October 15, 2008

E-Publishing

I was just going to add a comment to the previous post, but decided I had far too much to say about e-publishing.

E-publishing, e-books and e-publishers have been around for a long, long time--long before Kindle and Amazon. The first e-publisher appeared on the scene over ten years ago. I was published by a company called Renlow. Book that were purchased had to be read on the computer screen--not so wonderful.

The first e-reader was the Rocket and it was great. It was the size of a regular book page, back lit, turned off automatically if you didn't turn the pages (like when you fell asleep reading.) Unfortunately, the company sold out to another company who didn't continue with it. Today there is the Sony e-reader, you can read books on your iPhone and any number of other hand-held gadgets.

Thousands of people have embraced e-books. Besides Amazon, there are many, many places to buy e-books, the best known being http://www.fictionwise.com

All of my books are in e-book format as well as trade paperbacks.

E-publishers are far more flexible than New York publishers. They are more willing to look at unusual books, cross-genre, shorter or longer books.

If you go to http://www.epicauthors.com you can find a list of e-publishers and from there go to their websites to read their criteria.

E-books have been around a long time and are gaining popularity. I'm proud to be e-published!

Marilyn

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2 Comments:

At October 18, 2008 at 9:36 PM , Blogger June Rodriguez said...

Thank you for the e-publishing history run down. It has had it's ups and downs. I hope more of them don't disappear in the latest economy down turn.

 
At October 21, 2008 at 12:48 PM , Blogger Marilyn said...

Publishers come and go all the time.

I've had two publishers die--one quit, I've left some who were crooks and you couldn't pry a royalty out of them.

I love the publishers I have now, one and e-publisher and one not.

 

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