YOU'VE HEARD OF PODCASTS(Wikipedia) and you already listen to audio books....now welcome to your digital vault a new world of Podio books. What's a Podio book you ask? Well, let me introduce you to Podiobooks.com(link). blogged by joyce schwarz, JCOM, www.joycecom.com
here's a screeengrab of the podiobook logo at www.podiobooks.com.
and the definition of podio books directly from that site: what is a "podiobook"?
Podiobooks is a term coined by Evo Terra of The Dragon Page and Slice of Scifi to describe serialized audio books which are made available in podcast format. Subscribers to the podcast feed for each book will receive a new chapter each and every week. Some listeners keep it on their computers, some transfer the book to CD, but most (hopefully) transfer the file on to their mp3 player so they can listen no matter where they are.
NOTE: Authors provide Podiobooks.com their books at no charge. In turn, Podiobooks asks that you provide a donation for each Podio Book you download. They in turn split that donation with the author. AND YES, the authors report some people are paying. Which is great considering recording a Podio Books is an expensive 'self-audio or should I say podio-casting venture'.
Featured Podio Books include:
MOREVI:visit author's website The Chronicles of Rafe and Askana by Tee Morris & Lisa Lee2004 Finalist for EPIC's "Best Fantasy of 2003" presented in digital format.
and my colleague and panelist at Macgathering 2005:
THE POCKET AND THE PENDANT by Mark Jeffreyvisit author's website
ForeWord Magazine 'Book of the Year' 2005 Finalist.
Here's a screengrabl of the logo /cover for the Podio Book version of THE POCKET AND THE PENDANT by Mark Jeffrey also available as a Book on Demand from www.lulu.com and on www.amazon.com for digital print download and in printed and bound format at bookstores like Borders and online too...for more details on the variety of formats go to www.pocketandpendant.com .
For the Podio book download go to www.podiobook.com and click on the logo/cover that looks like this one at the left. You are encouraged to offer a suggested donation of $5.00 for the download (which is then split between the hosting company and the author).
What's The Pocket and the Pendant about:
From the Kirkus review:
"A sci-fi adventure steeped in the lore of an ancient civilization that will appeal to children and adults alike...driven -- and driven well -- by good old-fashioned sci-fi storytelling."
Max Quick's life drastically changes after time suddenly stops. The young man of 12 -- harassed by bullies, living as an orphan in a violent home for boys and about to be thown into juvenile hall -- is mysteriously immune to this chrono-freeze. He soon discovers other children who are impervious as well -- namely, Casey Cole and Ian Keating -- and the three find themselves embarking on a thrilling quest ... Heavily inspired by the folklore of the Sumer civilization of ancient Mesopotamia, the narrative shines brightest in the chapters that focus on the re-telling of this fascinating history. Jeffrey skillfully infuses the story with authentic historical context, and then thrusts this narrative into the future by introducing aliens, time travel and massive gems with the power to stop time and minds -- and difficult task indeed, but one that he successfully accomplishes.
PLUS A NON-FICTION PODIO BOOK TOO:
WELCOME TO THE BEEHIVE: A beginners guide to conquering the world of business by Robert J. Safuto first non-fiction title listed on podiobooks.com
Links referencing Podio Books online:
More links to Podio Book references online: (note these are the same books discussed above) just more posts from other blogs/zines/press.
Shelly's Podcast (promo for panel on Podcasting at Macgathering,2005)
... podcasting panel at MacGathering, which features The MacCast's Adam Christinason, Dan Klass from The Bitterest Pill, and podio book author Mark Jeffrey.. -
"(whatever you want me to say about your book here)" Mitch Cullin, ... Earthcore Podio. EarthCore, one of the world's first podcast-only novels, ... ... How about $5 gets you in the passworded area where the book is? ... online and by other methods (podio is the latest I've written about). ... ... whereas the play on words between "podio" and "audio" make the necessary link in the ... I'm using it now on my blog for the book, let the meme spread! ...
"(whatever you want me to say about your book here)" Mitch Cullin, ... Earthcore Podio. EarthCore, one of the world's first podcast-only novels, ...
... How about $5 gets you in the passworded area where the book is? ... online and by other methods (podio is the latest I've written about). ...
... whereas the play on words between "podio" and "audio" make the necessary link in the ... I'm using it now on my blog for the book, let the meme spread! ...