Audio Book plans

We have taken a leap into the world of Audio Books, with nine books due for publication this year to be simultaneously released as Audio books.

Arachne Press Director, Cherry Potts, says “Thanks to a grant from Arts Council England, we are able to take a broad spread of books into the audio market – short stories, poetry, a dystopian novel and a YA novel, plus three anthologies.

“We are pleased to be partnering with Listening Books for the mastering and remote production, while our actors work from a variety of home studios, from the professional to the airing cupboard! Lockdown has meant we needed to make the most of every route to the reader, and audio books fit well with our commitment to accessibility, and working with Listening Books means we are also supporting a charity with similar aims. An added bonus with this venture is that we can support actors prevented from working on stage.”

Claire Bell, Deputy Membership and PR Manager, at Listening Books says

“I’m delighted we are working with Arachne to produce these titles. Having launched our new website this year, we know how important accessibility is and are very happy to be working with Arachne to provide their titles in the audio format. Having provided an audiobook service to children and adults since 1959, this partnership will not only support the charity through Listening Books Productions,  but will make a whole new range of titles available for the print impaired.

Cherry Potts added “We are auditioning actors now, and are thrilled to announce that our YA novel, Zed and the Cormorants by Clare Owen, will be narrated by Sophie Aldred (Dr Who, Dennis the Menace).”

https://www.listening-books.org.uk/

A quick question about audio books

We had a survey to help us decide where to focus our attention, and one of the questions was set up wrong! Thank you to everyone who struggled through and did their best to tell us what they meant, despite it. It was hard to get any real stats from so we are having another go, just with this one crucial question.

Please spare us a second or two to answer this question!

Your assistance is much appreciated! Please don’t tell us what you think we want to hear, it could lead to expensive mistakes.

Arachneversary video 7: Kate Foley

Poet Kate Foley and editor Cherry Potts discuss Kate’s two Arachne poetry collections, The Don’t Touch Garden, and A Gift of Rivers.

you can buy both books (on sale throughout August) from our Webshop 

just add ARACHNEVERSARY  at checkout to get your discount.

The Don’t Touch Garden is also available as an audio book.

Sounds of Arachne – support our crowd fund

We don’t just do print! We now have Audio books – well, one.

Pledge £5 or more in our crowd fund to raise cash for DUSK and receive The Don’t Touch Garden Audio book – poems written and read by Kate Foley

Our first audio book, hot off the mixing desk, not available in shops until January. Available as a downloadable MP3.

Or if music is more your thing, Pledge £12 or more to receive a Ticket to Ride CD  from Vocal Chords Choir, our regular collaborators on Solstice Shorts, singing songs with a travel theme. There is only ONE of these available