Archive for May, 2007

The Doomsday Club

Monday, May 28th, 2007

The latest title by Mark Yoshimoto-Nemcoff is The Doomsday Club: Scott Lorlon is in a wicked funk. He can’t eat, can’t sleep, won’t go to his classes and has made the awful mistake of cutting his own hair. His fall through the fragile floor of despair comes after his longtime girlfriend has kicked him to […]

Serve It Cold

Sunday, May 27th, 2007

Presenting “Serve It Cold” from Ronnie Blackwell! Detective Jonny C. Speed’s life can’t get much better. He’s booked into the French Quarter’s most luxurious guesthouse, and his day job as convenience store manager is 104 miles behind him in Catherine, Mississippi. He’s already taken care of one pro-bono missing persons job since he’s been in […]

Will you be our friend?

Saturday, May 26th, 2007

Podiobooks.com how has a Myspace page, thanks to the efforts of Mike Bennett (One Among the Sleepless). Feel free to add our profile to your friends list. All podiobook authors are indebted to Mike for volunteering to keep this page updated and current. If you have an interest in learning more about the “bleeding edge” […]

7th Son: Book Two – Deceit is complete!

Monday, May 21st, 2007

Thought you probably listened to the last chapter many moons ago, we left 7th Son: Book Two – Deceit in an “in progress” status as J.C. wanted listeners to have the chance to get more great content. I’m pleased to say that the additional content (Fourteen bonus episodes, including the holiday carol “The Twelve Days […]

Copyright to infinity… and beyond!

Sunday, May 20th, 2007

Boing Boing has the scoop on SF author Mark Halprin rattling the chains very much Mark Twain style for not only an extension of copyright, but in fact perpetual copyright. To quote from his NYT opinion piece: Were I tomorrow to write the great American novel (again?), 70 years after my death the rights to […]

Yahoo! dismisses Podiobooks.com?

Friday, May 18th, 2007

A dozen or so years ago, Yahoo! was a directory. It has since transformed into a digital media property, but at its core still resides the Yahoo! Directory, that which started it all. So why is it that said directory contains the following structure: Directory > Arts > Humanities > Literature > Electronic Literature > […]

Podcast novelists get praise in Italian press

Thursday, May 17th, 2007

At least, I think it’s praise. I don’t read Italian. But I do get a kick out of letting online translation software mangle the text. A highlight from the article by Fabio Sindici in La Stampa: After 35 letters of refusal from part of as many literary agents, determined J.C. Hutchins that was I stew […]

Out with the frogz, in with the tea!

Monday, May 14th, 2007

As promised in the last post, I’ve switched out the intro that plays on your episodes. Shorter. Very different feel. I’m curious as to how you react. It may take a while for the changes to propagate through the system and then even longer for folks to grab new episodes. Also, I’ve added some additional […]

And now a word from…

Sunday, May 13th, 2007

Since the first week in April, I’ve been evaluating an alternate form of revenue stream for the site. It’s no big secret — chances are you’ve heard the lovely Leann (her podcast Tag in the Seam rocks) extolling the virtues of iFrogz and just how cool you will be if you go buy one. But […]

James Patrick Kelly wins the 2007 Nebula Award

Sunday, May 13th, 2007

Congratulations to James Patrick Kelly, whose book Burn won the 2007 Nebula Award. Some of you may remember that Burn was a featured title on Podiobooks for several months last year, and we’re thrilled that it’s been recognized for the work of genius that it is. Congrats, Jim!