Posted by Erol Abit on May 10, 1999 at 14:47:54:
In Reply to: Another advantage: "Dynamic Book" is possible posted by Erol Abit on May 10, 1999 at 14:11:45:
: : Behind such questions, I sense a sort of fear, particularly fears of someones such as authors, publishers and so on.
: : Sure it is more comfortable to read a book in our chairs, beds, etc than to read in front of this aquarium. But this does not mean that a rug book author has to publish his/her book in paper. An alternative way can be:
: : The author writes his/her book onto digital medium, i.e. onto floppy disks or CDRoms. The author sells the book disket directly to customers. No publisher cost, no initial investment, no pre-organization, no real advertisings. Just home based. Also, everybody has chance to do this. Besides, the author can sell the books directly and simply by using internet. He/she puts the book under a web or ftp site and customer pays while downloading the book. For me, it will be cheaper and faster to own it. For author, there will be more selling.
: : It doesn't matter which format (.pdf, .ps, .tex, .doc, etc) the author uses since all these formats can be converted to the others. I who will buy "rug book" disk or file from internet can convert original format to what format I like. Also, I can print out using the type of paper I like when I want to read it in the bed.
: : After all these advantages of books on disks or on internet (choosing text format and paper type, faster owning, cheaper cost, selling more copy, etc), why so fear? Don't worry the diameters of publishers' stomachs have became big enough...
: : Regards,
: : Erol
: Dear Turkotek People,
: Another advantage of digital medium as a book is that it gives a chance of writing "dynamic" books. Imagine a rug book in which the author shows how to knot by inserting animations or movies into his/her text. This will be more descriptive than by just putting some pictures, static shots of the weaving and fits the nature of rug and weaving.
: ps. I don't want to put my nose into your business but I thought it could be more productive for Turkotek which may be a proper place for such a job. The author will not need to travel to Middle Asia since many people will easily supply the video files from middle asia via internet.
I'll escape after saying one more thing. Such a book will be "upgradeable" with an additional cost. Such books will never be old... Just 1 CD. I promise I will be first buyer.
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