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Old 04-18-2012, 07:00 AM   #1
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OR Books - print-on-demand device agnostic

Just ran across this new publisher who seems to have some good direction for the publishing business:

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Alternative Publishing

OR Books is a new type of publishing company. It embraces progressive change in politics, culture and the way we do business.

Our list is highly selective: we publish just one or two books a month, combining established authors with new discoveries.

Our editorial standards are fastidious; our design clear and elegant.

We employ exciting promotion with highly creative use of video and the Internet.

To avoid the waste of unsold stock and returns, we produce our books only when they are wanted, either through print-on-demand or as platform-agnostic e-books.

This system allows a rapid publishing turnaround so relevant books can intervene quickly in issues of the day.

Most importantly, we sell direct to you, the customer, shipping promptly when a book is released and/or your order is received.

Our approach jettisons the inefficiencies of conventional publishing to better serve readers, writers and the environment.

It points to a new future for book publishing
http://www.orbooks.com/


(I'm sure there are others that are similar)
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Old 04-18-2012, 08:35 AM   #2
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It is an interesting site. On reflection, I think they are in most need of a marketing specialist.

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Platform-agnostic! Sure, it is technically correct but are they considering their target audience with that term? Maybe they are, judging from their catalog. Still, I think 'device-independent' would have been a better choice of words.

Their catalog isn't crap. A wee bit liberal for my political taste but there are some interesting apolitical titles there.

The cover art they produce is pretty good.

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Their ebooks are are DRM free, and when one buys an ebook one gets a zip file containing ePub, mobi, prc, and pdf versions. The formatting of their ebooks is usually excellent. One can buy titles as print book, ebook, or ebook+print book packages.

And their customer service is fast, personal, and effective.

All in all I'm very pleased with them - even if they are just a trifle too conservative for my taste.
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All in all I'm very pleased with them - even if they are just a trifle too conservative for my taste.
They must be located in Hawaii.

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They must be located in Hawaii.

Huh?
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Huh?
Lister: A wee bit liberal for my political taste but there are some interesting apolitical titles there.

Alex: All in all I'm very pleased with them - even if they are just a trifle too conservative for my taste.

Do try to keep up.
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Lister: A wee bit liberal for my political taste but there are some interesting apolitical titles there.

Alex: All in all I'm very pleased with them - even if they are just a trifle too conservative for my taste.

Do try to keep up.
But they do appear to labour mightily to produce the product...
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Sorry, guess I'm dense, I still don't get what hawaii's got to do with the price of eggs in china...
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They must be located in Hawaii.

I'm sorry, I haven't the slightest idea what your point might be.
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At least I'm not the only one confused.
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heavy sigh. It was a geopolitical illustrated pun whose elements are the geographical locales (west/east) and political viewpoints (left/right) of two respondents.

I can't believe you didn't get that. Falls rather flat having to explain it.
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heavy sigh. It was a geopolitical illustrated pun whose elements are the geographical locales (west/east) and political viewpoints (left/right) of two respondents.

I can't believe you didn't get that. Falls rather flat having to explain it.
Apparently it WAS rather flat.

Thanks for trying though.
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Apparently it WAS rather flat.

Thanks for trying though.
Rob must be a Flat Earther!
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