There she is. The cover to the Dead Weight audiobook, coming soon to an Audible and iTunes near you. Really soon.
The audio version, narrated by Joshua Nicholson — and he does a fine job of it — weighs in at 10 hours in length. That’s based on the 360-something-paged, 103,000-something-worded novel. (Should’ve been 135,000 words, and actually it was, but then an agency got to me and wham, bam, thank you — wait, damn!)
So here’s a detail I always noticed but never really thought about. Books are rectangular. Audiobooks are square. I think that’s because people used to do all of their listening on CDs — remember those? — and books on CD always came in square jackets. It’s been years since anybody picked up a CD and yet the industry never bothered to bring visual parity between book and audiobook. Customers couldn’t give a shit, of course, but authors — well, that’s just one more thing I didn’t think about. So, if you compare the cover of Dead Weight in its original novel form to the audiobook, you’ll see that a few changes have been made in order to square everything away.
Anyway, it’ll be available in a couple days, and then I’ll update with links to buy / download it, as well as some thoughts about the process.