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Artmedia - e-Publishing News - July 2002

eBook Report
Welcome to the Robust Digital Reality

ABC Books, 'Writing as A Business' by Ken Methold
'Through Other Eyes', anthology of short stories by Bob Rich
Young Australian author, Catherine Basilicata

Gangway: The on-line lit mag, submissions invited
Author's page on eBookWeb
Sydney Popular Writing Festival, 6-7 July

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Welcome to the July 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.

We start with apologies, because a virus recently ate our computer,
primarily that the June newsletter became the July issue, and secondly
to the handful of people who unsubscribed last month, and we did not
get to the database, before the virus got to us. Please unsubscribe
again, by hitting reply and typing unsubscribe in the subject, and this
time we will get it.

In the eBook Report this month, I am inspired by our recent virus,
and our provider's collapse last month, to note that we're still on air,
and did not loose any important information, because our various
digital products are now housed in multiple places, creating a more
robust digital reality.

In the Feature section this month we have a new release from ABC
Books, 'Writing as A Business' by Ken Methold, and also 'Through
Other Eyes', an intriguing, entertaining anthology of short stories by
award-winning author Dr Bob Rich, and more on young Australian
author, Catherine Basilicata. ( Just Aus$50 to get into our features ).

In the networking, submissions are now invited for Gangway, an
on-line lit magazine, and eBookWeb in America announces their
new author's page, where you can post your bio, list of books, cover
art and links. For those in Sydney, there is a Popular Writing Festival
this weekend at the NSW Writers Centre.

In Artmedia Site news, we have been expanding the site, and we
welcome William Lambe, with information on his book the 'Bright
Eyed Mariner' www.artmedia.com.au/mariner.htm , Pam Liell's
'Before the Phone ,100 years of postcard messages', is an album of
brief word pictures which shows us the life and language of the past,
www.artmedia.com.au/postcards.htm and Catherine Basilicata has a
new page on her poetry at www.artmedia.com.au/sanguinity.htm .

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 also forward this to somebody
else who may be interested.

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Order the paperback, or download the eBook, US$6.95, from online
stores like www.amazon.com or from bookshops throughout America,
Canada, England, Australia, and New Zealand.

eBook Report

At a recent session at the Australian Publishers Association Book-Fair
in Sydney, the chairman of the international ISBN association, assured
the audience that there was now no worry about the ISBN numbers
running out, as only two formats of eBooks had become prevalent.

Previously, as each distinct publication, such as paperback or eBook
editions, need separate ISBN numbers, there had been concern that
the explosion of e-formats would exhaust the numbers available.

Such is the established nature of the electronic publishing industry today
that nobody even asked what the two formats were, it went without
saying that they were PDF and LIT. eBooks have become a reality, if
just the first germination of the medium to come.

I am inspired by our recent virus and our providers collapse last
month, to note that we're still on air, and didn't loose any important
information, even though we lost everything on our hard drive, because
our various digital products are now housed in multiple places creating
a more robust digital reality.

The buzz of excitement about the new medium has faded, but it has
already stabilised into two formats, and the distribution and content
enhancement possibilities are such a quantum leap forward, that it is just
a matter of time before it becomes mainstream. Some predict the tablet
PC, due in November, will be the next catalyst for long term growth.

Microsoft last week announced the Tablet PC 2.5 version of its reading
application. "One of the key uses of the Tablet PC will be on-screen
reading," said Jeff Raikes, group vice president of Productivity. "Users
and information workers will find it very compelling, not only for reading
and responding to e-mail, but also for working with longer documents,
periodicals, eBooks and Web content."

Feature - New release from ABC Books

Do you make any part of your living from writing or would like?
"Writing as A Business" by Ken Methold, rrp$29.95

Most artists, including authors are among the worlds worst business
people. This book, written for the Australian market is aimed at authors
who would like to increase their understanding of the book trade. Ken
Methold is one of Australia's most successful authors, who has been
making a living from writing for almost forty years. Drawing on his
experience as an author, publisher, film and television producer,
scriptwriter and bookseller, Ken Methold gives sound, pithy and
up-to-the minute advice on a range of matters that writers often overlook.
Topics covered in his book include digital publishing and the internet,
contracts, intellectual property, budgets, taxation, accountancy and legal
matters, literary agents, self-publishing, marketing and film and
television. This is an indispensable guide to the Australian trade.

Available online at www.abcshop.com.au ABC Shop & Centres & good
retailers. Telephone in Australia for home delivery 1300 360 111

Feature - Dr Bob Rich, Through Other Eyes

'Through Other Eyes' is an intriguing, entertaining anthology of short
stories by award-winning author Dr Bob Rich. These short stories will
take you on a journey of 26 realities, as the author, a psychologist, gets
you to look at the world through eyes like those of Marge, whose
daughter is now in jail, Tony who'd love to use his condom, Marjoram,
fighting a desperate battle against Vikings, and Peter, trapped in a wage
slave's hell but afraid to leave it.

(or as an electronic book anywhere in the world): Check the book out
at http://bobswriting.com/othereyes.html

Bob is also a respected freelance editor ( Ask Alan Clay, whose book
he has worked on ). His rates may be cheap, but the quality of his work
is not. The service is described at http://bobswriting.com/editing.html
Dr Bob Rich bobrich@web.solutions.net.au

Feature - Young Australian Author, Catherine Basilicata

Write Processing presents: SANGUINITY by Catherine Basilicata

Sanguinity is an expressive voyage through the shock, grief, and
despair of a young woman experiencing a life-threatening illness
and coming to terms with an abusive past. This book is not just a
story of Catherine's triumph over adversity, but an encouragement
to others to express themselves and begin the process of their
own healing.

Seeds Of The Past

Why do I wander when I'm living in reality?
I have enclosed my soul inside their raven vault.
If I were to sever the hands of the past then
I may free the clutches of despair.

The choices I made before bear the weight of the present.
There are no thieves in my bed, only a liar in my mind
while my eyes remain open behind my hair.

If there is anyone listening, please remove the voices
in my head, so I may not break the glass.
A crystal shouldn't feel the sharp pains that I have seen.
Bathe me in acid and sink my demons that dare.

Having said the above, where do I go now?
Under your knife, for the seeds of the past are inborn.
I rather leave than see my dove tear and purge while all
watch and stare.

Currently available direct (cheaper price) from the publisher: Write
Processing, Suite 14, 43-45 Johnson St, Chatswood NSW 2067,
Australia. Enquires and orders: cbasilicata@hotmail.com For those
who prefer to order on line: http://www.gleebooks.com.au Catherine's
Website address: http://homepages.msn.com/AquariusAve/c_poetry
Retail Price: $20 per-book order, $15 per-book for more than four
copies, and, discounts available for book stores/book sellers.


"G'day Alan, Submissions are now invited for 'Gangway: The on-line
lit mag', for our sections Interviews and Reviews as well as Specials,
where texts are welcome on the topic of a multicultural versus a
cosmopolitan society. For more information and submission guidelines
please read the magazine online. You might have already noticed
gangway #24, our June 2002 issue, featuring poetry and prose by
Chris Chapman, Frank Milautzcki, Ian McBryde, John Kinsella,
Anant Kumar, Dieter Sperl and R. J. Nicolet; the next issue will be
out in September." Regards, Gerald. Find a link to Gangway under
online magazines at www.artmedia.com.au/links1.htm

"Calling all eAuthors! we created a page to connect authors with
readers on eBookWeb. You can post your bio, list of books, cover art,
links, etc. on your very own author's page on eBookWeb. I encourage
all authors to post your info there. Readers can post replies to your
page, and you can receive an automatic copy of their message by email
if you choose. And of course you can reply to them on your page. This
makes it easy to interact with your readers. Feel free to use this page as
your main web page if you don't already have one. If you already have a
page, this can serve as another way to reach out and touch new readers.
Please pass this message on to other lists or authors you know." Cheers,
Glenn Sanders. Find a link to eBookWeb under Resources at

"2002 Sydney Popular Writing Festival! 6-7 July 2002. Come along
and meet the novelists, historians, biographers, children's book authors
and fantasy writers who are enjoying thriving careers in their chosen
profession. Their books are sought after by the Australian reading
public, and they make a substantial income from their writing. These are
not writers starving in their garrets! All sessions but the two introductory
seminars are free. We know you will have difficulty deciding which of the
many fascinating panel sessions you wish to attend to hear these popular
writers reveal the secrets of their remarkable success." Irina Dunn,
Executive Director, NSW Writers' Centre. Find a link to the NSW
Writers Centre under Resources at www.artmedia.com.au/links1.htm

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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 Artmedia Services button for our e-publishing deal.


love7.JPG (22882 bytes)  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.

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