3 Replies Latest reply on May 20, 2013 5:16 PM by Sandikal

    Is ePublishing Works!  just another Smashwords?

      I'm sorry if this has been discussed. These forums are so huge and I get lost here. I hope I can find the response!

       

      I ask about ePublishing Works! because someone is posting a lot of them on the free nook blog, but they seem to be of rather sad quality. Thanks if you can share some knowledge on this.

        • Re: Is ePublishing Works!  just another Smashwords?
          MacMcK1957
          I kind of suspect you've answered your own question. Odds are it is what it looks like, wouldn't you say?
          • Re: Is ePublishing Works!  just another Smashwords?
            BrandieC

            @kaplanva:

             

            I assume that you're talking about A3A's posting of Brain Dead, by Eileen Dreyer, and Name and Number, by John Hoskison.  While I can't speak to the quality of either book, I can say that Brain Dead was previously published in 1998 by Harpercollins in paperback, so at least their editors felt it was of sufficient quality.  Given the original publication date, I suspect this may be one of the instances, also occasionally seen on Smashwords, of an author who did not give up her ebook publishing rights to her DTB publisher and, therefore, is self-publishing ebooks of her backlisted title(s).

              • Re: Is ePublishing Works!  just another Smashwords?
                Sandikal

                BrandieC wrote:

                @kaplanva:

                 

                I assume that you're talking about A3A's posting of Brain Dead, by Eileen Dreyer, and Name and Number, by John Hoskison.  While I can't speak to the quality of either book, I can say that Brain Dead was previously published in 1998 by Harpercollins in paperback, so at least their editors felt it was of sufficient quality.  Given the original publication date, I suspect this may be one of the instances, also occasionally seen on Smashwords, of an author who did not give up her ebook publishing rights to her DTB publisher and, therefore, is self-publishing ebooks of her backlisted title(s).


                I've run into a few books I loved a couple of decades ago that appear to be self-published by authors who are still publishing.  These books were traditionally published, but are now out of print.  I think it's awesome that we can get access to these works again.  I'd love to see a thread started just for books that were at one time traditionally published but are now available in e-book, especially if the authors are handling the e-book editions themselves.