Interesting piece in the New York Times yesterday about authors using podcasting to get noticed and ultimately, to get their books published. Podiobooks.com founder Evo Terra was interviewed for the article:
“Compared to audiobooks these authors break every rule in the business, including using sound effects,” Mr. Terra said. The podcast books also use music and a full cast more liberally than traditional audiobooks. Still, what Podiobooks’ offerings might lack in polish, they tend to make up for in brash enthusiasm.
I’ve never been a fan of audiobooks – they are just too damn boring. Telling a story with a podcast makes perfect sense. I think it’s icing on the cake that these podcasters eventually get book deals as well.