Cover to Cover #305A: Discussing E-Books

Gods and PawnsDiscussion: Jason from West Oz lends his thoughts on why e-books haven't yet been "profitable", and steps that might be taken to remedy that situation. Michael, Michael and Brian discuss. A lot.

Listener Review: Web Genii gives us a review of Kage Baker's Gods and Pawns, a collection of short stories from "The Company" series.

Voicemail: Arkle submits a few more authors for consideration for the foothills of Mount Olympus: Douglas Adams and Peter David. Scott from Tucson submits that the steering wheel mounted laptop desk beats out the steering wheel mounted book holder... Scott wins. Tim asks what's going on with Borders closing it's store doors. Anna takes issue with Stackpole's generalizations of academics and literary studies. Tim comments on Arthur C. Clarke. Trampas offers his thank to Dragon Page listeners for all of the suggestions for western-flavored Fantasy and for Westerns.

Submitting Listener comments: If you have any suggestions or comments, please let us know!

Promo: Variant Frequencies


  1. I apologize for the poor quality of my voicemail. That's what I get for calling you guys while outside during a windy day.

  2. Mark Gentry says

    Can not get or access Cover to Cover #305A. itunes will not download it. I can not download directly from your site, and I can not play it directly from your site. There seems to be an error with the file, any chance of a quick fix? Very interested in hearing this show. Thanks-Mark

  3. Eric in Rio says

    On DRM and e-books: there is DRM for pdf documents. I bought Singularity Sky from Amazon, then had to download Adobe Digital Editions, which not only requires registration, but is also locked to my computer, and won't allow me to save, copy, print or transfer the file to my Palm. So I'll agree with M. Mennenga, DRM is still a major issue, and for me a major turn-off regarding e-books.

  4. Why do I always have trouble getting episodes?

  5. I guess I need to stick with Firefox instead of using IE or Safari.

  6. It's a bandwidth issue at our ISP. Hang in there just a little while longer.