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Electronic Publishing: The Definitive Guide, 2003 Ed. [Paperback]

Karen S. Wiesner , Marilynn Byerly , T. A. Stone
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February 2003 0759937621 978-0759937628
*Fully updated, revised and jam-packed with even more information! Features: ¨165 royalty-paying e-publishers included ¨Non-subsidy vs. subsidy essay ¨E-what?, including brief history of books timeline ¨New! History of e-publishing ¨Why sell your book to an e-publisher, advantages and disadvantages ¨Exhaustive technology and exploration of the medium ¨Libraries and e-books ¨22 common myths of e-publishing (and the facts) ¨How to choose a quality publisher ¨At-a-glance e-publisher matrix (96 e-publishers included) ¨E-publishing groups ¨Updated statistics on the medium ¨Updated annually

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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guide "definitive" is brazen; even Wiesner admits that "in six months, this guide will almost surely be hopelessly outdated because the industry is changing so rapidly."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.
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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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.

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5.0 out of 5 stars From Print Publishing to Electronic Publishing June 17 2003
Format:Paperback
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 spent hours on the Internet wading through the various, and often conflicting, information. I purchased a copy of "Weave Your Web" by Karen Wiesner and after reading it decided that I had to have her book on Electronic Publishing. Everything you could possibly want to know is covered in this book. I especially like the way she details the 22 common myths of e-publishing and gives her opinion on the advantages and disadvantages of publishing in this manner. Once I read this book, I no longer felt like a novice and am slowly converting some of my print titles into e-books. If you purchase this book, you will save much time and frustration. Although we have different viewpoints on subsidy publishing and the role it plays with all publishing firms, if I could, I would give this book a rating of ten.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Single most important resource for e-publishing March 18 2003
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"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. I can't recommend it enough."
--Brian A. Hopkins, Bram Stoker Award-winning Author
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"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."
--eBookNet Undiscovered Gem
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5.0 out of 5 stars Landmark reference March 18 2003
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"If you want to be published by an e-publisher, or are wondering if maybe the "e-" route is the way to go, this book is for you. In this updated version of her landmark reference text, Ms. Wiesner outlines everything an author needs to know about the e-publishing industry in her first section, starting with the differences between vanity, subsidy, and traditional publishers, then discussing the technology used for ebooks, advantages and disadvantages to e-publishing, and common misconceptions about e-publishing along with the facts to set people straight. The major bulk of the book, however, is an alphabetical listing of all non-subsidy, royalty-paying e-publishers, along with interviews from the editors and publishers about what types of books they want to buy. There is also a section at the end of the book about how to use the Internet to promote your book after you've sold it. If you read the book on a computer with an active web browser, it contains hotlinks to all of the publishers, organizations, and resources listed in the text. Using the power of HTML links in this way is a good thing."
--Science Fiction Romance Newsletter
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5.0 out of 5 stars Recommended Resource March 18 2003
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"This [book] boasts to be the "most complete reference to non-subsidy e-publishing." I couldn't tell you if that's accurate or not, but I can say [it] contains a huge amount of information regarding electronic publishing today. From publishers to promotional websites to general information regarding the publishing world, this definitive guide is chock-full of info. A recommended resource for anyone interested in e-pubbing."
--Mary Dunne, BRIDGES Magazine
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5.0 out of 5 stars Up all night reading March 18 2003
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"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!""
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5.0 out of 5 stars All the research has been done for us March 18 2003
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Format:Paperback
"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. After reading the Bonus! Promo chapter, I'm excited about my sales all over again. I can't wait to get started."
--Cassandre L. Slay, author
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5.0 out of 5 stars Masterful work March 18 2003
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"ELECTRONIC PUBLISHING The Definitive Guide...is a masterful work detailing every aspect of electronic publishing."
--Ginny McBlain, past president of EPIC and author
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