The Dragon Page "Cover to Cover"
By Michael R. Mennenga, Summer Brooks, Michael A. Stackpole
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Conversations with the Creators of Science Fiction and Fantasy fiction today! If you love SF literature, are an author or aspire to become one, you will enjoy this podcast.
||CleanCover to Cover #470: Amazon vs Hachette, or Authors Are Doing It For Themselves||Mike and Mike talk more about the fight between Amazon and Hachette, continuing from Show 468 and including comments from your feedback via Facebook. - They talk more about how different authors are taking sides,||6/30/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCover to Cover #469: Talking with Kevin J. Anderson||Kevin J. Anderson joins Mike and Mike to talk about his newest novel, The Dark Between the Stars. It's the first of his new series, "Saga of Shadows", which takes place 20 years after the events of his "Saga of the Seven Suns" series,||6/23/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCover to Cover #468: Amazon vs Hachette, Or Who Moved My Marketing?||The contract dispute between Amazon and Hachette has Mike Stackpole a little fired up, and the conversation revolves around the details some of the blowback that midlist and new authors are feeling because their books can't be pre-ordered or ordered,||6/16/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCover to Cover #467: Talking About "Reading Rainbow"||Sam Roberts joins Mike and Mike to talk about LeVar Burton's Kickstarter efforts to bring "Reading Rainbow" to new audiences using newer technologies and methods that weren't available when the show was still airing on PBS,||6/9/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCover to Cover #466: Changes in Book Selling||Mike and Mike recap the technological and book-selling shift since they last talked shop in 2012, including the shift from big format bookstores to local stores & specialty stores that promote events more than book sales,||6/2/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCover to Cover #465: Catching Up and Moving Forward||Mike and Mike pop in for a quick visit, and have fun with not remembering anything they talked about or did for the show 2 years ago. - They chat about what's been going on since then, and the changes that happen with stories as the writers get older ..||5/19/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCover to Cover #464: Understanding Character Growth||Discussing the News: Mike S talks about Amazon's Kindle Select program that allows Kindle owners to borrow ebooks, and the payment method they're using to compensate authors for the loans, but it's an Amazon exclusive program.||3/5/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCover to Cover #463: Techniques for Managing the Details||Mike S also recommends that everyone go out and purchase digital picture frames, scan in the covers of all their books, sit it on your shelf and have it display your book covers as slideshows. - Writing Discussion: Mike M talks about the difficulties ..||2/20/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCover to Cover #462: Deconstructing the Story||Mike S points out that the real kidney punch to B&N was done by Apple a few weeks ago with their ebook textbook deals, and the guys talk about how these deals could change how teachers teach and how people learn. -||2/6/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCover to Cover #461: Building Your Audiences||Discussion: Mike S talks about the importance of developing a private audience, separate from the groups you're cultivating on Twitter, Google+, Facebook, and other social networks. - What's your favorite site for book reviews? Send them in,||1/30/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCover to Cover #460: Information Management and Story Questions||Mike S brings up some salient points about the legal tussle going on between HarperCollins and Open Road Media over the definition of "ebook" because of a new electronic version of Julie of the Wolves. - Rewrite Status update: Mike M has cracked open ..||1/16/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCover to Cover #459: How and Where to Get Started||Would you be interested in receiving PDFs of sample chapters from authors, writing prompts or assignments or items of that ilk? Let us know your thoughts on that! - Mike S lays out some steps to keep in mind when you start your 2012 writing projects,||12/26/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCover to Cover #458: Prepping and Planning A Story||Listener Questions: Tad from Mesa is one of the few who has an old edition of Mistress of Dragons and he's interested to see how the new version evolves, really enjoyed Stackpole's At the Queen's Command, and wants to know if there's an update on the T.||12/12/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCover to Cover #457: Listener Questions||The new "Cover to Cover" will be switching to an every other week schedule, mostly to give the guys and the listeners time to do the actual work required... MRM doing the writing for Mistress of the Dragon,||11/28/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCover to Cover #456: DIY EBooks (We're Not Dead Yet!)||Mike M and Mike S jump back in the saddle, chatting about what they did on their extended summer vacations: Stackpole went to a few conventions (Gencon, Origins), and published his first digital original book, Perfectly Invisible,||11/14/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCover to Cover #455: M D Lachlan||Interview: This week, Mike and Mike chat with MD Lachlan about the first book in his new series from Pyr Books, Wolfsangel. What happens when you take a werewolf story and combine it with Norse mythology and legends?||5/30/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCover to Cover #454: Bradley Beaulieu||Interview: This week, Mike and Mike chat with Brad Beaulieu about his new novel, The Winds of Khalakovo, an epic fantasy series from Night Shade Books in the same vein as George R. R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire". [Read more...]||5/16/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCover to Cover #452: Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris||Interview: This week, Mike and Mike chat with Tee Morris and Pip Ballantine about their new collaborative novel, Phoenix Rising: A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Novel, sort of a steampunk flavored adventure in the fashion of "The Avengers" or "The X.||5/3/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCover to Cover #451: Listener Feedback||It's an all voicemail episode! Hopefully everyone who's had questions or comments will have them answered here. [Read more...]||4/26/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCover to Cover #450: William F. Nolan||Interview: This week, Mike and Mike chat with legendary SF author William F. Nolan (Logan's Run) about his latest collection of novellas, Kincaid: A Paranormal Casebook. The stories are a blend of mystery and paranormal horror that are certain to enter.||4/18/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCover to Cover #449: Alex Bledsoe||Interview: This week, Mike and Mike chat with Alex Bledsoe about his new book, Dark Jenny from Tor Books. While it's the third book set in this universe featuring many of the same characters, it's not a "trilogy" by the standard sense of the word. -||4/12/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCover to Cover #448: Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson||Interview: Kevin J. Anderson and Brian Herbert join us this week in the middle of their book tour to talk about Hellhole, their most recent collaboration and the first in a trilogy set in a new original universe. -||4/5/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCover to Cover #447: Justin Gustainis||Interview: This week, Justin Gustainis joins Mike and Mike to discuss his new projects, including the recently released Those Who Fight Monsters, an occult detectives anthology he edited for EDGE SF. Justin talks about why he put together this antholog.||3/22/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCover to Cover #446: Patricia Briggs||Interview: This week, Patricia Briggs joins the guys to talk about her newest book, River Marked, the 6th and newest book in her Mercy Thompson series. In this story, she not only explores Mercy's Native American heritage,||3/15/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCover to Cover #445: Jon F. Merz||Interview: This week, our guest is Jon F. Merz, and the latest book in his Lawson Vampire series is The Kensei. Lawson is fixer in the vampire world, and his primary mission is to protect the secrecy of their existence. [Read more...]||3/7/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCover to Cover #444: Electronic Sales and More||Voicemail: Web Genii mentions a blog post that talks about measuring the numbers of book torrent downloads, and wants to know if electronic book sales currently count towards the New York Times Best Sellers Lists; she also asks what might be the sense .||2/28/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCover to Cover #443: Alan Dean Foster||Interview: This week, our guest is Alan Dean Foster, and his latest SF novel is The Human Blend, and his newest book is a memoir, Predators I Have Known (coming out as a first print digital edition). - In The Human Blend,||2/22/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCover to Cover #442: Angela James, Carina Press||Interview: This week, Angela James, Executive Editor of Carina Press, joins us to talk about the digital book marketplace, and some of the changing trends in reading habits, reading formats, and options for a wider range of authors, and more.||2/14/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCover to Cover #441: Mercedes Lackey||Interview: This week's guest is Mercedes Lackey, whose newest anthology Trio of Sorcery from Tor Books is a collection of two stories featuring her popular urban fantasy heroines, Diana Tregarde and Jennifer Talldeer,||2/8/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
if you like to be up to date on science fiction and fantasy this is your podcast. michael and summer do great interviews with the top authors of the genre and michael stackpole goes into depth about writing in general and gives great tips on how to become a better writer
Whats happening in the world of F&SF
Michael, Summer and the gang keep you up to date with what is happening in Science Fiction and Fantasy. Wonderful Interviews and commentary. Worth the time to listen.
One of the best
This is one of the few podcasts I listen to regularly, and have been doing so for literally years when they first started out. The quality is consistently high, and the format continues to evolve to keep things interesting. Mike Stackpole is a recent (relatively) joineee to the podcast and offers many insights on writing and the fantasy and scifi genres. Michael and Summer are great hosts as well, and they regularly have pretty top name authors to interview and chat with. Like other listeners, I've gotten several good book recommendations, but even more, it's just fun to listen to what's going on in the genre. If you're into scifi/fantasy, this is a must listen!