Archive for August, 2006

No NYT love for Podiobooks.com

Wednesday, August 30th, 2006

I have got to get a better publicist. Or maybe actually get a publicist for Podiobooks.com. A great story ran on the NYT about Librivox, an excellent site where volunteers read works from the public domain. We currently have one of their titles (Anne of Green Gables) listed on Podiobooks.com and soon will have many […]

It’s OK to say “no” to publishing – or at least “not yet”

Wednesday, August 30th, 2006

A few days ago, I noticed a blog post by Tim Peoples on the subject of the next steps of publishing his recently-finished-first-draft-of novel. (Yes, I have extensive ego filters set up on the term “podiobook”.) He expressed some concerns about publishing right away, and I seconded the argument in a comment to the post. […]

Jack Wakes Up

Monday, August 28th, 2006

Seth Harwood was a fan of what Scott Sigler did, and decided to take the plunge into making his own podiobook. Check out our latest title, Jack Wakes Up: What does a movie-star one-hit-wonder and ex-drug-addict do when he’s cleaned up, down on his luck, and running out of money? In the three years since […]

The Red Panda Adventures – Season One

Friday, August 25th, 2006

We continue to break new ground here at Podiobooks.com, now with the first of many audio dramas! Get ready for the first season of The Red Panda Adventures, an original production by Decoder Ring Theater: From Decoder Ring Theatre’s full-cast audio drama podcasts comes The Red Panda Adventures – Season One. In the desperate days […]

Podcasters! Snag promos for your favorite books!

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2006

We’ve just added a new feature to the book detail page.  If we have an audio promo for the book you’re viewing, an orange button will appear in the left-hand details box that reads, “Podcasters!  Snap the promo for this book!”  If you right-click and Save Target As…, you’ll have a copy of the promo […]

Adapting creative commons books into podiobooks

Monday, August 21st, 2006

As you know, most (if not all) of the audio files you download for free on Podiobooks.com are covered by a Creative Commons license. For most of those, that means you are free to download the audio files and share them with your friends. But you can’t make derivative works and you most certainly can’t […]

Consider the Elephant is COMPLETE!

Friday, August 18th, 2006

Hats off to Aram Schefrin for completing yet another title. I’ve just uploaded the final chapter of Consider the Elephant, where Aram once again turns conventional wisdom on its head. This historical fiction novel illustrates the life of John Wilke’s booth through the eyes of his brother and Shakespearean actor, Ned. Congrats on finishing not […]

Heaven – Season One

Friday, August 18th, 2006

Originally heard on Geek Fu Action Grip, we are proud to release the complete first season of Heaven by Mur Lafferty: What if Heaven wasn’t all it’s cracked up to be? Friends Kate and Daniel find that after their untimely deaths, Heaven leaves them dissatisfied and itching for something… else. So they’re off, with a […]

Deep Thoughts

Tuesday, August 15th, 2006

As originally heard on Michael and Evo’s Wingin’ It!, Michael R. Mennenga has packaged up all of his “Michael’s Deep Thought of the Week” segments into a single collection called, appropriately, Deep Thoughts. Though the title may seem like an oxymoron when you consider his description is simply: Short-form Humor from the mind of Michael […]

Will the hammer fall here as well?

Sunday, August 13th, 2006

Looks like Apple is starting to flex their muscle and working hard to protect their trademarked image/brand name iPod®. They recently sent a nasty letter to the makers of an arcade-game money-tracker broadcaster-thing — of obvious little or no correlation to their product. I know that they did ask a few folks to change the […]