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Publish an e-Book

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Scholars may choose to publish their books electronically using non-traditional methods (see Publish a (printed) Book Activity for a traditional method). These non-traditional methods may include

uploading digital files and creating single listings with multiple ways to sell: via eBooks, hard cover, soft cover and wire-o book formats.

e-Books may be sold anywhere on the web. Many sites will split author royalties for helping them e-publish their book. Book content may also be used in "mashing-up" other content. Some sites publish e-book content openly using creative methods of attribution and delivery.

e-Books may also be shared via email, quick-posts to social and bookmarking sites, and easy html direct links.

e-Books may be printed in various formats amenable to the interested purchaser:

  • Hardback with dust jacket
  • Textbook Laminated Cover Hardback
  • Perfect bound (paperback)
  • Wire-O
  • PDF ebooks digital viewing or print enabled

    Scholars' Stories (scenarios)

  • A scholar has spent years compiling a bibliographical listing of secondary literature on an artist and his works. This bibliographical listing could be published, traditionally, as a hard-copy reference work. In this case, however, the scholar wishes to share his work openly with the broader community of individuals interested in this particular artist's work and the secondary literature associated with it. The scholar chooses to e-publish the bibliography and make it openly accessible. Attribution is given to the scholar, but others also have the ability to update the bibliographical listing, note omissions, correct typographical errors, suggest changes, etc.

    Tools (examples)

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    Tool name

    What it does

    Relevant links

    provides on-line social commerce and publishing capability


    open source content repository

    oXygen for the Mac

    xml editor

    Text Encoding Initiative

    chief deliverable is a set of Guidelines which specify encoding methods for machine-readable texts, chiefly in the humanities, social sciences and linguistics

    Related Collections/Content (examples)

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    Collection/content name

    Collection/content description

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    Standard name / body

    What it governs/regulates/standardizes - What it's for

    Relevant links

    Creative Commons

    Creative Commons licenses provide a flexible range of protections and freedoms for authors, artists, and educators.

    Text Encoding Initiative

    a consortium which collectively develops and maintains a standard for the representation of texts in digital form







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