(PRWEB) May 31, 2008
LITOPIA DAILY, The World's First Daily Podcast For Writers, Launches On June 7th.
Six months ago, Litopia Writers' Colony launched the world's first weekly panel show for writers -- LITOPIA AFTER DARK. Hosted by literary agent Peter Cox, the show quickly attracted rave reviews (winning an unequalled 9.5 marks out of ten on the review site Podwatch). Every week, thousands of listeners download LITOPIA AFTER DARK shows -- making it one of the fastest-growing podcasts in the world. Guests have included some of the most exciting and innovative figures in writing and publishing.
Building on that success, Litopia Writers' Colony is proud to launch the world's first daily podcast for writers -- LITOPIA DAILY. Says host Peter Cox:
"With things changing so quickly in the publishing industry, it makes sense to produce a short, daily podcast where writers can get their daily fix of news, comment and -- we know what you like -- entertainment, too. LITOPIA DAILY is going to be succinct and to the point -- it'll give you what you need to know when, or before, you need to know it. Like a morning coffee, it'll set you up for the day!"
INTRODUCING -- THE OPEN INBOX
"LITOPIA DAILY is in the vanguard", says Peter. "So, as you'd expect from us, we're doing something very radical indeed. We call it -- the Open Inbox."
Litopia's Open Inbox is a simple web address that allows contributors to drop anything into the inbox… notes… pictures… faxes… phone messages… and e-mails, of course. "We go through our Open Inbox several times every day, looking for great material to include in the next day's show" says Peter.
"Not everything will make it", he adds, "but material that's witty and original -- and short and sharp -- stands a very good chance of getting included."
Eve Harvey, Podcast officer for Litopia Writers' Colony, explains how contributors will use it. "You might want to send us a note about your new book that's coming out", she say. "Or send us a press release. Or, you might want to record a phone message to give a comment on yesterday's show. Yes -- the Open Inbox will take phone calls, too! Or maybe you'd like to upload a file of some kind -- perhaps, an audio file for possible inclusion in LITOPIA DAILY."
Litopia's Open Inbox uses cutting-edge technology pioneered by Drop.io. Simple instructions are given on the page here: http://www.drop.io/litopia
The new show launches its public beta schedule from June 7th. "We're feeling our way," says Peter, "just as we did with LITOPIA AFTER DARK, which took some months to naturally evolve. I don't think listeners will mind a work in progress to begin with. We really do want LITOPIA DAILY to become an important part of your writing life on the internet. And we hope that our listeners will become an active part of this very exciting new venture!"
Unlike many forms of old media, we positively want to make it as easy as possible for you to interact with us. We really do want to hear from you! Contact us through our Drop.io address: http://www.drop.io/litopia
LITOPIA DAILY is constantly looking for interesting special guests to take part in the show. Publicists looking to book a client or an author are welcome to send an e-mail to Litopia's Open Inbox with brief details of the author concerned. Guest are booked approximately six weeks ahead, and they are trailed in advance both on the website and also in RSS feeds.
Important: Any and all material sent to LITOPIA DAILY may be broadcast. By sending us material, contribution or communication, the contributor warrants that they are the legal owner and grants LITIOPIA DAILY an irrevocable, non-exclusive license to use the material in any way seen fit.
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