Cover to Cover #330A: Ask A Ninja

Discussion: Mike Stackpole tells us about a new Mac application he's found, Delicious Library, available from Delicious Monster. It can catalog just about anything with a barcode: books, DVDs, action figures, and more.

Mike S loves this app, and Summer tried it out and also is newly addicted to it. Go check it out!

Ninja HandbookInterview: This week, Mike, Summer and Mike talk with Kent Nichols and Douglas Sarine. The people who bring you Ask a Ninja have expanded their reach into print media and are trying to bring you The Ninja Handbook.

We talk about breaking Ninjas out into many media formats, how Ask A Ninja came about, and the never-ending battle between the International Order of Ninjas and the threat posed by clowns. Ninjas and Clowns are mortal enemies for a reason.

Discussion: Mike M wants a list of evil clown books, if you know of any, to help build a Halloween collection of scary stories.

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

Link: Delicious Library
Link: The Ninja Handbook: This Book Looks Forward to Killing You
Promo: 12-volt Theater: Down the Road
Promo: Slice of SciFi


  1. You should check out Books, I like it better than Delicious, the developer is very responsive and it's free!

  2. Hiho!

    Regarding evil clown books: Besides "It" by Stephen King, I can think of "The Pilo Family Circus" by Will Elliott. It won several Australian awards and I think that Underland Press picked it up for North American distribution. It's already out in Europe (UK, Germany,...).

    Greetings from Vienna

  3. If I may, I'd like to recommend a website that I am working on. It is still in private beta, but the more folks who are serious about cataloging and sharing their books, the better.

    I created as a website that lets you add books to virtual shelves, share your passion about books with others, and even sell, trade, or lend your books with friends. Moreover, it has a feature that lets you use your webcam as an ISBN scanner so you can add books in bulk.

    My favorite feature is a side-effect of being able to log in using my Palm Centro smartphone from anywhere, like a bookstore, and adding a book to my wishlist, or confirming the names of books I own while strolling the aisles.

    I hope you'll all check it out. Mike's library was the inspiration for it long ago.