I am Sara Secora, and I've been writing my young adult, high fantasy trilogy for the last 12 years. Right now, I'm on the cusp of my second major publication - the release of book two in the Amethysta Trilogy, Untoward Awakening. This story takes my writing to an entirely new level. It's not only the largest story I've ever done (resting at 100,000 words), but it's also the most involved. Over the last nearly four years, I've been working painlessly over the story. It's now done, and I am just weeks away from publication.
However, sadly, I've realized that I cannot afford the audiobook's expenses out of pocket. These books average a cost of around $5,000 - $8,000 to produce from start to finish, and audiobooks are often skipped by independent authors because they come along with a large production time and cost.
Ideally, I would love to have the audiobook release alongside the paperback and e-book versions. As of now, I have a wonderful voice actress selected to voice and produce my audiobook. The only thing I need is the funds to make it happen.
Check out book one, Throne of Lies.