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.