The Modern Whore returns to the airwaves this month

Top-rated sexuality podcast relaunches with new name, cohost

aois21 is happy to announce a return to the podcast network by aois21 Creative Aylin Vega, reviving her top-rated sexuality podcast under a new title, and with a regular cohost. Two Girls, One Joint will follow in the digital footsteps of Sexed, Vexed, Perplexed and feature the regular contributions of cohost Drusilla Vincent.
The Modern Whore returns to the airwaves, and this time with company! Frequent Sexed, Vexed, Perplexed guest Drusilla Vincent joins Aylin Vega to share a joint. The dynamic duo will continue to shoot the shit, smoke the weed, and keep it real as they discuss a new topic each episode. From the inappropriate, R-rated sex-related experience to general hilarious observations about people and life, you will fall in love with these witty, raunchy ladies.
Regularly rated in the top 20 of sexuality podcasts on Podomatic, even after a nine-month absence, Two Girls, One Joint plans to pick up where the action left off on Sexed, Vexed, Perplexed. Subscribers to the original podcast will automatically be subscribed to Two Girls, One Joint, as it uses the same podcast feed.
The podcast is hosted by Podomatic and will be available on Apple PodcastsStitcher RadioGoogle PlayTuneIn, and at It will be produced by Zach C. Cohen, chief of audio production, and executive produced by aois21 Publisher Keith F. Shovlin. While technically continuing a previous podcast property, this is the eleventh podcast offering from the aois21 podcast network.

Subscribe today wherever you get your podcasts and!

Athridge & Vega stay on top

Sales streaks continue for American Presidents and Dating

Another month is in the books and American Presidents at War by Thomas P. Athridge continues to be aois21's top selling book. "Dating" as told by the Modern Whore by Aylin Vega has also continued its domination of eBook sales, continuing a trend since its first release.
Both books, the first written by their respective authors, have continued to be sought out by audiences. Additional sales of other aois21 titles combined with these two have made this the best February in sales for aois21. With numerous events just around the corner and some additional formats due to be released of both bestselling titles, aois21 expects these strong sales to continue throughout 2018.
Now is the time to visit the aois21 market and get your copies and find out what everyone else is reading!

Survey deadline extended!

Participate be entered in a drawing for a $25 Visa Gift Card

One month ago we asked for your help and you have responded, but we want to know more! Do you miss Sexed Vexed Perplexed? Do you enjoy the commentary of The World's Only Podcast? Are you champing at the bit to read The Will of the Magi? Now is the time to let your voice be heard!
We're extending the deadline for another month and sweetening the deal. Not only will all participants be given 21% off their purchase from the aois21 market, but your name will also be entered in a drawing for a $25 Visa Gift Card, useable at retailers worldwide!

aois21 going to VA Comicon

Special two-day convention in Fairfax at GMU campus

aois21 is excited to announce that we will be returning to Virginia Comicon this summer as the convention leaves Richmond for a tw0-day special show in Fairfax!
As of this week, this event has already have the highest amount of interest of any Virginia Comicon so the floor will be packed with comics fans, cosplayers, and sci-fi and fantasy aficionados. We have enjoyed all of our past trips to Va Comicon in Richmond, including a two-day show last June, and we are excited for the type of show the Northern Virginia audience will find.
The Comicon will be June 9th and 10th at Dewberry Hall on the George Mason University campus. This event is paid admission so plan ahead if you want to come out. We expect the cosplay to be first class and we'll be on the lookout for literary cosplay as well.
Featured aois21 guests will be announced closer to the event. For more information, visit VaComicon.comand!


New podcast series goes Between the Beltways!

Special-event series will cover central Maryland politics in lead-up to 2018 midterm elections

MOUNT VERNON, VA – aois21 media, LLC announces today a new addition to its podcasting
lineup, the political analysis series Between the Beltways, hosted by aois21 Creative Deepan Chatterjee, Ph.D., and his wife, Shreyasi Deb, Ph.D.

This political podcast series from the aois21 podcast network will explore the races that will shape the central Maryland counties of Howard, Montgomery, and Prince George's. These three counties contain six of Maryland’s seven congressional districts that will be contested this fall, as well as countywide races and statewide races for governor and senator. It will be hosted by Dr. Deepan Chatterjee, clinical psychologist, columnist, and aois21 Creative, along with Dr. Shreyasi Deb, a public policy analyst. Each episode will feature 15 minutes of analysis of news from the upcoming elections and a 15-minute interview with a candidate, academic, journalist, or local political wonk.

In addition to the podcast, Dr. Chatterjee and Dr. Deb will be tweeting @BtBeltways on Twitter
and updating a Facebook page and a Wordpress blog.

The podcast is hosted by Podomatic and will be available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher Radio,
Google Play, TuneIn, and at It will be produced by Gareth Phillips, aois21
audio consultant, and executive produced by aois21 Publisher Keith F. Shovlin. This will be the
tenth podcast on the aois21 podcast network, and will be released monthly until October, then
weekly leading up to the election in November.

Presidents leads in new year

Vega's Dating dominates online sales for third straight month

Once again, American Presidents at War by Thomas P. Athridge was aois21's bestseller, coming up with strong in person sales for the fifth straight month. This title is now available in eBook, paperback, and hardcover in an expanding market. It is one of the select titles you can now get at Novel Books in Clarksburg, MD, aois21's newest retail partner. We'll be announcing some events featuring Tom this summer and give readers more opportunities to hear the war trumpets call!
This month also continued a series of strong online sales for the sexual memoir, "Dating" as told by the Modern Whore by Aylin Vega. Since these sales have continued well above expectations, we decided to give a proper shout out, naming "Dating" as the bestselling aois21 eBook for January. Though not previously awarded, "Dating" is actually on a three-month win streak for strong eBook sales. With Aylin Vega expected to return to the podcast air waves soon, hopefully this streak will bring new listeners to the Modern Whore as her stories continue to be #BetterThan50Shades.
Interested to see what's got people shelling out the dough? Stop by the aois21 market today to join the crowd!

We want to hear from you!

Surveys launch for aois21 podcasts

With the announcements last week of changes to our podcast lineup, and the third anniversary of the release of our first podcasts, Publish Me! and Passion on the Page, upon us, we have decided to take stock of our burgeoning podcast network. In order to do that, we are asking you, (yes, you!) the listeners to take a short survey on any or all of our podcast series. Even if you've only listened to one or are a diligent subscriber, your feedback will help make our shows better!
Click on the icons for each podcast to the right (or below depending on where you're reading this) and take a short 10 question survey. For your time, we will send you a promo code for 21% off at the aois21 market. The surveys will only be available during the month of February and the promo code is good through the end of March, so strike while the iron is hot!

New location alert!

Select aois21 titles now available at Novel Books in Clarksburg, MD!

We are happy to announce that Novel Books in Clarksburg, MD, is now stocking select aois21 titles! Located just off Interstate 270 near the Clarksburg Premium Outlets, this quaint bookstore is a must stop on any visit north of DC.
We are happy to partner with owner Pat Darby after meeting him at the Gaithersburg Book Festival and are eager to work with him on events featuring aois21 Creatives. Thank you, Pat, for your support of our authors and their stories!
If you've got a bookstore and are interested in carrying aois21 titles, contact us!

Listen up!

Series coming and going on the aois21 podcast network.

aois21's audio offerings continue to grow in the new year. Many existing series are continuing, thanks to the strong work of aois21's Creatives and the generous support of our Patreon patrons. For those that haven't been keeping up, we wanted to make sure you were aware of some of the changes in our podcasting lineup.
First up, thanks to a profound run of inspiration, aois21 Creative Evan Tucker has been updating his history podcast, It's Not Even Past, weekly since the end of December. With each episode dropping on Thursdays, Evan has taken a unique look at the news, pop culture, and society through a historical view. Episodes are about 30 minutes long and have been growing in popularity each week.
In the meantime, his first podcast, Tales from the Old New Land is taking a break, while his educational series, History of the Symphony, has been building numbers with each monthly release. His planned second educational podcast, Modern Jewish Literature, was unfortunately cancelled due to poor attendance at the lectures. We are fortunate to work with Evan as he continues to create high quality content week in and week out.
Absent from our podcasting lineup for the past few months has been the sexuality podcast Sexed Vexed Perplexed, hosted by aois21 Creative Aylin Vega. After a twice-weekly release and weekly rerun on WDLS Internet Radio, Aylin decided to take the summer off and extended her sabbatical through the end of the year. We are happy to announce she will be returning to the airwaves, but in a new series with details to be announced. For fans of SVP, past episodes aren't going away, and be on the lookout for a special episode with Aylin announcing her new series, launching later this year.
Also launching soon will be a new podcast series hosted by aois21 Creative Deepan Chatterjee, Ph.D along with his wife, Shreyasi Deb, Ph.D. The series will focus on politics in the Maryland suburbs of DC with more details to be announced in the coming weeks. We are now busy contacting stakeholders in the local political scene for possible interviews and background information. Please contact us if you have any input or want to help out.
We are also happy to announce the hiring of Gareth Phillips of Appomattox as an audio consultant providing audio engineering support to aois21 audio, assisting Zach C. Cohen, chief of audio production. Welcome to aois21, Gareth!
We're giving you a lot to listen to, and we hope you enjoy it! Be sure to visit and check out all of the great audio content we now have available!

The 2017 aois21 bestseller is:

In person sales help Athridge dominate all of 2017, close year with best month ever

aois21 had its best month of sales ever as in person sales of American Presidents at War by Thomas P. Athridge lead him to the sales lead for the final four months of the year, an narrowly beat out the previous sales leader, "Dating" as told by the Modern Whore by Aylin Vega. The two titles combined in December to give aois21 the highest number of units sold, along with free downloads of 48 Game Misconduct by Keith F. Shovlin.
As we spent the month encouraging readers to #GiveABook, the book community responded through our various distribution sites such as, Amazon, and iBooks. Bookstore orders were also high for American Presidents at War as more stores will be carrying on its shelves soon.
We were so happy with the turnout for the #GiveABook events that two of them will be continuing monthly as part of our partnership with Walls of Books in Washington, DC. Come on out on the First Friday of every month for Literary Game Night from 6 to 8 pm. Two weeks later, on the third Friday of the month, we'll be back with Poetry Open-Mic. Various aois21 Creatives will be taking part throughout the year either as emcee of the open-mic or participant in the game night. It's all happening in the Park View neighborhood, you won't want to miss it.
Furthermore, we have booked a new conference. The Possibilities Conference, headed up by our friends at the Possibilities Publishing Company, will be held April 7th in Falls Church, VA. We are happy to announce that we will be taking part in this unique addition to the literary calendar.
We have so much going on in the months to come and we can't wait to share it all with you! Remember to like and share these updates and check back as more develops!

The HIVE arrives Friday!

Updates on other aois21 titles, #GiveABook Campaign

It has arrived! HIVE: A Matter of Gravity will be available this Friday in eBook and paperback! Join us at Walls of Books in Washington, DC, for the launch event from 6 to 8 pm. Author James D. King will read from his latest release and take questions from the audience. We'll be holding a cosplay contest and the best costume will win a prize!
Can't make it in person? We'll live stream the event not the aois21 Periscope feed and the book will be available on the aois21 market and everywhere books are sold!

We are happy to announce that American Presidents at War is now available in Hardcover! For just $35, you can pick up the built-to-last copy of Thomas P. Athridge's scholarly work. Available now from and the aois21 market. Find it soon on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and more!

We are also happy to announce an extra event as part of the #GiveABook campaign! We have partnered with Smashwords to offer a special rates to our fans! All aois21 eBook titles will be 25% off, but only for the last week of the month! From Christmas to New Years, you can get all of our titles for 25% off the price. In the case of titles previously sold for 99 cents, they will be free, for this week only!

Visit to check it out pick up your copies of any of our great aois21 titles.

Final week to support Judkins on Indiegogo!

Help bring the Interlude to Sentimental Me! to the stage

This is the final week to help bring Michael B. Judkins' vision to a new audience through the stage play Mercury Rising, adapted from his poetry collection, Interlude to Sentimental Me! The Indiegogo project has only raised 2% of its goal, which it must reach before next Friday, December 22nd.
Last week, Judkins announced on Facebook that Union Baptist Church - Brother Knoxley and the Youth Committee would be the first venue to host the play. With a venue booked, Judkins is scheduling a table read for January and is currently looking for actors for the performance. If you are interested, message Judkins through his Facebook page or the Indiegogo campaign.
Until then, show your support by donating to the campaign. We will be rolling out some special perks for this final week, including complete collections of aois21 titles and the chance for special appearances at aois21 events.
Check out the campaign today and donate!

Presidents lead once again

Athridge's nonfiction history benefits from LOC launch event

The results are in and American Presidents at War continues to dominate in sales! November was one of aois21 strongest months for sales and it was close, but Thomas P. Athridge takes the crown once again.
American Presidents at War is now available in eBook and paperback with hardcover available soon. This past Wednesday, Athridge presented his work in a lunchtime Book Talk at the Library of Congress James Madison Memorial Building, sponsored by the Library of Congress Professional Association. Video from the event is now available on the aois21 YouTube Channel.
With so many great titles now available and more to come, visit the aois21 market today and #GiveABook this holiday season, or just get one for yourself!

Gift shopping? #GiveABook

Four events at Walls of Books give you plenty of chances 

aois21 has partnered with Walls of Books in Washington, DC for this year's #GiveABook Campaign, reminding you that when shopping for friend and family, #GiveABook. For this year's campaign we have put together four Friday night events with our friends at Walls of Books from 6 to 8 pm.
First up is this Friday night, where we will be part of Park View's First Friday festivities. It's Literary Game Night and the full roll out of the campaign. Play literary based games and win prizes. Wine and lite refreshments will be served. aois21 video will be recording live reactions and sharing them on the aois21 YouTube channel.
On December 8th, aois21 Creative Bianca Palmisano will be emceeing a poetry open mic night. All are welcome to take the stage and perform their original work! The event will be live streamed on the aois21 Periscope feed and then shared on the aois21 YouTube channel.
On December 15th, we have a panel discussion commemorating the 100th anniversary of America's entry into World War One. aois21 Creatives Thomas P. Athridge and Philip J. Sipkov will be joined by Margaret Wagner of the Library of Congress Publishing Office to share stories from the Great War. The event will be live streamed on the aois21 Periscope feed and then shared on the aois21 YouTube Channel.
The final event is December 22nd and we go out of this world with Sci-Fi Night. Come to Walls of Books in your favorite book or movie sci-fi costume as we release the third book in the HIVE series, HIVE: A Matter of Gravity by James D. King! King will be reading from his book and taking questions. The event will be live streamed on the aois21 Periscope feed and then shared on the aois21 YouTube Channel.
All of these events will be in addition to savings at the aois21 market! Find out more this Friday night at Walls of Books and visit for more information!

FIRST LOOK: The HIVE is coming!

Preorder opens Tuesday for paperback and eBook, to be released December 22nd

The third book in the HIVE series by James D. King is here for the holidays! Preorder your copy as of Tuesday in eBook or paperback, just $3 for the electronic and $7 for paperback.
This is the latest entry in the sci-fi series that started two years ago with HIVE: First Contact. In this story, the Hive threat reaches deeper into the Earth Empire. Now all that stands in the way is the Space Navy manned by brave but young crews. Will the unlikely combination of an old space marine, tired of living, and a young naval ensign, fearful of dying, find a way to defeat the Hive and save humanity?
For the first time, we are releasing eBook and Paperback at the same time, as part of a launch event Friday, December 22nd from 6 to 8 pm at Walls of Books in Washington, DC. The event will feature a live reading from James D. King, as well as a costume contest! Come dressed as your favorite sci-fi character from literature or film and you could win!
Visit for the next title, coming soon this holiday season!

Tommy Reynolds joins as 15th aois21 Creative

Fiction author comes over from editorial staff with baseball epic

aois21 is happy to announce the signing of Tommy Reynolds as an aois21 Creative. Tommy recently completed his first manuscript, the baseball epic currently titled The Game: Baseball & America Growin’ Up Together. This title will soon be available in paperback and eBook everywhere books are sold.
Liam Miller, the son of a wealthy and well-connected father in early 1700s Ireland, immigrates to America in 1732. Through connections and hard work he becomes prosperous, with each generation after him playing a pivotal role in significant events in America's early history. Succeeding generations embrace baseball, producing successive major leaguers. They play integral roles during four of the most crucial periods of baseball history: its origins in the 1870s, the Black Sox scandal into the roaring twenties, the civil rights era and the dawning of the Major League Baseball Players Union in the 1960s and 1970s, and the modern union of the late 1990s and today. Parallels are drawn from 1865 through today, depicting the rise of baseball as the national pastime coinciding with America becoming a world power.

Tommy Reynolds was born in New York City and raised in Long Beach, Long Island, seven houses from the beach. He attended Chaminade High School and Manhattan College, where he was a sports writer and co-sports editor of the school newspaper, The Quadrangle, covering the Jaspers basketball, baseball, and crew teams. He is an active racquetball player, softball player, and umpire, currently residing in bucolic Mendham, NJ with his three children.
Visit now to find out more about Tommy and his upcoming title!

Busy weekend for aois21

Friday in Arlington, Saturday in Charlottesville

We'll be rocketing across Virginia this weekend as we bring out books, podcasts, and video series to you! Find us Friday at the Job Fun Fair in SpacesArlington from 3 to 8 pm. The new shared office space in Rosslyn, site of the old Artisphere and Newseum, is launching with this innovative job fair and networking event. aois21 will be showing off it's books and services and interview tech companies for the aois21 live series. To find out more,!
On Saturday, we head south to Charlottesville for the Charlottesville Book Fair. Sponsored by the Blue Ridge chapter of the Virginia Writers Club and organized by aois21 friend Carolyn O'Neal, the event will draw together independent authors and publishers from across the region. We'll be there from 10 am to 4 pm and we'd love to see you! Visit for more information!
And there's more to come in the weeks ahead. Don't miss out!Busy weekend for aois21

Athridge dominates sales

American Presidents at War on top for second month in a row

It's a strong start for Thomas P. Athridge's American Presidents at War, taking the bestseller status for the second month in a row, the only two months its been available. For October it was strong sales of the just release paperback version that catapulted it to the top of the sales rank.
aois21 will be holding the official launch of the new title at the Library of Congress on November 29 at Noon in an event sponsored by the Library of Congress Professional Association. The one hour event will feature Athridge discussing his title and will take place in the Madison Building of the Library. Due to ethics restrictions, there will be no sales of the book at the event, so you will need to purchase a copy beforehand if you want it signed.
You can now order copies from Amazon and Barnes and Noble, in addition to the aois21 market. Copies can also be found at Walls of Books in Washington, DC, and can be ordered at any Barnes and Noble, Books A Million, or Amazon Books store.
To get your copy now, head on over to the aois21 market so you are ready for the 29th!