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"E-books are here and here to stay. Later than a lot of people, I for the first time downloaded e-books and it?s miraculous for travel and for children in particular. I feel great about taking Harry into this new medium." ~ J. K. Rowling, 2011 writing: different genres/content/length, e.g., republished blogs; essays, "spam" (duplicate); expectations (media), reader interaction
(self-) publishing: faster process; role of publishers, agents, editors
selling: lower cost; royalties; excerpts vs. browsing; copyright; piracy Questions
see earlier Features caveats amount of your effort; easier than a few years ago
DIY or use an aggregator
amount of your $ to invest
which source editor, e.g., Word, Scrivener, Pages, etc.: ease of editing, conversion, final layout control cost for software, conversion, other services (editing,...)
price of your eBook, discounts, Amazon Select, give-aways?
intellectual property rights
quality, control of layout, design file formats and eReaders
POD (print on demand) instead of paper inventory?
buy an ISBN?
marketing, publicity: DIY, word-of-mouth, blogs, book clubs, ...
book as "product": monitor sales, revise title/cover?
vellamunn.com (she spoke to class on 11/5/2012)
novelists, inc.; see: Guide to the New World of Publishing, The Future of Publishing
Book traversal links for E-books: Authors