[Haskell-cafe] Writing "Haskell For Dummies Or At Least For
People Who Feel Like Dummies When They See The Word 'Monad'"
mrevelle at gmail.com
Mon Dec 11 13:46:21 EST 2006
What do you mean by "real publisher"? As long as the quality of the
final product is good, does it really matter what publishing company
has their name stamped on it?
I'm not sure about Lulu and distribution, but there's also BookSurge
(http://www.booksurge.com) which is owned by Amazon. From their
"Through BookSurge, your book is given a unique ISBN (a sales
distribution number) and is made available for sale through the
world's largest distribution channels. Our authors receive the highest
royalty rates in the industry, without smoke and mirror accounting -
you receive royalties as a direct percentage of your book's list price
on all retail and wholesale channels."
There are plenty of details to figure out, but I wouldn't dimiss the
"open, electronic book" -> "dead-tree book" idea just yet.
On 12/11/06, Kirsten Chevalier <catamorphism at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 12/11/06, Matt Revelle <mrevelle at gmail.com> wrote:
> > A quick search turned up Lulu (http://www.lulu.com/).
> > >From the Lulu site:
> > "Publish and sell easily within minutes.
> > No set-up fees. No minimum order.
> > Keep control of the rights.
> > Set your own price.
> > Each product is printed as it is ordered.
> > No excess inventory."
> > Looks like they offer hardcover and paperback and are fine with
> > "open-source" books.
> I suppose I should have clarified that I meant a dead-trees book with
> a real publisher, but again, if other people want to organize
> something different based on this thread, they should go ahead! I can
> only do so much :-)
> Kirsten Chevalier* chevalier at alum.wellesley.edu *Often in error, never in doubt
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