Cover to Cover #344B: Alternative Content Options

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ContagiousDiscussion: Mike S talks about how some authors are taking their old, out of print works and beginning to make them available themselves as ebooks, and encourages authors to check the electronic rights for out of print works to see if there's a way to publish that product themselves.

Listener comments: Trampas wants to talk more about making products free and how those free items lead to people acutally purchasing more items to support those creators. Scott Sigler joins Mike and Mike to shed some personal insight on the benefits of giving content away for free. Sigler and Stackpole also chat about the potential inherent in the books for the iPhone apps.

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  1. I originally started listening to Dragon Page because I love books and I love writing and science fiction. And Dragon Page seemed to encompass all those things. But lately it seems to have gotten away from all that. I listened to show 344B on the way home from work tonight and I wanted to cry in frustration. It's not that I'm not interested in ebooks and it's not that I'm not interested in the current state of publishing. It's just that it seems like this is all the show is about anymore. It's gone from being a show about books to being a show about the business of books. And the conversation is always the same: the publishers are dinosaurs, ebooks are the future, you can make a living selling electronic short stories. Forgive me if I'm out of line here; and maybe this is a subject of endless fascination to the rest of the listeners; but surely God there must be conversations about books, about the love of books (In whatever form.) and writing and science fiction to be had. I mean that's the reason we all came here in the first place isn't it?