If you're wondering why I haven't blogged lately, I'll sum it up in two words:
That's the number of titles we've been preparing to release for October.
Just for some perspective, twenty-five is a healthy average. Thirty-five is a very busy month. Sixty-eight is insane.
What accounts for this madness? Well, we've been making a big push into the library market and have been responding to requests. Thus--eight Amish romances, eight English bodice-rippers, a smattering of young adult stuff...oh, and vampires, let's not forget vampires! Half-dead, sort-of-dead, not-so-dead, really dead, nearly dead--you name it.
Also, a lot of topical material, mostly politics. We won't delve into it too deeply, suffice it to say that there's a lot of anti-this and anti-that that's very hot right now and we'd be fools not to cash in on the various sentiments flying around this season.
Add to that a number of what we call "drop-ins"--hot titles that pop up out of nowhere that nobody's grabbed for audio, and which need to be rushed to market if we're going to catch the wave.
Anyway, I'll be blogging about these and other new stuff in the coming weeks. I promise to be better! In the meantime, picture me trotting back and forth between the copying machine and the shipping department, my arms loaded with stacks of manuscripts. The narrator in me finds it thrilling. The producer in me is exhausted!