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eBook Report Paperback Pirates - 'Used, like New' in the USA
Features Readings from 'Believers in Love', NZ & US Tour
e-Networking trAce online writing school feedback, UK National Poetry Week - Queensland Poetry Festival, Sept 22-29 How to Get Published by Michael LaRocca, a free ebook DiGiT conference and workshops Entries for EPPIE-2003 Awards for Excellence in E-books
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Welcome to the September edition of the e-publishing newsletter from Artmedia in Sydney, now reaching over 7,000 writers, publishers, bookshops, libraries and media-smiths in Australia, New Zealand, America, Canada and worldwide.
In the eBook Report this month I update on the possible pirating of paperbacks in the US, as a1Books sneaks their listing of Believers in Love back into amazon zshops, after previously promising never to sell it there again.
In the features I promote my readings from Believers in Love tour, and invite newsletter subscribers in NZ, the USA and Canada, particularly the many libraries on this list, to suggest opportunities to present my book, which lends itself to a live performing situation, and is suitable for story-telling and poetry events, as well as literary events.
In the networking we get some feedback from last months item on trAce online writing school, people with initiative and inventiveness are sought for the National Poetry Week at the Queensland Poetry Festival, Michael LaRocca offers a free ebook on How to Get Published, and we have info on the DiGiT conference and workshops.
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. Thank you for reading Artmedia e-Publishing News. Please forward this to somebody else who may be interested.
Alan Clay runs Artmedia Publishing. Alan's third novel, 'Believers in Love', is now available on order through bookshops and on-line stores. Order the paperback, or download the eBook, US$6.95, from online stores or from bookshops throughout America, Canada, England, Australia, and New Zealand.
=================================================== eBook Report - Paperback Pirates - 'Used, like new' in the USA ===================================================
Much has been made recently of pirated music and films, but now questions are now being asked in America about pirated books. Just as with other media, the onset of the digital age has made the pirating of paperbacks much easier, because these days many books are printed individually from file, as required.
Believers in Love is proving so popular that companies across America are discounting the recommended retail price and selling the book 'used, like new' through Amazon zshops, a part of amazon which functions a little like eBay where anyone can sell books. Some of them even claim to have sold thousands of copies, or to be holding stocks of the book in excess of the number sold by Lightning Source, the authorized US content provider.
Lightning Source are based in St Louis, Missouri, and they print and supply the books for those buying direct through Amazon. But as all the other 'used like new' listings also come up in searches for the book on amazon, buyers naturally choose the lowest price.
Artmedia served a notice of demand on one of these discounters, a1Books of Fairfield, New Jersey, in March to 'permanently stop selling 'Believers in Love' and Clay's second novel 'Dance Sisters', and remove all references to the books from the a1books.com site and amazon zshops.
Although a1Books promised to stop selling the books, this month the books reappeared in the a1Books zshops listing. If consumers look closely at the feedback for each of the zshops, they will find some with negative feedback about the delivery and condition of a significant number of the books purchased, which should alert them to the business practices of some of these companies.
Ordering 'Believers in Love' through the local bookshop, rather than online, is one certain guarantee of the authentic product, and, as with all the other media these days, it is up to consumers get a quality product with good service, by buying the authentic article and not the 'used like new' versions of the book.
=================================================== Feature - 'Prose that sings like poetry' from storyteller - Readings Tour ===================================================
I will be in New Zealand from December 2002 to March 2003, and am looking for opportunities to present my book, which lends itself to a live performing situation, and is suitable for story-telling and poetry events, as well as literary events.
American reviews of 'Believers in Love' have been so good, that I will be touring North America from May to November 2003, and I am looking for similar opportunities to present my book.
At this stage I will start the tour in Atlanta, Georgia, in May and then head up the east coast in June, through Maryland, Virginia, and New York, spend July to September in Canada, largely in Ontario, travel to Hawaii in October, and spend November on the west coast of America, in Washington, Oregon, and California.
I welcome enquiries from libraries in any of these states who are interested in hosting a reading, or from organisers of poetry readings, or festivals. There need not be any large cost in my participation, as I will already be in the area. e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
"Novelist Alan Clay breaks the mould of traditional romance to make it an art of creation, in Believers in Love. The light tone of the narrative belies the 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." www.wordweaving.com
Find contantly updated information on the Beleivers in Love Readings tour at www.artmedia.com.au/readings.htm Find more information on the book at www.artmedia.com.au/believer.htm and background on Alan Clay's writing at
Hi Alan, I noticed a mention of the trAce online writing school. I'm a tutor for the school (there about three Aussies) other tutors are based in Canada, the US and the UK. Students can be based anywhere in the world. I have made some great writing friends through the school and highly recommend the courses, workshops and 1-1 tuition, as well as the trAce writing community webpages which offer a place to post writing about particular themes, discuss writing in progress, join in collaborative writing or just generally chat about writing and reading." Cheers Sharon. email@example.com
"Dear Alan, National Poetry Week (September 22-29, 2002) is an initiative of the 2002 Queensland Poetry Festival, looking to foster imaginative partnerships with poets, artists, bookstores and arts organisations. QPF is looking for people with initiative and inventiveness who can organise interesting events, readings, workshops or exhibitions along a set of themes. The Director, Jayne Fenton Keane, is particularly interested in poets and poetry appearing in public spaces and in unusual partnerships. As there is no budget all events have been organised on a voluntary basis. If you would like to organise an event as part of National Poetry Week or contribute resources to the project, please contact Jayne Fenton Keane. We need you now!" best wishes, jayne firstname.lastname@example.org
"Hello Alan, I've been enjoying your newsletter for a long time, and finally I think I have something you can use. How To Get Published by Michael LaRocca is a free ebook that will help you improve your writing, find a publisher, and promote it after the sale. Learn why you should never pay to be published. Winner of two Sime~Gen Readers Choice Awards. http://www.smartgroups.com/vault/michaellarocca " Cheers! Michael email@example.com
DiGiT is now only just over a month away, so make sure you book your seats at the conferences and workshops(www.digitexpo.com), at the free seminars (www.digitexpo.com/seminars) or preregister for the expo to get fast-track entry. There are loads of additional speakers, like Lord of the Rings' Animation Director, Randy Cook twho will discuss the Two Towers (the second episode). This is the must-attend event of the year - there's a great opening night party, lots to see and do, and great networking. There are also prizes to win and free samples and gifts to collect. Hope to see you there!" Jackie Bedkober, firstname.lastname@example.org
"EPIC, the Electronically Published Internet Connection, announces the opening of entries for EPPIE-2003. Awards will be presented in twenty categories for the most outstanding books published in electronic format in 2002. Winners will be announced at EPIC's gala banquet on March 8, 2003 topping off EPIC on 2003 in Tampa, Florida, March 7-9, 2003. EPPIE entry is open to any English-language book published in electronic format between October 1, 2001 and September 30, 2002. Categories include action-adventure, romance, mysteries, thrillers, speculative fiction, poetry, non-fiction and westerns. For more information visit www.epicauthors.org. For more information on EPICon 2003 and the EPPIEs, visit www.epic-conference.com. Contact Betty Kasischke, EPPIE chair, for further information at email@example.com.
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