Archive for September, 2006

7th Son: Book Two – Deceit

Tuesday, September 26th, 2006

Two days ago, seven human clones — John, Michael, Father Thomas, Dr. Mike, Jonathan, Jack and Kilroy2.0 — were torn away from their “normal” lives to stop a ruthless plot created by their progenitor, a man code-named John Alpha. Their quest was a descent into conspiracy, violence and death. The clones were successful in their […]

The Plitone Revisionist

Tuesday, September 26th, 2006

In an effort to prove just how poorly I spell, one of the greatest critical voices to come out of the UK, Paul S. Jenkins, has just released The Plitone Revisionist: Will Captain Paola Mackie, independent space courier, thrown out of her home ten years previously, escape the unsavory clutches of the man who thinks […]

Get audio updates, text posts and new book promos automatically

Monday, September 25th, 2006

I’ve decided to make it a lot easier to keep up to date with what’s happening here at Podiobooks.com. Readers of the blog will notice that I’m starting to post about more things directly related to “podcasting the written word” and other direct correlations to what we’re doing here or what we will be doing […]

Erosion is complete!

Monday, September 25th, 2006

A few days ago, Lon wrapped up his Native American thriller Erosion. For those of you that missed it, a newly uploaded promo clip is embedded in this note.

J.C. Hutchins’ Second Life podiobook launch party attracts the attention of Miss Snark

Sunday, September 24th, 2006

If you write, you probably know who Miss Snark is. If not, you need to find out. J.C.’s recent launch party in Second Life got her attention, and her community is talking about it. Most of the comments have to do with a religious battle over the sacred printed text against those upstart audio people. […]

Apple now claims trademark on “podcast”

Saturday, September 23rd, 2006

I hate to be a Chicken Little, but it is quite possible that we are seeing cracks in the firmament above. On or about Friday, September 22nd, Apple (AAPL) sent a cease and desist notice to a little company called Podcast Ready, who make a nifty little take-anywhere podcatching application called myPodder. We know Apple […]

When we get promos… do you want to hear them?

Thursday, September 21st, 2006

Welcome to my little experiment. We’ve made promotional audio clips available for some of our titles. Great for podcasters to come and grab so they can feature the book on their site. But then it hit me… Why not put the promos out on this feed when I post a book? So that’s what I’m […]

Podiobooks author “BoingBoinged”

Thursday, September 21st, 2006

Hooray for BoingBoing.net! The ubercool “Directory of Wonderful Things” posted an entry about an upcoming launch party for the sequel to J.C. Hutchins’ podiobook, 7th Son: Book One – Descent. The party will be held this Saturday (Sept. 23) in the metaverse-inspired online community Second Life. The BoingBoing post is here. You can find out […]

Current issues and statuses (Updated)

Wednesday, September 20th, 2006

Heya, all. Chris here. I thought it might be worth a post to let you know what issues we know about, and where things stand with them. Please bookmark this entry, and check before posting anything new. Thanks! Known Issues Manual Release Not Working: Fixed (9/20) Release All Not Working: Fixed (9/20) Subscription dates are […]

Sorry we were down – Now we are back!

Tuesday, September 19th, 2006

Apologies all around for the last 72 hours. Contrary to a few wild rumors; no, I did not neglect to pay the hosting fees. We’d been talking about moving to a dedicated box for some time now if for no other reason than to give us a lot more flexibility when we (and by “we” […]