Burlington, VT, October 16, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- "Book Publishing is changing - You have to do something different to 'cut through'. With the economy the way it is, people don't have a lot of discretionary cash to throw around. More and more people are listening to books than ever before... So it makes sense for me to offer the audio version as free entertainment - and hopefully an enticement to buy the actual book," says author Mike Luoma.
That's the thinking behind writer Mike Luoma's decision to give away the audiobook chapters of his new novel "Alibi Jones". You can listen to the new science fiction adventure as a free, downloadable audiobook at Podiobooks.com. Luoma is the novel's author and narrates the audiobook.
"Alibi Jones" is available through Print-On-Demand provider Lulu.com. The book is online at http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/alibi-jones/7256433. An ebook version of "Alibi Jones" is available at Amazon.com (for the Kindle) and through Smashwords.com.
"Alibi Jones" is science fiction set in 2135. Alibi works as a mediator for the Solar Alliance. He's following the alien kidnappers of an old friend when the kidnappers turn the tables and capture him. He meets the Dakhur, Kit and a drunk named Piccolo in captivity. The three bust out of a cell on the planet Tek'Ti'Karn and into and adventure that will lead them across the stars and deep into alien territory.
Mike Luoma is the author of the Vatican Assassin Trilogy: "Vatican Assassin", "Vatican Ambassador" and "Vatican Abdicator". "Alibi Jones" serves as a sort of sequel to the trilogy, but Luoma reassures new readers that it stands alone. "You can dive right into this book without having read the other three," Luoma said. "Alibi Jones is Bernard Campion's son - there are connections - but it was important to me that the book was accessable for new readers. Anything you might 'need' to know from the earlier books is included here."
Luoma gives his audiobooks away free through Podiobooks.com. Chapters of Luoma's Vatican Assassin Trilogy have been downloaded more than 280,000 times.
The theme to the "Alibi Jones" audio book is written and performed by Juan Carlos Quattordio.
Mike Luoma's books are available through Amazon.com, Lulu.com & more on-line retailers & in bookstores in Vermont. Find out more about Mike Luoma's books at http://glowinthedarkradio.com.