If you think about it, a podcast
is a little like an audio magazine with one article. Yes, the simile is relevant, I promise. In any case, magazines often publish stories in installments; in fact, some magazines exist solely for this purpose. A while back, some guy named Tee Morris
came up with a bright idea: why not take the serialized publishing approach and apply it to podcasting? You wouldn't need to get published; just read your book aloud into a mic, and release an episode on a regular schedule. Or not
. The point was that the concept of Podiobooks had been born; audiobooks distributed via podcast.
Now, a large number of books are available on Podiobooks.com
, and it's growing every day. There are also a great deal of independently podcast books on the Net, as well. Following is a list of some notable Podiobook authors and stories.