Show Notes: Listener Feedback
Voicemail: Dan from Spokane wonders if e-ink might eventually be replaced by color displays or not; Lejon from Chandler asks if Summer has heard of or used the digital recording pen to continue to be able to write longhand but not worry about time-consuming transcription later; Shevaun from NJ wonders why publishers are experimenting with tall and narrow paperbacks; Mari from Michigan wants to know if an author's voice is typically tied to the subject of the story or not; Sean from Edwards expands non his disappointment with the lack of professionalism in the Writers Exchange commentary he received; Allison from LA mentions the romance genre's expansion and embrace of e-books and podcasts happened earlier than other genres, and would love to see an SF/F house do the same for SF/F products;
Stackpole mentions how the Romance Writers of America has decertified Harlequin as a reputable imprint after they made their agreement to partner with a vanity press where writers can pay to have their work published, and the Mystery Writers of America quickly followed suit by making Harlequin published books ineligible for Edgar Awards, and SFWA declared them ineligible for qualifying towards SFWA membership, and ineligible for Nebula Awards... see PubRants, MWA and SWFA (Writer Beware comments, and John Scalzi weighs in)
Voicemail, continued: Tim Low reminds us that Darcy had already done a review of the first book in "The Youngest Templar" series; Shevaun in NJ admits she hasn't read any steampunk, but finds the premise of Boneshaker interesting and asks for a good place to start with the genre;
Stackpole mentions that Jeff and Ann Vandermeer have a steampunk anthology out there, and that might be a good place to start.
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