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Thursday, September 25, 2003

I wouldn't necessarily say the following entry is a complete change in what this blog is all about, but it does reveal some of my current thinking about how to distribute information. This may be one.

I have been investigating the concept and application of ebook technologies for the publication and distribution of poetry. I am thinking of an electronic version of chapbooks. It appears as though it would be relatively easy to create an ebook that had links to collections available for download at a site that could be maintained and kept up-to-date. This concept is amenable to a group–sort of a every present anthology. The ebook could also be printed as need for extended distribution. One of the more useful sites ebookmall.com provides a excellent demonstration of the process from prepublication through distribution and sale.

Most of the example books appear to be those that have been previously published by the traditional method however. I chose a book from the poetry section for examination: Country Sentiment By: Robert Graves for $7.95. The only thing close I can find with Amazon is a library binding for $98. (???), and B&N has used paper copies for $40-60. I have not purchased it yet but you can read some strategy here: Pick something out of print with a high price tag and offer an electronic version. Not a bad idea. It may be a seed of promise for lower volume publications and people who read and love them or is it write them?


Thursday, September 18, 2003

Standby for the fall launch on the equinox.