A3) Making Book on E-Books: Writing Science Ebooks in the Real World

Saturday, October 27th, 9:15 am - 10:30 am
Room 302B
Carl Zimmer
Deborah Blum
Tabitha M. Powledge
Tabitha M. Powledge

This workshop will be about practical steps for science writers who understand that electronic publishing has turned the book world upside down and who want to take charge of preparing their manuscripts and bringing them into the world online. The speakers will describe their adventures in e-publishing, and we want audience members to share their experiences too, in addition to asking questions. Potential topics include ebook basics, pros and cons of choosing ebooks over print publishing, the new outlets for long-form writing that is not-quite-a-book, DIY v. publishing services, deciding how much help you need, and the economics of ebooks.

Session handout