Cover to Cover #375B: Listener Feedback

Discussion: Michael, Michael and Brian are back for more!

Tim Low reports that the Paladin role-playing games sourcebooks are being released as e-books; Anna wonders why publishers don't count library circulation numbers as a factor in determining author popularity, since those numbers are freely available; Jason comments on the discussion about instant messaging having an affect on prose and writing, and wonders if that will have a greater impact on the future evolution of language in general; Trampas adds to the discussion on slang grammar usage by characters vs correct grammar usage by authors; Trampas has a question about the copyright implications on writing unauthorized sequels;

Torr mentions the ebookwise store (a subsidiary of fictionwise) that caters to the RCA devices (Stackpole also recommends never signing an exclusive ebook deal unless the money makes it worth the risk); Yeti Stomper mentions new imprint Damnation Books and their scaled ebook pricing strategy; Monica asks if there's a central resource listing for dates and times of various conventions... other than Google, and Locus Magazine, the field is wide open.

Listener Review: Red Shirt brings us a review of the second book in the "Jon & Lobo" series, Slanted Jack by Mark L. Van Name, from Baen.

The Library: It's been a while since we've done a Library segment, and the stack of books in the studio really shows.

A Touch of Dead by Charlaine Harris; Books 3 and 4 of the "Keyholders" YA seris, Inside the Magic and The Wrong Side of Magic by Debbie Dadey and Marcia Thornton Jones; The Mermaid's Madness by Jim C. Hines; At Empire's Edge by William C. Dietz; Vigilante by Laura E. Reeve; The Other Lands by David Anthony Durham; The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes edited by John Joseph Adams; Zombie Raccoons and Killer Bunnies edited by Martin H. Greenberg and Kerrie Hughes; Friday Night Bites by Chloe Neill.

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