Re: Author frustration.

From: Ryuji Suzuki ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 01/15/05-02:03:17 PM Z
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From: Eric Neilsen <>
Subject: RE: Author frustration.
Date: Sat, 15 Jan 2005 09:49:26 -0600

> And here we see where publishing is going - Photo Blogs! At a very
> low level, I see the forums on the net as blogs and good quality web
> sites as a step up. There is nothing stopping any one from
> publishing their articles on their own site. It can be in PDF form
> or whatever.

I agree this is a viable (and commonly used) option.

> Then submit it to the mags for future review or paper publishing.

I don't know about publishers that take forever to return a phone
call, or make a phone call to a manufacturer for fact checking, but as
far as I know "usual" publishers explicitly want the article be
unpublished. That's the problem.

Another option is to use an on-demand printing service. You send them
a PDF file of the book, and advertise the storefront link. People go
and order a copy with credit card number. They print a copy and
ship. You get several per cents of that money. While it's not a lot of
money, you don't have to feel like giving it away for free, and you
don't have to pay for thousands of copies upfront.

Ryuji Suzuki
"People seldom do what they believe in.  They do what is convenient,
then repent." (Bob Dylan, Brownsville Girl, 1986)
Received on Sat Jan 15 14:03:28 2005

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