Waterlogg Productions announced today the new Public Radio to Audio Book Program, a service designed to assist under-distributed public radio producers sell direct-to-listeners distribution.
Each producer gets five free packaged CD sets of their work with cover art, distribution to all online vendors including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, WalMart, and libraries, as well as full marketing and promotion services, and 50% of all retail sales.
Public radio producers may submit their work by emailing email@example.com, with the name, a short description and length of the show or series. If chosen, shows will be delivered via Dropbox.
"We are happy to offer this service at no cost to the public radio producer" says Waterlogg Productions founder and veteran award-winning public radio producer Joe Bevilacqua.
|Bevilacqua is among the few public radio producers who has successfully transitioned to the digital and audio book landscape of the 21st Century, releasing over 120 audio titles through Blackstone Audio since 2009.
Chosen works so far include Radio Tales for the Road by Barbara Bernstein, The Streets of Staccato by Victor Gates, and Doctor Geek's Laboratory by Dr. Scott Viguie.
|The current Waterlogg audio catalog encompasses every style of audio storytelling, including traditional readings of fiction and non-fiction published books, new full scale audio theater productions, and compilations of Bevilacqua's 40 plus years in public radio.
Bevilacqua explains, "Our Public Radio to Audiobook Program is for producers who have tried and failed or are unhappy with the level of their success. Our partners understand clearly we are giving them something they cannot do on their own."
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