Archive for the 'General' Category

Inside the Podiobook: Things to check before you submit

Sunday, October 17th, 2010

Podiobooks.com has a single gatekeeper: me. Getting past the gatekeeper (again, that’s me) is pretty simple. Yet I’m constantly amazed at those who don’t pass on their first submission. And I’m even more puzzled by those who grow frustrated with repeated rejections. Had they taken the time to get things right the first time, we […]

Inherited Danger

Monday, July 13th, 2009

Brian Rathbone quickly returns to the site, today releasing his second book in his The Dawning of Power trilogy. True to form, he’s giving you all the episodes at once of Inherited Danger: Catrin leaves her homeland behind as she goes in search of knowledge and peace, unaware that she will face the greatest evil […]

Biography of a Grizzly

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

David “Grizzly” Smith really likes the works of Ernest Thompson Seton. So much, in fact, that he’s working hard to give us just about everything the man ever wrote in serialized audiobook form. Today, Griz makes available his namesake: Biography of a Grizzly: “The life of a wild animal always has a tragic end,” as […]

The struggle between writers and artists leads to some bad book covers

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

That’s the general theme that Jane Lindskold writes about on the fantastic new Tor.com site (Note to self: write future blog post praising them for how they’ve embraced new media with this new site.) Independent author have a different struggle. Where publishing companies pay someone to design the cover of a book, indie authors are […]

Mr. Walker wins coolest teacher EVAR award for pimping podiobooks to his students

Sunday, December 14th, 2008

Mr. Walker teaches English IV at a high school in Florida. That means most of his kids are seniors, ready to make the transition to higher education, the work place, or backpacking around Europe1. My recollections of high school English are poor, but I seem to remember a heavy emphasis on “the classics” and a […]

System Downtime Announcement

Monday, August 4th, 2008

This week, we’re going to be upgrading some of the hardware that runs Podiobooks.com. We will likely be down for a day. During that time, you’ll get errors when trying to download chapters, and for that, we apologize. We’ll be back online ASAP.

Plugging for Geek Radio Daily

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

In case you hadn’t noticed, it’s getting a little crowded around here. Well over 200 books, with plenty more in the works. Some of you have been around here from the beginning, and a handful might have actually listened to everything we’ve made available. You’re crazy, but that’s beside the point. But for the overwhelming […]

Temporary issue with audio files

Thursday, August 23rd, 2007

Many of you are noticing that you can’t get to the audio files of your books. Our media hosting company, Liberated Syndication, is experiencing some technical problems with their DNS records. They claim to have resolved the problem, but it takes time (like 24 hours or so) for changes to fully propagate through the interwebs. […]

Podiobooker Podcast #16

Monday, April 9th, 2007

Woohoo! We can DRIVE, baby. Because, you know, 16? Oh, nevermind. A quick ep for you this time. Tech report from Chris, and then… Podiobooks featured titles: Featured Title: Daughter of the Sun, by Lonnie Ezell Featured Title: The Arwen, by Timothy Callahan

Videos for podiobooks?

Sunday, April 1st, 2007

While it’s probably a silly idea to add something to the site when we’re seriously having issues (sorry about that — a fix is on the way), I did find something interesting the other day: I’m going to collect all the videos made by podiobook authors — those with titles you can find on Podiobooks.com […]