to produce audiobook editions of all the main-series ARISEN books.
They actually approached us three times; we turned them down twice, intent on holding onto our IP rights, until we either got around to doing our own editions or else got bigger and might be looking at a comprehensive (print/audio/etc.) deal with a major publishing house.
But Podium kept sweetening their offer, including, in the end, a significant advance. And they're an interesting, and up-and-coming, outfit. They employ some top voice talent, have relationships with major houses and agencies and they published The Martian by Andy Weir, which dominated the bestseller lists for months, garnered 1,500 Amazon reviews, was sold in a print deal to Random House, and is being made into a film by 20th Century Fox.
So that's good, then.
In slightly related news: very many thanks to everyone who helped us get to over 100 reviews for Book Five in its first month, and a 4.8-star average - briefly, and still nearly, 4.9! Awesome stuff. To paraphrase Gibran, our readers' reviews are love made visible, and they make us really happy and grateful. (It was also our awesome readers who got us to our highest ranking ever: Top 10 in Horror, Top 5 in War and Top 250 overall on Amazon.)
As the audiobook editions appear, we'll announce them in the usual places. Meanwhile, happy holidays!