Cover to Cover #381A: World Fantasy 2009 Recap

Discussion: Mike Stackpole recounts his trip to World Fantasy 2009 in San Jose, from the good selection of scotch at the hotel bar, to the discussions about digital publishing, and the chatter about his blog post on Cory Doctorow's project.

Listener Recommendation: Mari from Michigan recommends 253 by Geoff Ryman as a great example of how to write vibrant characters.

The Library: New this week: Elric in the Dream Realms by Michael Moorcock and illustrated by Michael Kaluta; Druids by ; Small Miracles by Edward M. Lerner; The Joy of Chemistry: The Amazing Science of Familiar Things by Cathy Cobb & Monty L. Fetterolf; Diving into the Wreck by Kristine Kathryn Rusch; Dragon Heart by Todd McCaffrey; In Great Waters by Kit Whitfield

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  1. I am currently listening to how excited Mr. Stackpole is on the pre-sale business model. It does work because Dark Overlord Media (Scott Sigler) is building his publishing company on this exact model and he has started it with "The Rookie" - I know you guys already know this...