E-Books Presentation

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Metaphor
Why Self-Publish?
0 Work doesn’t fit journals or traditional book
publishers
0 Work has been rejected by journals or book
publishers
0 Student projects
0 Value in openness
E-Books in General
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8.32% of the market in 2010, up from 3.20% in 2009.
40M in 2010, $80.3M in 2011
1 million Kindles sold in every week of Dec. 2011
Likely to grow with increase in tablets, smartphones and
dedicated e-reading devices
http://productivewriters.com/2011/02/16/book-e-book-sales-data-united-states-2010/
http://www.mediabistro.com/ebooknewser/us-ebook-sales-doubled-in-september_b18289
http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=176060&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=1642935&highlight=
E-books in Education
0 Textbook-wise students tend to prefer print
0 Reader limitations; annotation and note-taking
0 May change over time
0 Be careful about “flash”
Strategies for Using E-books
0 Select for one-time reads
0 Texts in which detailed note-taking isn’t as important
0 Things normally included in “readers”
Formats
0 EPUB
0 AZW
0 PDF
0 MOBI
Epub
0 Most widely used format…except Kindle
0 Calibre (http://calibre-ebook.com/)
0 ePubBud.com
0 2epub.com
AZW
0 Used by Amazon and really only Amazon
0 Calibre
0 E-mail the file to Amazon if you have an account
0 MobiPocket Creator (http://www.mobipocket.com)
MOBI
0 Similar to AZW, but more open
0 MobiPocket Creator (http://www.mobipocket.com)
PDF
0 Scholar most familiar with
0 Mixed story as e-book
0 Pretty good on LCD
0 Bad on e-ink
Publishing to Amazon
0 Set up a Kindle Direct Publishing account
0 Free with 30% royalties taken by Amazon
0 Pricing up to you, but with certain limitations
Publishing with B&N
0 Pubit! Service (pubit.barnesandnoble.com)
0 Free to publish
0 Royalties
0 Books $2.99 - $9.99, 35% goes to B&N
0 Books below $2.98 or above $10.00, 40% goes to B&N
Apple
0 Big push on textbooks at Jan. 19 event
0 Introduced iBooks 2 and iBook Author
iBook Author
0 Easy to use interface
0 Available for free
0 Publishes as special EPUB
0 Limitations
0 Only available on Mac
0 Large amount of space
0 Terms of Service allow only for iBooks distribution
0 Approval process
iBooks 2
0 Can’t submit into rival book stores, but can give away
for free
0 Must be read on iOS device
http://www.macnews.com/2010/08/10/gregs-bite-how-publish-apple-ibook
In other words
0 A complicated picture
Google Books
0 eBookstore
0 Mostly tablets or smartphones
0 Need to become “Google Partner”
0 A little bit of work, but not as much as iBooks
Smashwords.com
0 Mostly for fiction
Many more…
Transition
Getting the word out
0 How do you let people know?
Selected Works @ UVU
0 Scholars’ Open Archive
0 http://www.uvu.edu/library/openarchive.html
Wordpress
0 Simple
0 Easy Customizable
0 Don’t have to blog about breakfast
Digress.it
DIY
LinkedIn
Google Scholar Citations
0 http://scholar.google.com/citations
Mendeley
My Story
Questions?
0 Thank you for coming!

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