Earlier this week, we offered our suggestions on gifts for narrators, and today we’re back with the other side of the ACX equation: authors and rights holders! Everyone could use a bit of holiday cheer to wrap up the year, so join us as we highlight some gifts that will have your collaborators writing thank you notes in between novels.
JUST THE WRITE GIFT
Hand Cream: Keep those hands smooth and moisturized during chilly winter writing sessions. Liquid Inspiration 1 – Coffee Subscription: For the author who needs to focus, make sure coffee is on their doorstep every month with a subscription coffee service.
Liquid Inspiration 2 – Booze: For added creativity, give the gift of holiday spirits.
Speech Recognition Software: Help your author put the pen down, and think with their audiobook in mind! Speech to text software like Dragon can help authors do a little “narration” work of their own.
A Good Review – if you enjoyed an author’s book (and didn’t produce it), one of the nicest things you can do for them is provide a positive critique of their work. Reviews help boost sales, so this counts as two gifts in one.
A Literary Tote full of Books – Writers are readers too, so you can’t go wrong with a fun bag stuffed with some of your favorite paperbacks.
An Audible Gift Membership: You’ve already turned your authors into audiobook fans by bringing their books to life, now turn them into seasoned audiobook veterans with an Audible membership. As an added bonus, every book they listen to helps authors become better audiobook publishers!
That does it for our 2013 gift guide. Have fun putting your gift bags and baskets together, enjoy the holiday season, and get ready for a creative and thrilling 2014!
What are you getting for the author in your life? Tell us your suggestions below.