Archive for October, 2006

The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe of York, Mariner (1719)

Monday, October 30th, 2006

No, that’s not a typo in the title and yes, Michael P is at it again. This time he supplies us with another Librivox public domain title, The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe of York, Mariner written all the way back in 1719. I’m assuming this original version by Daniel Defoe is […]

Net Neutrality from a podiobook author point of view

Monday, October 30th, 2006

The issue of Net Neutrality hasn’t gone away. It concerns me as a consumer of information over the internet and as a distributor of information over the internet, thought I haven’t been looking at the latter angle very much in all honesty. Mark Jeffrey, author of The Pocket and the Pendant podiobook and person with […]

Wikipedia expert needed

Friday, October 27th, 2006

I did a search on Wikipedia today (installed some new software and it came with a built-in Wiki search) and noticed that the link with 100% relevance to “podiobook” was a link to a “this page does not yet exist in Wikipedia” note. Seems ironic that the most relevant is something which doesn’t exist, but […]

Promote your media with PopCurrent

Tuesday, October 24th, 2006

One of your fellow podiobook authors, Mark Jeffrey of The Pocket and the Pendant, as a new video up on Google Video (or is it GooTube now?) that explains his new project, PopCurrent, and how independent media producers (that’s you people) can use his site to help promote their work.

Ragged Dick

Sunday, October 22nd, 2006

Our second public domain title from the fine folks at Librivox, Ragged Dick by Horatio Alger, Jr. Horatio Alger, Jr. was well known for his best-selling series of books highlighting “the American Dream” of poor boys making good and becoming rich and successful through “luck and pluck”. Ragged Dick was the first in this niche, […]

Get your public domain books from Librivox in fashion!

Sunday, October 22nd, 2006

For the past couple of years, Librivox has been providing a valuable service by getting folks to donate of their time and energies to make audio books out of many works of literature in the public domain. Hats off to all the volunteers who are working hard to expand their offerings. And special kudos to […]

Singularity is Complete! (But you can still ask questions of Bill…)

Sunday, October 22nd, 2006

I’m happy to announce that the final chapter of Singularity by Bill DeSmedt will be loaded to the site tonight. I enjoyed reading this book two years ago and have enjoyed listening to Bill narrate his story just as much — if not better. For those interested, Bill will be collecting listener/reader questions and then […]

Live, From Milwaukee, It’s Tuesday Night

Friday, October 20th, 2006

Billie Pagliolo has her second free audio book now available on, this time a collection of essays and short stories called Live, From Milwaukee, It’s Tuesday Night: “Live, From Milwaukee, It’s Tuesday Night,” is an eclectic collection of essays and short stories, some of them humorous, some of the not; none written in Milwaukee, […]

Amber Page and the Legend of the Coral Stone

Thursday, October 19th, 2006

Never let it be said that creating a podiobook is not a learning experience. Almost a year ago, Stacey Cochran started working on the podiobook version of his young adult novel, Amber Page and the Legend of the Coral stone. He ran into some recording problems, production problems and just “problems” in general. Enter Michael […]

What if you passed a million podcast downloads, and sorta missed it?

Thursday, October 19th, 2006

Update: Help spread this around the blogosphere by Digging it! (Thanks to Ray for the ad.) On October 18th, with very little fanfare, a major freaking milestone was achieved. It was on or about that time that we delivered over ONE MILLION podcast downloads. Quite the accomplishment in just over a year, I think. A […]