Tor.com has declared December H.P. Lovecraft Month–focusing on tentacles and intergalactic horror instead of tinsel and holiday cheer. Today’s guest on the Morning Media Menu was Pablo Defendini, a producer at the science fiction and fantasy site.
We discussed Lovecraft’s horror legacy, giving readers a few new books to read over the holidays. In addition we talked about publishers delaying eBook releases, building online community, and how Tor.com built a “publisher agnostic” bookstore online. Click here to listen.
Defendini had some strong feeling about eBook delays: “The first think of when I think of windowing release dates is walking down Canal Street here in New York on a movie’s release date in the theater and finding the DVD on the street. Day-and-date is what people want. If big media producers don’t give it to them, they’ll find it somewhere else.”
He concluded: “As a very avid eBook consumer myself–as I sit here, I’ve got a Kindle 2, a Sony Reader, an a Nook on my desk. I spent about five hours yesterday playing with the Nook. If I go to Barnes & Noble or Amazon to look for a book someone recommended and the book is not available–odds are … I’m going to move on and I’m not going to remember four months from now.”