Archive for the 'Praise' Category

Wired UK write-up for podiobook authors

Saturday, August 8th, 2009

Wired UK ran a story a few days ago on the phenomenon that is the serialized audiobook. Journalist Martyn Casserly has done something few others have done when addressing this movement: he got he facts right. Oh, and he wrote a really great piece that heaped the praise on some authors who’s tireless promotion have […]

From comedian to published author, by giving the book away for free

Friday, August 7th, 2009

John Lenahan is the author of the incredibly popular novel, Shadowmagic. In this short video interview with Creative Choices, John talks about how giving away his book for free in serialized audiobook form got him where he is today. It’s a lesson aspiring authors will want to consider, as “marketing” in a free download culture […]

Acts of Desperation

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

Tim Dodge makes his debut on the site, releasing his thriller, Acts of Desperation, as a free serialized audiobook: Ray Davis is newly divorced, going nowhere at a dead-end job in a warehouse, and has almost worked off the debts his ex-wife rang up. Then his underinsured brother’s need for a liver transplant forces Ray […]

Publishers Weekly reviews print release of Jack Wakes Up

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

Author Seth Harwood received a nice write up on the upcoming print release of his book, Jack Wakes Up. From Publishers Weekly: Readers who like their hard-boiled crime fiction violent and gritty will cheer Harwood’s debut. [snip] While the plot line may be familiar, the taut prose and fast pacing bode well for future entries […]

Is Podiobooks.com your literature lifeline?

Sunday, March 8th, 2009

Just when I think I’ve got everyone listening to Podiobooks.com figured out, I get little surprises like this: I’m usually a library book reader and not a book buyer. That is unless it is at a second hand book sale. I would go broke because I really can’t help myself from owning books. However, because […]

More praise for podcast novels from Time

Saturday, January 31st, 2009

You’ve gotta love this title: Podcasting Your Novel: Publishing’s Next Wave? It’s from Time.com, a company that can’t seem to get enough coverage of the changing face of publishing. We’ll take it. In this new article, the author explores the careers of J.C. Hutchins, Mur Lafferty, and Scott Sigler. It also promotes the hell out […]

Established authors benefit from free serialized audiobooks

Thursday, January 8th, 2009

Last year, Bantam Dell Publishing Group’s director of Internet marketing Ken Wohlrob was facing an interesting challenge. Could the same new media efforts that had been previously leveraged by independent authors work for an established author? And how would it work when the test was for the print release of the third book in a […]

Podiobook authors up for Podcast Peer Awards

Sunday, July 20th, 2008

The nominations for the Fall ’08 Podcast Peer Awards have been announced, and Podiobooks.com authors make their strongest showing yet. OK, so the deck is sorta stacked in our favor. Since their second program, they’ve had a category just for those doing long-form podcast fiction. But this time around is special. A new category — […]

Abigail Breslin and the podiobook connection?

Monday, July 7th, 2008

Abigail Breslin is a childhood star currently shooting across the heavens. You’ve probably seen her in Little Miss Sunshine, Nim’s Island, a dozen or so TV episodes and most recently a slew of appearances on the talk-show circuit. She’s a fan of her recently-lost iPod, and if this story from the Orlando Sentinal has it […]

Shortlisted for top Canadian humour award

Friday, March 28th, 2008

Terry Fallis is the author of The Best Laid Plans, a satirical story of Canadian politics. I’m not Canadian, and politics bore bore the hell out of me, but this book is one of my favorites. And it’s also received quite the distinction, according to Terry: I was shocked, stunned, and every other appropriate adjective […]