The December edition of Literary Ashland was prerecorded as the broadcast fell on Christmas Day. Our guest was Rick Bleiweiss, director of Business Development at Blackstone Audio. Rick gave us a nice overview of the origin of Blackstone and the broad array of services offered by the publisher. One item of importance for writers is Blackstone's move to become a full fledged publisher. In addition to audio books, its traditional publishing mode, Blackstone will also issue print and e-books. It's Downpour service offers not only its own audio books but also those of publishers not yet absorbed by Amazon.