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Welcome to the first edition of the e-publishing quarterly from Artmedia for 2003. This newsletter now reaches over 8,000 writers, publishers, bookshops, libraries and media-smiths in Australia, New Zealand, America, Canada and worldwide.
We have been reassessing this publication over the past couple of months, and have decided to put the newsletter out quarterly from now on. We have taken this decision because although the
eBook industry is now up and running, the support of advertisers and consumers is still to catch up.
This is also true of advertising in this newsletter, for where as our
physical theatre newsletter is generating advertising revenue each month, the benefit to Artmedia of putting out this publication is
largely in promotion of the artmedia site, and of my novels.
In this light, I offer copies of 'Believers in Love' as a giveaway to launch the new format and promote the book. Get a free copy of
the eBook for the MS Reader, simply by sending an email with 'Believers in Love' in the subject line to the address in the feature below. I am also starting to confirm Readings and Festivals in
America and also I give an update on these in the Feature section.
Our eBook Report has been broadened in scope with this issue and become an ePublishing Report, and in this report I look at the
links between web-sites, search engines, and newsletters, with reference to recent artmedia experience.
We also have a more globally oriented Networking section in this issue, focused around the theme of conferences, with information
on the Interactive Techniques Conference in Melbourne, and calls for papers from Hypertext 2003 in Nottingham, and the Internet
Research Conference in Toronto.
We aim to provide an avenue of communication for the growing electronic publishing community worldwide, so please send us information for inclusion in this newsletter. Details of our web-site and newsletter advertising deals are also at the bottom of this page. Please also forward this to somebody else who may be interested.
=================================================== Feature: Believers in Love - US tour dates - free eBook promotion ===================================================
"Profound observations of life, art and love... Believers in Love is a powerfully creative work, with prose that sings like poetry. Beautifully told and evocatively rendered, this novel comes very highly recommended." wordweaving.com
Alan Clay's third novel, 'Believers in Love', is now available on order through bookshops and on-line stores worldwide. Order
the paperback, or download the eBook.
To get a free promotional eBook of 'Believers in Love' in the
Microsoft Reader format, simply send an email with 'Believers in Love' in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org and
we will email the file to you as an attachment, on the simple condition that if you like it, you buy the paperback or you tell a
friend to buy it.
US Tour dates confirmed so far:
Georgia Writers Spring Festival, Atlanta, May 17 New York readings, House of Tribes, early June Putnam Storytelling Festival, New York, September 20 Seattle Public Library Reading, Oregon, October 9 Rhythm & Muse, Berkeley Art Center, California, October 25
There will also be readings in San Francisco in October, and Canadian readings in Ottawa in September. Check for updates on
the Artmedia site as these are confirmed, and to suggest a reading, e-mail email@example.com
Over the two years that this report has been produced the eBook has gone from a phenomenon to a reality, and the issues involved have moved from file formats to wider issues of distribution and piracy, and the lag between software and hardware.
However with this issue I am going to broaden the view to look at the growth of our newsletters and the link between newsletters,
search engines, and our site traffic. This topic has arisen because the incidence of people typing Artmedia into search engines has
now surpassed all other key words for web surfers who have visited the site from search engines.
We attribute this to the word of mouth from our newsletters, building a larger audience for the site, because to type artmedia
into an engine, a web-surfer must already have heard of the site. Our newsletters are therefore one of our most valuable tools in
promoting the site, and in the months where don't put one out, the traffic to the site is always down.
Without search-engine friendly pages however, we would not get the benefit of a lot of this word of mouth traffic, because the site has to come up in the top few choices to catch the average surfer.
After 3 years of building more than 1,000 links with like-minded sites, and developing search-engine-friendly pages, the Artmedia
pages are now consistently placed at the top by the engines.
However the key to online success through all this, is community,
bringing a community together through communication. Our physical theatre newsletter is a good example, having successfully
given a voice to niche community, which is spread throughout the world and yet has a strong sense of identity, and so is perfect for
this new media.
"Call for Participation - Graphite 2003, International Conference
on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques in Australasia and South East Asia, 11-14 February 2003, Melbourne, Australia.
This is a unique opportunity for researchers, technologists, artists,
industry professionals, educators and students to experience a state of the art showcase of technical and artistic work from this
region and from around the world. This years conference will include a wide selection presentations and panels, art gallery,
electronic theatre screening, and social events. Featured tutorials: * Performance OpenGL: Platform Independent Techniques * Implicit Modeling * Augmented Reality Interfaces * An introduction to colour in computer graphics * Seeing in 3D * Next-generation virtual worlds with VRML, X3D and MPEG4 * RenderMan for Artists and Designers To register, and for further information, please visit our web-site. We hope to see you there!" Find a link to Graphite 2003 under
Festivals and Conferences at
"Hypertext 2003 - Nottingham - August 26-30, 2003 Call for Papers. Hypertext 2003 welcomes discussions from
designers and users of hypermedia applications and works in academia, business, entertainment, and industry. Here attendees
can discuss all aspects of hypermedia, ranging from navigational aids, time, and infrastructures to digital libraries, interactive
literature, virtual and augmented reality environments, gaming, human-computer interaction, software engineering, computer- supported collaborative work, and, of course, the World Wide
Web. Submission categories: full papers, short papers, posters, workshops, tutorials, doctoral consortium and demonstrations.
Submission deadlines: First round ( full papers, workshop and tutorial proposals ) - February 15th, 2003 - Second round
(short papers, poster abstracts and doctoral consortium papers) - May 30th, 2003 " Find a link to Hypertext 2003 under
Conferences and Festivals at
"Call for Papers - International and Interdisciplinary Conference
of the Association of Internet Researchers in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, October 16-19, orgainized by the University of Toronto.
The Association of Internet Researchers invites paper, presentation, and panel proposals on topics that address social, cultural, political, economic, and aesthetic aspects of the Internet. We especially seek panel proposals that establish connections across disciplines, institutions, and/or continents. We also encourage creative presentations that will make use of Internet technologies and artistic techniques. Papers, presentations and panels will be selected from the submitted abstracts on the basis
of peer review. Detailed information about format of submission and review is available at the conference website. All proposals
must be submitted electronically on our web-site. Final date for proposal submission: March 1, 2003. Author notification: April 1. Presenter's Registration to the conference: September 1, 2003." Find a link to the Internet Researchers Conference 2003 under
Conferences and Festivals at
$30 a month. This is our bargain website creation and hosting service for artists or groups in literary or performing arts. For this we host your site at artmedia.com.au, up-date it, and maintain your traffic through search engine submission and links.
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Special Promotional Packages
From our experience the best promotion is to remind the market with newsletter advertising whilst maintaining a good on line presence with a site which is updated and responsive to the market, so searchers can easily find your product. So we also offer combined site and newsletter promotion deals:
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Buy one $50 advertisement ( 2 paragraphs ) in either newsletter, and get one free, if you also take a page on the artmedia site for six months. We'll also throw in the page creation at no charge, so you get one page for 6 months + 2 advertisements at Aus$230 ( normal cost $340 ).
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At Artmedia we publish web-sites promoting e-books, and actively
promote them to search engines and through our monthly e-publishing newsletter. Click
through to Dance Sisters to see a sample e-book
site - with a preview chapter, reviews, author biography, and links to sites where
the novel may be purchased - and then click on the
Services button for our e-publishing deal.
In Alan Clay's new novel, Believers
in Love, a father and daughter team of sand-sculptors embark on a crazy
adventure which takes them from Sydney's Bondi Beach, to a magic mountain in New Zealand,
in which they explore the transient nature of art and life, and discover that
dreams are real.
Believers in Love now from
bookshops worldwide, or from online stores like
Dance Sisters is also available as an eBook in a format
which is packaged to enhance the reading experience on your computer with sound and
visuals. This eBook is published by E-dition in Canada, and requires no additional
software. Click on the link below to check it out (this site also includes a limited free
E-dition - Dance Sisters
This navigable book for your PC requires Windows 9.x/NT, SVGA 800x600x16M colors,
and a sound card for the soundtrack. $12.95 US
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