Tor Books begins podcasting for Worldcon 2007

August 28, 2007
Filed under: Podcasts 

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TOR PodcastingTor, perhaps the most popular publisher of deadtree SF and Fantasy books has decided to get into podcasting. They’ve got a couple of blurbs up on the new Tor podcast website and a 22 second MP3 file in the feed. Here are the blurbs:

“Subscribe to Tor Podcasts and listen to the latest from Tor Authors and Editors, delivered right to your MP3 player.”

and

“Tor kicks off the very first of their podcasts with coverage of the Nippon2007 WorldCon from Yokohama Japan. Join Tom Doherty and Patrick Nielsen Hayden for the exciting event.”

There’s also a press release that says this:

“Tor Books, an imprint of Tom Doherty Associates, LLC–the largest publisher of science fiction in the world–is pleased to announce its first ever podcast from the 65th World Science Fiction Convention in Yokohama, Japan this August 30th – September 4th, 2007.

Tor Publisher, Tom Doherty, and Senior Editor, Patrick Nielsen Hayden, will podcast directly from the Nippon2007 Worldcon, marking the first time that Worldcon has ever taken place in Japan. This international podcasting event will kick off Tor’s podcasting program, which will continue with regularly scheduled podcasts on September 12th.

The daily podcasts from the convention will cover the events there, as well as interviews with notable authors and editors and perhaps a few surprise guests. These podcasts will be available for download from iTunes, Yahoo and Google, through RSS–and individuals can also tune in to them directly from the Tor website at www.tor-forge.com/podcasts.

The tor.com podcast launch heralds the beginning of several exciting digital businesses that Tor will be launching in the coming months–designed to make Tor the leading online destination for the Science Fiction community.”

Could be very cool. Incidentally, they’ve got the title of their podcast modestly listed in iTunes as “The Very Best Of Science Fiction And Fantasy” – hopefully the podcast will live up to the title’s claim.

You can subscribe to the feed via this url:

http://www.tor-forge.com/GenerateRSS.ashx?type=itunes


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