The Story Behind the Story -- Debut of The Bookhabit Show on

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Introduction of new podcast show on -- The Bookhabit Show. Host Clare Tanner interviews authors, gives info on how to self-publish online and brings literary works online for readers. In the debut show, Tanner talks with the family of Eion Bowen, one of the legendary men from New Zealand and follows the following week with a talk with Tom McLeod, script writer, composer, arranger and producer.

The Bookhabit Show goes inside the book story on This new podcast show will explore the story behind the story, connecting the world of words. Interviews will feature insights to the creative process, success in the publishing world, how to promote an ebook online and will bring to life the words of the many people behind the story.

"Authors who have been frustrated by the tough world of traditional publishing can now put their work in front of millions of eyes for free. More exposure, more feedback and real customers, immediately," says Clare Tanner, one of the founders of and host of The Bookhabit Show.     

Authors fed up with publishers' rejection slips and readers wanting to discover new works will welcome the launch of online publisher enables authors to self-publish works online for free, becoming part of an online library of works available to readers all over the world. The site will include fiction, non-fiction, plays and scripts and has potential for any publishable work.

The website aims to foster the shared love of books and support the creative process. For readers, the aim is to offer new and different experiences. For writers, encouragement is supplied for writing and help is given to get the work published and discovered. The goal is to provide a forum for interaction among the dynamic community of readers and writers. "Original works on are instantly part of an international literary collection available to readers anywhere with an internet connection," said Tanner.

The Bookhabit Show on will bring these stories alive in a whole new dimension -- the world of podcasting.

On February 7 host Clare Tanner presents "The Eion Bowen Story". Three generations of Bowen women -- Trixie Bowen, Eion's 91-year-old widow, daughter Denise and granddaughter Debbie -- share their memories of Eion Bowen (1915 - 1983) with Bayly and Clare Tanner on the Bookhabit Show. Not many families have influenced New Zealand to the magnitude that the Bowen family have. From developing shearing techniques that revolutionized the world of shearing and wool production, came world records for two of the brothers -- Godfrey and Ivan, meetings with royalty, Queen's honours, rare Soviet honours and international television appearances. Spurred on by their father and the competitive nature of their bond, the four brothers, including Eion and Ken, inspired many, and touched lives in far flung lands and closer to home.

Then on February 14 the Bookhabit show, "SCRIPTS, MUSIC and the BOOKHABIT TUNE", features Tom McLeod, a script writer, composer, arranger and producer. McLeod discusses the parallels with the music industry, getting work accepted and the creative process. McLeod is also the creative genius behind the music for the Bookhabit show. Tom McLeod's inventive arrangements, exciting scores and memorable songs, as well as his ability to capture the perfect style for any genre, have seen him work on a range of television and musical projects. He was a finalist at the New Zealand Screen Awards for Best Original Music in 2005 with the children's comedy-drama Secret Agent Men.

Visit the interactive website at , one of many channels on, to listen to the current Bookhabit Show for the story behind the story. is an internet marketing organization and podcast network that features podcast shows on channels that reflect a wide range of topics- from business strategies to books and publishing and beyond. is always on the lookout for new podcasting talent and for businesses that are seeking an effective and cost-effective manner in which to reach their niche marketing audience.

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