Cover to Cover #377B: Voicemail Feedback

Listener Feedback: Wild Snorlax is looking forward to Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters... we don't know why; Mark from DC wants to know if writing advice stops becoming helpful at a certain point; Seth high-fives Stackpole for prescience about the rebirth of serialized fiction; Allison from LA comments on copyright and an unsung redeeming value inside Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: independent women rather than simpering ones;

Renata asks if the Amazon Recommends includes indie and self-published works or just the mainstream works; Anna comments on a device that might allow people to buy ebook editions from a store merely by scanning the barcodes of books on the shelves; Dan in Spokane tells us about using his Blackberry as a transcription device; Rory reminds us that Carl Sagan also dicated his books in the same way David Weber does.

Listener Review: Redshirt from Iowa brings us a review of Endless Blue by Wen Spencer, from Baen Books.

Listener Review: Web Genii brings us a review of the ebook version of Cry Mercy by Toni Andrews, the third in the Mercy Hollings series from Mira Books.

So, are you considering purchasing an ebook reader for this coming holiday season, either for yourself or as a gift for the avid reader in your life?

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

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  1. Has anyone set their hand on a Nook ereader?
    I LOVE the idea of being able to share books and annotations.

  2. I like the idea of a bit of nookie... er... um... carry on.

  3. #2 I'm one of those people that loves tripping across notes in a book. Tho' of course I never write in anyone else's books (to all the librarians out there).
    #3 I wonder if that is the reason for the name - sure to get everyone's attention.

  4. It makes me feel so special when Stackpole doesn't listen to what I'm saying and then poo-poohs whatever it was in order to make the same tired points he always makes. He totally missed the point of my voicemail in this episode. I'd call again, but since it will likely be another two months before he'd get the response, I figured it's probably best just to leave a comment here.

  5. dad messed with one in the store today and kind of liked it, said it is really like the kindle just thinner and lighter weight to it. looks cool to me.
    I don't ever want to say anything bad about the show, but could you guys maybe get off the ebooks and readers things a bit? it's cool and all, but i want to hear more about the books themselves and the writers.

    hugs and thanks in advance,

    And listen to Anna, she's cool and gives good reviews. Don't make me come down there and punch people. hehe,