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Old 11-19-2008, 04:20 PM   #1
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Book View Cafe was launched this week by 21 published authors:
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Book View Cafe is a new approach to publishing made possible by the Internet. While most of the fiction on the site is free, authors will also be offering expanded work, additional content, print versions, or subscriptions for a fee. Our authors are all professionals with publishing credits in the print world. The Internet is giving us an opportunity to make their out-of-print, experimental, or otherwise unavailable work to you. We love feedback on how we are doing.
Downloading for your own use is allowed, but not apparently reposting in other ebook formats.

I came across this from the thread Tons of free SF stories, which linked to Free SF Reader which in turn featured the Book View Cafe short story The Natural History & Extinction of the People of the Sea by Vonda N. McIntyre Illustrated by Ursula K. Le Guin.
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Old 11-19-2008, 04:31 PM   #2
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Old 11-19-2008, 04:44 PM   #3
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Old 11-20-2008, 01:05 AM   #4
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Oh--Thank you for posting about BVC. I've been trying to grab a moment to catch my breath and come by and tell folks about the project.

It's up and running as of Sunday and we're still polishing off the rough edges.

I know that having work in other formats and for mobile devices is important and it's in the plans.

In the meantime I put Moon & Sun up in several formats at my website, www.vondanmcintyre.com

I'd be glad of feedback -- this is a new endeavor for me -- and of suggestions for other formats. At the moment I'm on so many learning curves that I feel a bit like an orangutan with my hands and feet each on a different tree.

I haven't tackled "Natural History" in other formats because of all the illustrations, but it is on the to-do list.

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Book View Cafe was launched this week by 21 published authors:

Downloading for your own use is allowed, but not apparently reposting in other ebook formats.

I came across this from the thread Tons of free SF stories, which linked to Free SF Reader which in turn featured the Book View Cafe short story The Natural History & Extinction of the People of the Sea by Vonda N. McIntyre Illustrated by Ursula K. Le Guin.
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Old 11-23-2008, 04:21 AM   #5
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It's a very nice site. Some good writers on board there. I hope in time they'll start offering the work in additional formats, as well.
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Old 11-28-2008, 01:38 AM   #6
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Hi Jeff,

Thanks for the kind words. I hope so too, about the other formats.
(I have other formats for most of my work, but they live on my website,
www.vondanmcintyre.com

We're still catching our breath and polishing off the rough edges
of the website, so I hope folks will stay tuned.

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Old 12-01-2008, 11:37 PM   #7
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In the meantime I put Moon & Sun up in several formats at my website, www.vondanmcintyre.com
Why not ask for help? We had a good effort working on Jeffery's eBooks from people here on Mobileread.

I can take a look at it and see if it would be easy enough to do in LRF.
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Old 12-02-2008, 12:25 AM   #8
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I can attest that these guys are good, Vonda. Jon does careful Sony conversions, and others did eReader, LIT, and EPUB conversions for me.
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Old 12-02-2008, 12:26 AM   #9
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I think you have to send a check to the PGA now.

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Old 12-02-2008, 12:39 AM   #10
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"These guys are good" is/was an advertising slogan for the PGA. (PGA donates millions to various charities throughout the year.)

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Old 12-02-2008, 03:47 AM   #12
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Old 12-02-2008, 02:56 PM   #14
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Oh well, at least you were flying.

Aren't you glad we're helping your topic, Vonda?
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Old 12-05-2008, 05:33 AM   #15
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Hi Jeff,

Yes, and I appreciate it, too. I'd've been back sooner only the forum notification didn't come till today.

What formats do folks want? I have room for some others on my website. I have the Epub converter as well as the Mobipocket one. But I've been spending most of my time making the texts at BVC presentable.

I'm testing the hypothesis that making a book available in electronic format helps the sales of the print edition. Since pretty much all the mint copies of Moon & Sun that remain (not defaced with remainder marks) are in my hands, I'm in a pretty good position to test it.

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