I know I've been telling many of you for months that the ANCESTOR audio CDs would be out on June 22, because that's what I was told repeatedly by the publisher. After continued pressing to find out why they weren't on Amazon.com or in stores, I finally got some feedback from Tara Argoskin of Random House Audio.

Turns out ANCESTOR will only be available as an audio download, part of a continuing trend in publishing.

"The audio industry is going through some extreme changes and our entire business is shifting towards digital," Argoskin said. "I often ask people, 'when's the last time you went to the store and bought a CD of your favorite band?' and the answer is always the same, 'I can't remember, I buy everything on iTunes for years now.' The same rings true with audio content."

This makes sense to me. I apologize for telling many of you that the CDs would be out. I asked repeatedly, and that's what I'd been told all along. It's not a big deal, considering that the industry is shifting, but it's annoying when I pass on incorrect information to you guys.

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it's all good

I will still buy it that way. Burn it. Make a cool ass case and mount it beside the Infected and Contagious cd's I bought. Not trying to press but do you know when its going to be available for purchase?

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Looks like it's up now

Here's the link to the audio download on iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAudiobook?id=375475474&s=143441

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I still buy CDs...

Dunno why, but I still like the idea of having the physical copy on hand.  Maybe it fits into my pack-rat nature.  But yeah, the shifting trend does make sense.  I just never buy audiobooks because I enjoy reading the physical books and the audiobooks are often quite expensive.

I have to say though, Ancestor (the previous version) was the first audiobook I not only listened to completely but thoroughly enjoyed.  Alternating reading my shiny new hardcover of Ancestor with listening to Earthcore in my free time lately.

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what about the other thing?

The video contest. Any update on taht yet? just curious cause i wanna know who the finalists are.

my youtube - http://www.youtube.com/user/SWGmovies something something. lol

my youtube - http://www.youtube.com/user/SWGmovies something something. lol
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We have the finalists, but are checking a few things

We have logged the ten videos with the most views. We have a problem in that some people used bot-nets to crank up their views. A and I are trying to figure out how to handle this. We don't think people should be rewarded for cheating, but at the same time we did specifically say "view count." So we need to put some thought into how to handle it.

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CDs?

When did CDs become "Old School"?

I also have Infected. Or, is that an infection?

I also have Infected. Or, is that an infection?
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I blame last contestant

I think the last guy cheated. he gets 10k views and no feedback, no comments, nothing really no likes or dislikes, just views.

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Scott, I hate to say it but...

... it sounds like you're getting royally screwed by your publishers. Crown screwed the pooch big-time on the Ancestor launch, and now you find out that Random House is not going to produce physical CDs for the audiobook (which means no physical presence in brick & mortar stores). you deserve better than this kind of treatment.

**Just direct-a your feetza to Daddy Greene's Pizza!**

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We're trying to help but...

... it seems as if you're getting your ass kicked.

Re. the other comments - you're getting worked over man.

Mr Fast Fingers (title bestowed upon me by guestford_junkie)

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What were you thinking?

I read you first two books in one week end.  Then went to Borders two months ago and pre ordered Ancestor.  I was under the impression it was the third in a trilogy.  Really wish that was correct.  I loved those insane little triangles.  They are the Hannibal Lectors of outer space.  Your new book deals too much with people, their pasts and their motives.  There are thousands of books out there just like this one.  Please write more about the triangles.  Think like Thomas Harris and how he took a minor character called Hannibal and turned him into an icon.

Thank you for your time.

Jackie

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The free audiobooks on your site...

When will episode 7 for Ancestor come out...or will it ever>...O_o

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Done!

Thanks!

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Some pics of my self made cd's

Downloaded New Ancestor and working on the jewel case as soon as I can get the printer back from the kids

http://www.flickr.com/photos/51348976@N03/4778602925/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/51348976@N03/4778604033/

 

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Nice, now I'm gonna make some!

WOW, they look great my friend.

Well done.

Now, I'm going to have to make some.

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Thank you kind sir

There are a few more that could be made. Like Bloodcast or a Title Fight only cd. It's just hard because there are limited pics to snag to make it "look" Siglerish. Fun none the less

 

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Those are Awesome!!

Very nice work - I like it!

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Saddening news

I personally don't like how the audio entertainment industry is moving towards downloads.  I much prefer the "old fashioned" physical CDs.  They turned out to be pretty useful when I lost my laptop (and therefore my iTunes) for a month, but could still listen to music via CD.

 

And yes, I know that I could just burn my own CDs, but it's just not the same...

 

As for the last time I went out and bought a physical CD, that would be 3 months ago, when I went to a Borders to buy the soundtrack to Uncharted 2: Among Thieves.

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Here are the ones I made a while back.

I realized, after the fact, that I should have used the original Ancestor artwork since it's the original Ancestor podcast.  I still have to make a new label for that one....

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Oh, and here's the pic I used

for the Title Fight CD.

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And they are awesome!

I'm definitely making some now!

 Mr Fast Fingers (title bestowed upon me by guestford_junkie)

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What are these 'CD' things you speak of?

so looks like you'll lose out on maybe 10 sales.  I wouldn't sweat it, big guy. Cool

 

P.S.  how did you get the submission 'Captcha' thingy tuned for your site?  It made me type in "the painful" to post this LOL

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It IS a trilogy!

Jackie, I'm already working on the third "Triangle Book." This one is called PANDEMIC. It will be out Haloween 2011.

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WHY HAVEN'T I DONE THIS?!?!?!?

bloody genius, this is!
(right!  No printer....)

You could turn Ancestor into a 2 disc set: one for the original and one for the rewrite.


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That's the plan!!

But I have to put the right labels on the right podcasts!  Silly me!!!!  Tongue out Hmmm.... I think I'm gonna print the new label right now!
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Is there another source to

Is there another source to purchase a download of the media other that iTunes?

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