So, the idea is simple, the implementation maybe less so.
Sell an audio version of The Man in the Rubber Mask through Audioboo, as an experiment in non-corporate media distribution.
But more than just the book as it stands, because once you effectively subscribe to the book, you automatically get access to the updates I post on there which will include interviews with the cast and crew of Red Dwarf X, and the new chapters I am yet to write, the Man in the Rubber Mask extended directors cut.
So far the original book only goes up to the end of 1992. The new part (I’ve written one chapter so far) will follow the remainder of the series up to 1998, the shenanigans that the cast got up to during that time.
Then the attempts to make the ill-fated Red Dwarf movie, the sudden and unexpected return in 2009 with ‘Back to Earth’ and now, the fantastic new series, Red Dwarf X we are currently working on.
I’ve been in in cahoots with Audioboo for a while and this is also their first venture into pay to own audio downloads
To download and keep the audiobook you just go to
And on the upper right hand side of the page is a download button. If you click that, you can join Audioboo, (that’s free) put in your payment details into the super secure online banking dooberry, Visa, Mastercard, everything except PayPal at the moment although I think that’s coming, then you can either stream the chapters or download the whole book in one chunk of audio-goodness.
Then, early next year I will upload all the new chapters and you’ll get them as part of the deal.
I mean, a whole 8-9 hour audiobook plus many extras for £4.99. It’s not bad.