I’m currently listening to one of my favorite podcasts. I won’t mention it, or link to it, since this isn’t a very nice post, but I think this needs to be said. Hopefully no one will be offended.
It appears that some authors are serializing their writing using the podcast format. They have adopted the term Podiobook, at least as far back as April 2005.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t appear that anyone said this term out loud. When being discussed the term sounds much more like Potty-o-books than podiobooks, of course, carrying a whole different connotation than intended.
I’m writing this just as a heads up to all you authors out there. If you want this medium to be accepted universally, you might think of changing what you call it. The average American is going to think twice about getting involved with something that sounds like potty.