Archive for March, 2007

Updates on site status

Thursday, March 29th, 2007

No doubt that you’ve noticed the problems with the site over the last week. The story is this: we’ve outgrown our current server and hosting plan, and need to move to a dedicated server. We’re looking at those options now. Presently, our current host has us throttled to a single connection per second, and frankly, […]

No One Knows How I Suffer

Saturday, March 24th, 2007 brings you a new collection from Tim Hall, “No One Knows How I Suffer:” What do a barstool revolutionary, gangsta poet, self-promoting author, online dating scammer, and sleazy record producer all have in common? Please join us as we take a journey into the darkest heart of alternative culture, dating, and failed romance by […]

In Search Of #6

Sunday, March 18th, 2007 presents a travelogue from Damon Timm: This is the story of the trials and trails of a man, a best friend, two bicycles, three states, four dispersed campsites, five tires, seven post-prandial naps, twenty-one dozen eggs, 1,100 miles, 15,000 vertical feet, and the search for a single kiss. Prepare to hit the road. You’ll […]

MacUser Magazine recommends

Sunday, March 18th, 2007

No, you don’t have to be a Mac user to enjoy these audiobooks. But for those who are and have managed to miss this wave, MacUser magazine just put out a very nice write up on the whole idea of podcast novels, stating: If you’re looking for some entertainment this weekend, go listen to a […]

“Heaven – Season Two: Hell” Is Complete!

Sunday, March 18th, 2007

Mur Lafferty closes another book in the afterlife adventures of Kate and Daniel! Be sure to get the whole story — listen to “Heaven – Season One”

USA Today story ends with podiobook author

Friday, March 16th, 2007

In an article titled “Get an earful of offbeat podcasts”, USA Today shines the light on podcasts that don’t necessarily fit the standard “two guys with a microphone” paradigm and instead get down to some serious niches. Of course, I think this is where the true power in podcasting lies. So says the guy who […]

Minneapolis Star-Tribune pimps and more

Thursday, March 15th, 2007

Nora Fleischer (Discovered Country) helped the cause for all her fellow authors and by contributing to an article in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune with the tagline: Have you heard a good book lately? Audio books aren’t new, but they’re everywhere. You can buy them at bookstores, order them through Internet retailers and borrow them from […]

Is reading out loud hard?

Wednesday, March 14th, 2007

This post has been sitting in my “stewing” folder a while. Time to bring it out. So…I was reading Neil Gaiman’s blog this morning and apparently he has recorded a new and unabridged audiobook of Neverwhere… I am a little bit wary of this, as I am a little bit wary of all audiobooks-read-by-the-author because […]

Reality of life as a published author

Wednesday, March 14th, 2007

I’m a fan of David Louis Edelman. Loved his book Infoquake and am eagerly awaiting the sequel. (Damned sequels.) Yesterday, he posted Five Things That Don’t Happen When You Become a Published Author on his blog. Worthy of reading for anyone interested in a writing (or related) career.

Someone please make a Peter Watts authored podiobook

Wednesday, March 14th, 2007

Late last year, I read Blindsight by Peter Watts. It was one of the strangest and most compelling hard SF novels (with aliens and vampires– yeah, go figure) I’ve read. When I finished, I felt like maybe I was a little too dumb to fully “get it”, but that a deeper and perhaps smarter portion […]