jbcohen wrote:Unfortuately golden gate is mistaken about publishers loving electronic books, from what i have seen of them they do not like electronic books in the least . In fact there are some publsihers that are attempting to kill electronic books entirely/ I have seen some publishers that will not publish in electronic format and others that seem to be so far behind the technological 8 ball that they have no idea what an electronic book is. There are some types of book publishers that see electronic books as a extra step beyond the publication of a printed book, they have placed the production of the electronic book at the end of the production process such that once they get done publishing the pritned book they then take the book and translate it into epub and mobi format for electronic publishing. Other more technological savy publishers have understood that electronic books do not represent an extra step in the publication process, as others seem to think, rather represetn an intermediate step in the publication process. These publishers will take the book in the middle of the publication process and translate it to epub and mobi format and post it to their corporate web site then continue with the publication of the printed book. For these publishers the electronic book does not represent an extra step in teh publication process simply and earlier step in the publication process. As publishers learn how to create the elctronic books they seem to move the production in the publication process and the price for the electronic book will drop from electornic price = the printed + 20% to a more appropriate formula where the electronic price = printed - 40%.
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