Archive for February, 2007

Scott Sigler Comes Out of the Closet to the New York Times

Wednesday, February 28th, 2007

Image credit: Heidi Schumann for The New York Times It was only a matter of time. Maybe he’ll be a little less angry now. Kidding, Sigler. Call off your junkies. But there is a really nice write up in the New York Times about (registration required), with quotes from me, Scott Sigler, J.C. Hutchins […]

A Long Way From Disney

Wednesday, February 28th, 2007

Seth Harwood (Jack Wakes Up) brings you his second title, this time a collection of stories titled A Long Way From Disney: It’s the 1980s in Boston: the Celtics are rolling, the Patriots got crushed by the Bears, and the Sox are the Sox. Adam Berkman is learning how far from the warm feelings and […]

Audiobook fungus

Friday, February 23rd, 2007

What does fungus have to do with audiobooks? Plenty, if you pay close enough attention. I’m borrowing the term from my friend Steve Eley of Escape Pod. I’m also taking a little poetic license with his definition and applying it to this particular situation. I pay pretty close attention to the business of audiobooks as […]

New and Improved Charts – Now With More Listener Ratings!

Thursday, February 22nd, 2007

Short version: We’ve added charts to the aptly named Charts page that include a list of the “best rated” podiobooks. Longer version: Here was our dilemma — Book A has an overall rating of 4.9999 (out of five), where that average was figured from 100 ratings. Book B has an overall rating of 5.0, but […]

The benefits of serializing audiobooks

Tuesday, February 20th, 2007

I found the following comment on Falcon Twin™, an online graphic novel. On February 13th, the BMan said: I’ve been aware of Podiobooks[.com] for a while but never really bothered to check it out. Part of the reason is that I don’t like going there and seeing lots of completed podiobooks; one of the things […]

Billibub Baddings and the Case of the Singing Sword by Tee Morris

Sunday, February 18th, 2007 is excited to present Tee Morris’ return to the podcast novel: “Billibub Baddings and the Case of the Singing Sword.” Somewhere in Prohibition Era Chicago, an enchanted weapon holds the key to ending The Gangland Wars. In the wake of The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, only one is man enough to stand up against […]

Quarter Share by Nathan Lowell

Sunday, February 18th, 2007 is pleased to present Nathan Lowell’s “Quarter Share,” a new science fiction novel: When Ishmael Wang is orphaned by a flitter crash, he must make some hard decisions about how to survive in a Companay-owned universe. With limited time and fewer options, he lands a job as the newest hand on the Solar Clipper […]

Podiobooker Podcast #14

Saturday, February 17th, 2007

See, if I were organized, I would have posted the 14th episode on the 14th of the month, as a special little Valentine. That would have been cool. Let’s all pretend it happened that way. Site news from Evo and FOUR (count ’em – four! How cool is that?) promos! Podiobooks featured titles: Featured Title: […]

Infection by Scott Sigler

Thursday, February 15th, 2007

The third book from the podcast novel machine that is Scott Sigler! We’re stoked, thrilled and generally swooning with glee to announce that Infection is now available on Perry Dawsey is 6-foot-5, 265 pounds of angry ex-linebacker. He knows all too well that if he doesn’t control his quick temper, people get hurt. Through […]

The Silk Code

Sunday, February 11th, 2007 is proud to present the 1999 Locus Award for Best First Novel, Paul Levinson’s “The Silk Code,” read by Shaun Farrell. Phil D’Amato, New York City forensic detective, is caught in an ongoing struggle that dates all the way back to the dawn of humanity on earth–and one of his best friends is a […]