Archive for the ‘E-Publishing’ Category
Agent extraordinaire and author, Deirdre Knight who is published both in New York (print) and with Samhain (e-publishing) has written a fantastic response to RWAs latest position in regards to e-publishing on the ESPAN blog today.
Please spread the word and let people know about her terrific post.
It’s past time that RWA caught up with what’s happening in publishing.
Oh and if you’re wondering what ESPAN is, it’s the The Electronic and Small Press Authors Network (ESPAN) special interest chapter of RWA. Find out more about ESPAN.
Samhain is open to submissions.
In the most recent issue of the RWA’s Pro newsletter (Prospects) it was reported that Samhain is closed to submissions. We’re unsure where the erroneous information came from, but we are not closed to submissions and have no plans to be. We continue to accept submissions in all genres of romance, as well as science fiction/fantasy/urban fantasy all with romantic elements. Submissions guidelines can be found http://samhainpublishing.com/submissions. All questions and submissions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope you’ll help us out by posting this correction on your local and specialty chapter loops.
Angela James, Executive Editor
**permission to forward granted**
March 8th through 14th is “Read an E-Book Week“.
What is an E-Book? – Simply put an E-book is an electronic book. E-Books are immediately downloaded to your phone, computer, mobile device or e-reader. E-Books offer convenience of size and portability, you can store your own personal library of E-Books on your PC, Laptop or hand held device.
Please note that even though E-Books are portable they are not transferrable. They should not be sold, shared or given away (with the exception of free reads offered by authors and publishers). Illegally downloading of an E-Book from a torrent site is copyright infringement.
“Read an E-Book Week” -
History – Read an E-Book Week was first registered with Chase’s Calendar of Events in 2004. Chase’s is a day by day directory of special days, weeks and months used by event planners or anyone looking for a reason to celebrate. By having the week officially recognized, e-book authors and publishers acquired a certain extra “legitimacy” during that week to promote the new technology of e-books. The public and media were initially wary of e-books and many doors were closed to promotion. With the week officially recognized by Chase’s, authors reported they now had access to television morning chat shows and were allowed to set up library displays during the week-long event.
Purpose - Read an E-Book Week is a not-for-profit week set aside to inform the public about the pleasures and advantages of reading electronically. Authors, publishers, vendors, the media and readers world-wide are welcome to join in the effort. We encourage you to promote electronic reading with any event. These could include: public readings, library displays, reading challenges, school visits, newspaper and blog articles, chat show appearances, internet radio interviews, e-book give-ways, and banners on your website. [Source]
Resources to learn more about e-books:
Angela James has a series of articles up about epublishing.
Beyond the Veil Post with info and links about e-books
Project Gutenberg - Project Gutenberg is the first and largest single collection of free electronic books, or eBooks