How to Get Your E-Book Published: An Insider's Guide to the World of Electronic Publishing

How to Get Your E-Book Published: An Insider's Guide to the World of Electronic Publishing

by Richard Curtis, William Thomas, William Thomas Quick
     
 

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Electronic book publishing offers opportunities that fascinate -- and bewilder -- many writers. How to Get Your E-Book Published is an insider's authoritative, comprehensive guide to this brand-new opportunity for you as a writer. Richard Curtis, agent, author, e-rights guru and e-publisher, and author William Thomas Quick detail how the industry works, where it's… See more details below

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Electronic book publishing offers opportunities that fascinate -- and bewilder -- many writers. How to Get Your E-Book Published is an insider's authoritative, comprehensive guide to this brand-new opportunity for you as a writer. Richard Curtis, agent, author, e-rights guru and e-publisher, and author William Thomas Quick detail how the industry works, where it's headed and how you can be a part of it. As an additional benefit, an invaluable directory of e-resources, referencing e-publishers, online bookstores, e-book software, HTML text editors, and writing Web sites is included. It's all the information you need to conquer the world of e-publishing!

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The Internet and the World Wide Web gave birth to digital publishing as we know it today an industry still in its "drooling infancy," according to Curtis and Quick. In a witty, chummy sometimes corny style, Curtis, a literary agent turned online publisher, and Quick, a self-described computer geek and science fiction author, deliver an impressively thorough and up-to-date operations manual for writers who want to navigate the world of electronic publishing. Writers who shrink from anything remotely technological will be pleased to find that they can follow a discussion of the ins and outs of the various HTML editors, for example, distilled into clear, relevant and practical explanations. But the best feature of this book is that it explores thoroughly issues that are larger than the dauntingly large technological ones. Curtis and Quick expound upon the developing area of digital rights management that writers who e-publish will have to contend with. How do authors protect their copyright when the ability to make an infinite number of copies or, worse, to change the original composition is only a mouse-click away? Much about digital publishing is yet to be resolved, but Curtis and Quick present an articulate, reasoned contribution to the revolution. Writer's Digest Book Club main selection. (Feb.) Forecast: The book's gung-ho tone may seem misplaced in light of the folding of iPublish and other major e-publishers. But the tactic of going with smaller e-houses or self-publishing, both covered here, will appeal to many aspiring authors. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9781582970950
Publisher:
Writer's Digest Books
Publication date:
01/28/2001
Pages:
278
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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