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Apr
7
comment Self-contained software environment for authoring research papers
For general interest, Wikipedia does support downloading dumps of their database. See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Database_download. It's about 31 gig uncompressed, but doesn't include images. So not as big as one might think.
Feb
4
awarded  Yearling
Feb
1
comment Is publishing to Amazon Kindle-alternative eBook markets worth the time and effort?
@Strozykowski - the only really good reason NOT to publish on other platforms is if it's too difficult to convert, or if your contract prevents you. With Nook, etc I don't expect either of those is true.
Nov
12
answered What rights are OK to give up for publishing?
Oct
25
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
5
answered Can I write my sub stories separately?
Aug
12
answered Pros and Cons of different styles of publishing
Jul
28
comment How to make easy and fast money selling a short book (which is available for download)?
@iajrz - I think it's more that they suddenly see an author they never heard of make a million on a book. What appears to them as an 'overnight' success is actually the result of decades of work, but they don't see any of that.
Jul
28
comment What are the advantages and disadvantages of digital rights management for self-published authors?
@Standback - my advice is to only bother with DRM if the platform you want to publish on requires it. Otherwise, it's probably not worth the trouble it will cause your paying users.
Jul
27
comment What are the advantages and disadvantages of digital rights management for self-published authors?
Just remember when going the DRM route - every DRM system can be broken. Just because you DRM your book, do NOT expect that you'll keep the pirates away from it - you'll slow them down a bit, but it only takes one bozo with too much time and some typing skill to make your DRM irrelevant. The best you can do is prevent casual piracy - the hard-core guys are still gonna take your stuff.
Jun
22
answered Is it really so “impossible” to get published by a traditional publisher?
Apr
30
comment Can I ePublish my out-of-print history book?
@jae - It's shaky, but if neither one of you has the contract, then it's entirely your word vs. theirs. If they wanted to make an issue of it (because, for instance, they were just that kind of jerk), they could probably force you to show up in court and defend yourself, thus costing you more than you'd ever make republishing. And while you might be able to hassle them similarly, they can afford to be hassled far more than you can. For the OP, the best thing to do is to get the contract from the publisher, OR get the publisher to sign off on him reprinting.
Apr
24
comment Can I ePublish my out-of-print history book?
As a side note, this should serve as a warning to all authors to KEEP THE PAPERWORK! FOREVER! If you have your contract, you can answer this yourself, or by giving it to a lawyer for a few moments. Without the original contract, you are stuck with guesswork and asking the other guy. Also, you probably want a revert-on-out-of-print clause in all future contracts.
Apr
24
answered Can I ePublish my out-of-print history book?
Mar
27
answered Submitting a novel for publication: do editors still expect Courier font?
Mar
24
awarded  Teacher
Mar
24
answered How many writers use fountain pens/dip pens today?
Feb
4
awarded  Supporter
Feb
4
awarded  Autobiographer