Archive for January, 2006

Donation questions

Friday, January 27th, 2006

Since you folks have been so helpful in prior discussions… I’m considering changing the donation process on the site. Let me state for the record that I have no intention of making a mandated donation amount. Donations will remain flexible, and you should be able to donate any amount of money you feel like. Having […]

Seeds of the Machina

Thursday, January 26th, 2006

I’m happy to announce the addition of our 20th title, Seeds of the Machina by Thomas Moore. Your comments are welcome! It’s also worth noting that Thomas is passing all of his portion of donatons for this book along to he Family Literacy Foundation, so be generous! Even the smallest children knew about the story […]

What makes a book Explicit?

Thursday, January 26th, 2006

A question to those of you reading this blog, either on site or via the RSS feed. When should the “Explicit” iTunes tag be used on a book? Obviously, Scott Sigler’s Earthcore is explicit. No question about it. And Mark Jeffrey’s The Pocket and the Pendant is not. These books fall well out side of […]

Jann sends her love

Sunday, January 22nd, 2006

I get warm fuzzies when I hear this kind of stuff from people: I LOVE the idea of serialized podiobooks delivered on a schedule I choose! Just so you know, that is the reason I got them from you and not from another outlet. This meshes perfectly with the way i listen… being able to […]

Podiobook Podcast #5 – Out of Beta!

Friday, January 20th, 2006

Sorry for neglecting the podcasts, folks. We’ve been a little busy. This should make up for it. I’m doing this one on my own, giving you a very brief rundown of the current titles we have listed on the site. The plan is to bring you a quick podcast episode each time a new title […]

Podiobooks as teaching tools

Tuesday, January 17th, 2006

My wife is a teacher of language arts, and I’ve had many conversations with educators who like the idea behind Podiobooks.com. Seems the infection is spreading around the world, according to an ESL teacher from Greece: I’m using The Pocket and the Pendant audio book by Mark Archer as a teaching tool.I give the students […]

DRM – Evil or Genius?

Tuesday, January 17th, 2006

Highly recommended reading report. Dave Slusher of the Evil Genius Chronicles has a very insightful post on issues surrounding DRM, Digital Rights Management. For those unfamiliar, the promise of DRM for publishers is prohibiting illegal use of their digital files. CDs, ebooks, audio books… DRM is everywhere. It may seem logical on the surface, but […]

We have made Mike an honest man!

Tuesday, January 17th, 2006

A recent comment made it’s way to me, from a fan who we’ll call “Mike” to protect his identity: I think that potty-o books (my little joke there) are a great idea. I’ve been listening to ripped audio books before when I had a boring job and didn’t have to concentrate on it. Took the […]

Mario wants to help

Monday, January 16th, 2006

Not only did Mario decide to toss us some coinage, but he took the time to tell me why: I donated to support future endeavors. Thanks for providing these [podiobooks], and for taking the time to communicate with your customers/audience. I will indeed spread the word about your site. Great to hear, Mario!

Two interviews with Evo on Podiobooks.com

Monday, January 16th, 2006

Last week, two podcasts posted interviews with me. The subject for both: Podiobooks.com Rob Walch’s Podcast411: and Paula Paula Berinstein’s The Writing Show. Listen to both to capture more of my brilliance. E.