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KMTolan
12-03-2009, 10:13 PM
There is a severe demarcation between e-books and self publishing. Back in the bad old days when Publish America actually was mistaken for a publisher, I could see lumping these two subjects into one forum.


Kerry

CaoPaux
12-03-2009, 10:24 PM
Noted and understood. This section's still in flux.

veinglory
12-03-2009, 10:27 PM
I think it would be good to separate them.

Medievalist
12-03-2009, 10:44 PM
I can see a sub-sub-forum.

Publishing
Ask the Agent
Ask the Editor
Self-Publishing
E-Publishing
Book Promotion Ideas and Advice

Would that work? Would there be enough traffic?

MacAllister
12-03-2009, 10:44 PM
Let me think about it a bit. It was absolutely never intended as any kind of slap, backhanded or otherwise -- it was more a matter of overlapping interests, and a Venn diagram of likely posters and whether two different rooms would actually get traffic.

ResearchGuy
12-03-2009, 10:59 PM
There is a severe demarcation between e-books and self publishing. . .
Complicating matters, e-books can be self-published or subsidy-published or commercially published. sometimes in conjunction with printed editions (maybe POD and maybe offset) and sometimes not.

--Ken

KMTolan
12-03-2009, 11:01 PM
It was absolutely never intended as any kind of slap, backhanded or otherwise

Yeah, that was a bit too editorial (grin), and easily corrected.

I like what Medievalist came up with.

Kerry

MacAllister
12-03-2009, 11:06 PM
No worries, Kerry - I didn't take it amiss, at all. E-published authors have had to fight pretty damned hard for any traction at all with the RWA, just for one example. I can see how it would be both frustrating and discouraging to think there was an implied default connection between e-pubbing and self-pubbing here, as well.

KMTolan
12-03-2009, 11:45 PM
E-published authors have had to fight pretty damned hard for any traction at all with the RWA, for example.

Heh - the same with the SFWA. I'm currently in a spirited (but civil) debate with one of their officers on another forum.

Kerry

MacAllister
12-03-2009, 11:51 PM
There - howzit look?

Sheryl Nantus
12-04-2009, 12:08 AM
Looking good to me!

:D

KMTolan
12-04-2009, 12:19 AM
There - howzit look?

Beauty!

I have found a home.

Kerry

CaoPaux
12-04-2009, 12:35 AM
:Thumbs:

Gimme a bit, and I'll start shuffling threads around. (Assuming no one beats me to it.)

MacAllister
12-04-2009, 12:36 AM
I had a solid five minutes of style-guide panic, btw, trying to figure out how we wanted to write "E-Publishing" Hyphen, or no hyphen, capital letters....

sheadakota
12-04-2009, 12:36 AM
aww feels comfy- do I have to wear shoes?