So as a potential author I have decided that I will self publish my novels until I can gain some minor fame and fandom. I have chosen the route of releasing directly to the Kindle and selling as various e-book formats. YET I am also swaying toward releasing my novels for free as podiobooks. I for one love listening to podiobooks, and I know that authors do still make money one books that they release as free audio (podiobooks). I know its a lot of work, but I currently personally believe it pays off in gaining a fan base, and getting your name out there. For example look at Scott Sigler, a wonderful author, who started out by releasing his novels for free as podiobooks, and still does. Yet he sells them as true paper books and regular audiobooks. I am wondering what do you all think of this form of publishing? Do you think it is worth it in the long run? Would you consider doing it?