So you need some audiobooks in a digital content for an mp3 player? Not interested in all the subscription services, like Audible? Then pared with free and Creative Commons, you should take a look at Podiobooks.com (http://www.podiobooks.com/). I began listening to some podiobooks here back in the mid ‘aughts. I first heard Scott Sigler, one of the first podcast authors, deliver his science fiction/horror utilizing Podiobooks. Now Scott, along with many other authors, publish commericially and are beginning to make a decent living doing it.
So what is a podcasted audiobook? Well, by going to Podiobooks.com, you can search by genre, keywords, or authors. Once you find a podiobook you would like, you subscribe to the feed. If the book has completed, it will say, then you can download all the episodes. If the author is actually still in the process, you can receive episodes, usually weekly, from the author as they complete them. Pretty neat. From a user of podcasts for quite awhile, I really appreciate the option of receiving new content each week.
What type of content can you find on Podiobooks.com? A surprisingly wide variety. Lots of alternative history, science fiction (of course!), business, fiction, and even some children’s and educational selections. I definitely like the science fiction. Many great authors publish this way, some unknown and some more and more known, like Sigler. Definitely a resource worth checking out!