SF:SE 2015, Audio Book, Readers’ Favorite Win, Periscope
Hi all! I has been months since I’ve updated you with all the news, but a lot has happened in that time, and I have quite a bit going on!
Awards! – On September 2, I learned that Compendium won the Silver Medal in the Fantasy General category of the Readers’ Favorite Book Awards! This is a huge accomplishment for me, and I am super excited to receive my medal at the awards ceremony to be held during the Miami Book Fair in Miami, Florida on November 21. I plan to broadcast receiving the award on Periscope, so if you are a Periscope user, please follow me at @alialuria on Periscope to know when I go live with events! Additionally, Compendium was a finalist for the 2015 Independent Author Network (IAN) Book of the Year Award in three separate categories, including Science Fiction, Fantasy, and First Novel. I am so honored that Compendium has received such excellent critical reception!
Audio Book – As of this Monday, Compendium is now available in audio format from Audible.com, Amazon.com, and the iTunes music store. It is narrated by Shiromi Arserio. It retails for $19.95 for non-Audible subscribers or $13.96 or 1 credit for Audible subscribers. If you are new to Audible, you can get two audio books for free on Audible by signing up for a free trial!
Listen to a sample now:
Speculative Fiction: Southeast 2015! – I will be participating this weekend at Speculative Fiction: Southeast 2015, held at the Sheraton Orlando North in Maitland, Florida. I will be participating in two panels on Friday night and a reading/signing on Saturday. For my full schedule, please visit my Event Page for SF:SE 2015! Some of the other participants include Orson Scott Card, Jacqueline Carey, and Maria V. Snyder, as well as other amazing authors, some of whom I’ve had the great pleasure to get to know leading up to the conference. If you are in the Orlando are and want to hear me read or listen to me and other great authors talk about world building and indie publishing, please stop by! I will be doing my very first Periscope broadcast of my Compendium reading on Saturday at 11:30 am eastern. So, again, if you are a Periscope user, please follow me at @alialuria to check out my reading on Periscope!