AISFP 147 – Ebooks, Book Review, Feedback

THE BRAHMS DECEPTION, by Louise Marley, tells the story of Frederica Daniels, a time traveling musicologist who visits 1860s Venice and inhabits the body of Clara Schumann, lover of the brilliant musician Johannes Brahms. Will her travels threaten the career of Brahms and time itself?  The newest novel from Louise Marley is a time traveling alternate history praised by The Romantic Times and Visit her website to hear music samples that inspired the book.

Kaden is a teenage boy who can open wormholes to far away worlds. Aren can see into the memories and souls of those she knows. Together, they will be plunged into a world of war where their abilities threaten the existence of multiple universes. Charles M. Pulsipher presents THE CRYSTAL BRIDGE, a novel of science fiction mixed with just a dash of fantasy. Please visit Charle’s blog, and click HERE to visit his Amazon page.

  • We discuss Agent Joshua Bilmesblog post about Ebooks and whether or not they are killing the publishing industry.
  • What will the bookstore of the future look like? More on this in future podcasts!
  • Then we delve into Michael Shatzkin’s vision of an 80% ebook world within the next 2-5 years.
  • My wife joins me to discuss Timothy Zahn’s MANTA’S GIFT in the first of her Book Review segments.
  • Feedback: Check out THE LOST CHILDREN, an anthology of flash fiction where all proceeds will go to help abused and abandoned children.
  • Feedback: Gregory writes to talk about independent authors working together to pool their talents and publish quality books. Moses and Shaun discuss. We also mention Evolved Publishing.
  • Feedback: Lou gives us some addition information regarding the Amazon/Barnes and Noble DC Comics showdown.

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  1. Wife sighting!

  2. Just wanted to say thanks for the mention of Evolved Publishing LLC ( To a couple of your points:
    1) We do, of course, offer contracts to everyone involved in our projects. They’re simple, written in plain English, covering all the necessary bases.
    2) Writers maintain great control over their works, and recover all rights to their works after just 3-5 years.
    3) Moses was right about it becoming a time-suck. DT Conklin and I formed this because we couldn’t find anyone else doing it under exactly the sort of author-centric business model we thought appropriate. Frankly, I wish we had; would have saved us a ton of work and allowed us to remain focused on our writing. Nonetheless, it’s proving a rewarding experience, and we’re excited about the future.

    Thanks again.

  3. Shaun Farrell says:

    Ha, Moses! As you probably saw on Twitter, my laptop died, so I couldn’t record anything, including the planned interview with Simon Royle. Luckily, I had this segment with Wife ready to go. And the laptop is already repaired and ready to go. . . . I think.

  4. Shaun Farrell says:

    Thank you for sharing some of your experience in that area, Lane. I hope it continues to be successful.

  5. Woot, thanks for the shoutout, guys :). Was a great episode, and I look forward to hearing what you drum up at the convention.

  6. Thanks for answering my question about new publishing ventures and providing information on an example. It’d be great to hear an interview with DT Conklin & Lane Diamond in the future about their experiences. If you do please let listeners know ahead of time so we can send in some questions.

    Thanks again.

  7. Thank you, Greg! That’s a cool idea. Thanks for the suggestion.

  8. In response to your lament that publishers haven’t moved to electronic review copies:

    My most recent (and I have another one coming soon) review for the site was actually based on an electronic ARC that the publisher sent me. Angry Robot Books, when they launched made a big push to get advanced electronic copies in the hands of bloggers. There’s a lot of electronic review copies out there, but obviously it’s not the norm yet.

    Also, whenever we talk about eBooks replacing print books I always wonder about the statistics of people that are actually reading more because of eBooks. I kind of wonder if a future that’s 80% eBooks might have a larger number of print books than you’d assume based on current book sales. Just a thought.

  9. Shaun Farrell says:

    The last couple weeks I’ve actually been offered a few e-arcs. And I’ve been introduced to Net Galleys. Funny timing.

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