Writers Blog 6th November 2017

Hi, Everyone sorry it has been a while sine I have posted I have been trying to find another way of getting my book onto audiobook, bloody impossible if you live in Australia and your not a millionaire, you see ACX who works on a royalty share basis will not take on Aussies. So I thought I would take it to the social networks and ask, I got some good information but still very costly, not very good for a poor writer’s pocket lol So needless to say I am back at square 1 and still looking maybe one day I will hear my book on audio all I can do is dream.


Writers Blog 31st October 2017

Hi Everyone and Happy Halloween I hope you all are having a scary awesome time. I wanted to talk about the importance of audiobook narrators I often wonder if they no just how much effect they can have on some peoples lives? Like myself I love to plug in my ear phones and drift into a fantasy world that is a long way from my own stress and life you see I work in palliative care and sometimes I need a little break from reality and fortunately for me I have my audiobooks and there is nothing like a few hours with Sebastian York, Andi Arndt, Joe Arden, Maxine Mitchell, Tanya Eby and many more that have been responsible for my calm, my center, my reality. So to all the narrators out there I thank you for doing much more than your job.

Writers Blog 22nd October 2017

Hi Everyone, well I have just participated in my very first author signing event and it was awesome, I had such a good time, I met so many great people and got some great book marketing tips on the day. I would have to admit as a new author it was very scary, I also had to get over the idea that I didn’t belong there as well which was a hard one. If your a closet author like me that is a person who has written for years and kept it all for your eyes only it becomes pretty hard to share because the self doubt starts to creep in, the fear of rejection and take it from an expert I have had rejection my whole life and it will always have it’s grasp on me I have just decided it is not going to win. Budding authors never give up.

BLOG 12th October 2017

Hi everyone, Yes I know it’s been a long time coming but I had quite a few problems with my web hosting provider, they were a pain in the ass and ripped me off until the last second so I had to rebuild my site and it is still very much a work in progress. My book is doing pretty good getting awesome reviews just blows my mind but marketing is actually harder than writing the book and there are so many out there just waiting to rip authors off is crazy. At the moment I am trying to find some way of making my book into an audiobook, you see here in Australia we don’t have access to ACX (Even though I have almost begged them lol) so I am on the hunt for a narrator who is interested in partnering up with me and we will split any profits. In fact with all the research I have been doing on this subject I am thinking of trying to form a list of narrators and authors that are interested in partnering up and cutting out the middle man. I see that this is a well needed thing for new and struggling authors in the countries that are not lucky enough to have the services of ACX yet, so tell me what you think? anyone out there willing to help in anyway please drop me a line at -authorjgrayland@hotmail.com. Talk soon cheers.