Feb. 27, 2008 — The prologue and first four chapters from The Onion Files are now available as podcast episodes through Podiobooks.com. You are able to listen for free to these episodes.
These audio recordings are narrated by the author, Major General Val Pattee, and were recorded at Agio Publishing House’s home studio. General Pattee is at the forefront of a wave of authors creating their own indie audio books to meet the growing demand for content as MP3 listening devices such as iPods, cel phones and eBook readers become ever more ubiquitous throughout the world.
“Releasing chapters as podcoast episodes through Podiobooks.com can provide excellent publicity for the printed book, and for the complete audio book on CD or DVD,” notes Bruce Batchelor, publisher at Agio Publishing House. “This is part of the new vision of marketing stories as CONTENT through a wide range of editions and channels, rather than the old publishing model of selling only the printed BOOK and only through book stores.”
“The folks at Podiobooks.com are brilliant pioneers in indie audio book production,” adds Batchelor. “Evo Terra and his buddies provide an amazing service to authors and listeners.”
As soon as General Pattee has recorded all the chapter episodes, Agio will release the full audio book as an MP3 CD, manufactured on demand and available through Amazon.com and Lulu.com.