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Audible and ACX’s message to indie authors – F*#@ off!

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

That’s my summation of conversations I’ve had with Nicole Op Den Bosch, Associate, Content Acquisition, Business Development and Jennifer Bassuk, Senior Director, Content Acquisition and Business Development for the company. I spoke with Nicole via telephone Thursday morning, and then with her and Jennifer Monday morning. All after recommending hundreds of indie authors explore ACX […]

Finalists announced for Parsec Awards 2011

Monday, August 1st, 2011

It’s almost time for this year’s Parsec Awards! Since 2006, The Parsec Awards have been recognizing the best in speculative podcast fiction. Nominations are made by fans, finalists are selected by a steering committee. And finally, winners are announce at Dragon*Con in September. Not surprisingly, many titles found here on Podiobooks.com are once again finalists […]

Announcing the IMDB of speculative fiction

Sunday, November 28th, 2010

Here’s a little something I’ve been meaning to let everyone know about. It’s from friend of Podiobooks.com Kimi Alexandre. Here’s the email she sent me: Gosh darn it…there needs to be an IMDB for Speculative Fiction. Now I can hear the screams already….THERE IS! Ah, yes but does that one have marketing? No. Does that […]

Serving Worlds is COMPLETE!

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

We’ve posted the final three episodes — all part of the same short story — to John Mierau’s collection Serving Worlds. It’s complete at 28 installments.

Discussing the future of publishing at SXSW

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

SXSW (the South by Southwest Interactive festival) is a key event in the future of, well… many things technology and culture related. It’s been on my radar every year but sadly evades me each time. I’m hoping to make the 2010 event, and I some of our authors are interested as well. Here’s an incentive: […]

The future of serialized audiobooks: Evo Terra interviewed on Bibliotech

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

Cross posted from Evo Terra’s personal and social media explorations site, FunAnymore.com: w00t! My good friend Mark Jeffrey has edited and posted his interview with me on his video show, Bibliotech. We get deep into the history, present and future of the serialized audiobook. A podiobook, if you will. And we spend some time talking […]

Supplying demands smartly in the digital publishing world

Friday, July 31st, 2009

Hugh McGuire writes of a real-world piracy vs. availability issue today on the The Book Oven blog. Hugh is very smart. He’s the driving force behind LibriVox, which has quickly become the #1 place for audiobooks in the public domain. The story he tells today is of a friend of his who gets excited about […]

RIAA says DRM is dead but it’s still littering audiobooks

Monday, July 20th, 2009

Reports are coming in from several spots that the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) has declared DRM is dead. That comment is attributed to Jonathan Lamy, chief spokesperson for the RIAA and will be part of an upcoming SCMagazine article. The quote came in the form of a question that appears to be rhetorical: […]

How do you monetize free?

Saturday, February 28th, 2009

I don’t have the answer to that question. But I have found a hundred or so authors are interested in finding an answer. And that’s really the key: an answer, because surely there isn’t a single answer. Check out this video of Tim O’Reilly provided by the fine folks at The Open Publishing Lab at […]

Win a unique copy of Lost Gods

Friday, February 27th, 2009

Too many people toss the word unique around without understanding its meaning. I don’t. And the word applies to a new contest offered up by author Drew Beatty. He’s currently releasing Lost Gods as a free serialized audiobook. It will come out in print soon, and here’s where the contest — and the word unique […]