In his latest Shatnervision, the Shat critiques the promotion for his latest Trek book “Collision Course” and discusses why there isn’t an audio version.
No more Trek audio books?
In the past Simon and Schuster Audio issued audio versions of many of the ‘big’ Trek books, but over the last few years they stopped doing any (except for the Shatner books). It appears that S&S Audio are much more focused now on non-fiction books. The fiction books they have released more recently seem to be New York Times Best sellers like Stephen King. It is likely that the Trek books (including Shatner’s) just don’t fit with their business anymore.
As for Shatner’s critiques of Simon and Schuster’s promotion, it is not clear what he isn’t happy about. Shatner has been booked on TV, radio and print interviews as well as a book signing (held last week at Talk Soup in Los Angeles). Unfortunately Shatner’s appearance on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live never happened due to the writers strike.
Shat on Man O’ War
In another vlog, The Shat discusses the fate of his Mars book “Man o’ War.”