After 71 shows and 33,037 archive downloads, we have to say goodbye to Blog Talk Radio.

“Why?” you ask, “I love that Podioracket live show.” Yes, we do too. But… Blog Talk Radio has changed the format of free hosting for people like us. We don’t charge the authors for their interviews or for promoting their books, as it should be, in my opinion. With these changes we are no longer be able to provide the promos and excerpts that add such substance to the interviews. According to Blog Talk Radio, unless we want to pay premium fees, our show times can no longer be during prime time and last no longer than 30 minutes. Which, when we have a lively guest and you guys calling in or asking live-chat questions, is simply not long enough.

We are going to end our blog talk show in January and are looking for a new platform. We hate to disappoint any of you, but it is the way it has to be. The additional cost BTR is demanding for a premium account is simply out of our budget and we’ve never charged for what we do. Donations are great, but have never been enough to cover a $40.00 a month ongoing fee.

As we move forward we will let you all know what is happening and how our platform is changing. We are mulling over some killer ideas for promoting authors in the future and we would like to have your input. So comment on this thread or email us at contact@podioracket.com. Let us know what your thoughts are, and if you have any suggestions.

Sadly,

Rhonda, Brian and Heather