Cover to Cover #341: Chatting about Publishing

DaemonListener Review: Justin brings us a review of The Phoenix Unchained by Merecedes Lackey and James Mallory.

Discussion: Publishing meltdown? Mike and Mike delve into the major and massive changes hitting the publishing industry right now: Random House imprints going away; some big publishing houses cutting staff and either no longer hiring new staffers or making major benefits changes for new hires; and more.

They speculate how well some of the houses may adapt to electronic or other alternate options, and how well some of them may or may not change at all. What's the deal behind charging the same amount for an ebook as they do for a hardcover print book?

The Library: Mike, Summer and Mike go through the last Library entries for 2008: A Fortress in Shadow by Glen Cook; The Love We Share Without Knowing by Christopher Barzak; The Flaxen Femme Fatale by John Zakour; Futures from Nature edited by Henry Gee; Dragonstrike by E. E. Knight; Agent to the Stars by John Scalzi; The Engine's Child by Holly Phillips; Daemon by Daniel Suarez; The United States of Atlantis by Harry Turtledove.

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


  1. I am glad I found this one, as it is not on i tunes.

    After the rest of my comments you may not want me back but,.....
    A suggestion, if you had Barnes and Nobles links, I would follow those.
    I got a bunch on B&N gift cards for Christmas, but no amazon ones.
    Also the link to the pod casting software is not working. I followed the link and it went to the main company saying the link was not active. Then I was curious to see the castle roof pool, you end up in the field just up from my area, but not in a Farpoint location.
    But the good news is went right to Mike's books on i tunes when I got my i touch.

    Happy New Years to you!

    aka Mira

  2. It's really depressing to see all the changes in publishing. Mostly because that's where I want to work and it doesn't seem like that's going to be happening any time soon.