My agent Margret McBride was wise enough to carve out the audio book rights as our own.
MacMillan Audio actually produced the book without our knowledge and then tried to negotiate a deal with me after-the-fact. They spent some serious money hiring an actor to read the book and had actually sold pre-orders!
The fact is that not a lot of publishers do an audio book unless they think it will sell and then the harsh truth is that the author rarely makes anything on the book once multiple royalty streams are put in place, rarely does anything trickle down to the author.
Bottom line is that I told them to pound sand after they offered me next to nothing and scoffed at the idea that I’d do it myself. “How are you going to do this?”….
Don’t ever tell a SOF guy that he can’t do something or you’re bound to eat your words.
So please let me introduce The Red Circle Audio Book.
This was a collaboration with TAO Creative Studios in Los Angeles and read by John Bailey.
Why buy the audio download? Because there’s new content, a personal introduction, chapter introductions (read by me) and most importantly proceeds go to The Red Circle Foundation (RCF). RCF is a fast reaction portal that donates to SOF charities that need it most. Charities like The Navy SEAL Foundation, Wounded Warrior and Special Operations Warrior Foundation. We’ll have the RCF site up very soon.
Please help me support these great charities and go get audio if you can afford it. I appreciate your support regardless.
One Team, One Fight.