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Calling an e-publishing guide "definitive" is brazen; even Wiesner admits that "in six months, this guide will almost surely be hopelessly outdated because the industry is changing so rapidly." She has, however, produced an effusive yet solid introduction to the field. Wiesner, author of three romances published online, reveals how to evade the difficult terrain of New York agents, editors and publishers in favor of the Web (though she admits the audience and proceeds aren't what they could be--yet). The heart of the book consists of submission guidelines, sample contracts (advances are rare but royalties can be much higher than for paper) and Web links for 62 e-book publishers (including extensive interviews with 28 of them). There's also an overview of available reading devices and formats, plus interviews with 13 genre novelists who publish on the Web. Although not as resourceful in her marketing suggestions as M.J. Rose and Angela Adair-Hoy in their similar guide, The Secrets of Our Success (Forecasts, Jan. 31), Wiesner offers a thorough introduction to building and promoting an e-book Web site. Genre writers shut out by diminishing mass market lists will find this is a must-own resource. www.avidpress.com. PetalsofLife.com has announced that it will no longer publish new titles.
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"Genre writers shut out by diminishing mass market lists will find this is a must-own resource." -- Publishers Weekly
"Karen Wiesner has done the publishing world an immense favor..." -- - Dan Seidman, Editor, SPANworks --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This is an excellent resource properly subtitled as "The Definitive Guide." As a print publisher of sixteen years, I wanted to learn about electronic publishing and... Read morePublished on June 17 2003 by Bettie Corbin Tucker
"Karen Wiesner's ELECTRONIC PUBLISHING is undoubtedly the single most important resource for anyone-author, editor, publisher-with an interest in the future of publishing. Read morePublished on March 18 2003
"Wiesner's book, first published in 1999, remains one of the best sources of information and advice on getting your book published by a royalty-paying e-publisher. Read morePublished on March 18 2003
"This [book] boasts to be the "most complete reference to non-subsidy e-publishing. Read more
"Next time you should put a warning on your books: "Don't read before bed because they might just keep you awake all night READING!""Published on March 18 2003
"I recently received my copy of The Definitive Guide and am VERY impressed. All the research we should do for ourselves and for our books has already been done for us. Read morePublished on March 18 2003
"ELECTRONIC PUBLISHING The Definitive Guide...is a masterful work detailing every aspect of electronic publishing."
--Ginny McBlain, past president of EPIC and author
"This book is a must-have for anyone with any curiosity about or interest in the up-and-coming field of electronic publishing."
"WOW! I wasn't sure what to expect, but [ELECTRONIC PUBLISHING The Definitive Guide] has so much information in it, I couldn't believe it. Read morePublished on March 18 2003