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Afterword to the Audiobook Edition
Books are not made in a vacuum. Though writing is one of the most solitary of creative acts, when a story is completed and released into the wider world, it becomes not just the author's work but the reader's as well, subject to their unique interpretation and analysis. The success of the original ebook edition of Captive, and especially the positive reaction of its readers, inspired me to attempt to adapt it to an audiobook format, using Audible's ACX production and distribution system to create it, and Kickstarter's unique crowdfunding system to pay for it.
But that would not have happened without the urging of professional author Ryk Spoor, whose praise let me believe my own amateur efforts were worthy of greater attention, and that of self-published author M.C.A. Hogarth, who's guide From Spark to Finish: Running Your Kickstarter Campaign, and other private advice, led me to believe I could truly get this accomplished.
In the end though, it was the readers of Captive of the Red Vixen, and other supporters, who made the audiobook you have just heard possible. Their contributions to the successful Kickstarter funding campaign paid for its creation, and they deserve to now be counted.
Royce Day, August 2014