Electronic Publishing: The Definitive Guide, 2003 Ed. Paperback – Feb 2003
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From Publishers Weekly
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guide "definitive" is brazen; even Wiesner admits that "in six months, this guide will almost surely be hopelessly outdated because the industry is changing so rapidly."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.
Top Customer Reviews
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publishing is not only definitive, it's the only guide you should look to concerning the e-publishing industry. Wiesner provides in-depth exploration of the industry as well as interviews and hot links so readers can embark on further study. In her revised version of the book, Wiesner outlines the four major divisions of publishers, as well as a frank discussion of subsidy vs. non-subsidy publishers. For those new to the whole world of publishing, and for those who are somewhat familiar, but who need more specifics about the divisions, Wiesner lists what authors can expect for free or a fee from each of these options and provides an assessment of how the author may or may not benefit from each. In the first chapter, Wiesner tackles the current state of the publishing industry with sobering frankness. For those of us who have been writing for a while, we have heard the titterings of the shrinking mid-list for authors and the absence of publicity pushing for authors who are less than big-name literary cash cows. In stark terms that pull no punches, she successfully argues why the time for e-publishing has come. Next, Wiesner introduces readers to the beginnings of e-publishing and then launches into a convincing list of advantages vs. disadvantages of e-publishing. Her points are intelligently made and she demonstrates how e-publishing has been birthed from an atmosphere of writer and reader distrust and blossomed into one where nearly every legitimate writer's conference offers workshops on e-publishing because the medium is building up an incredible amount of momentum.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
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