Hellenistic Greek Reader
c stirling bartholomew
cc.constantine at worldnet.att.net
Fri Aug 16 16:29:16 EDT 2002
As I was eating lunch, it dawned on me that the best way to publish a
Hellenistic Greek Reader in this day and age is in the form of an e-book,
not hard copy. The first thing I do when starting to work with a new text is
to go looking for an e-text so I can make work sheets. I find that the
printed and bound form of the text is useful for reading after you do your
preliminary analysis of the text but on your first pass, an e-text is much
more useful. So perhaps distribution of a bound book isn't really all that
I have been using the e-texts now for 12 years and have become somewhat
addicted to the flexibility that they offer over bound editions.
on 8/16/02 12:53 PM, c stirling bartholomew wrote:
> Hellenistic Greek Reader,
> I have a publisher handy (don't ask, I can not tell you) who would put this
> sort of book into print if we could come up with few hundred subscribers who
> would purchase it in advance. The book would be published using print on
> demand technology and would cost about $20.
> As a profitability venture I think this project is hopelessly futile. There
> doesn't seem to be much reason for anyone to put a lot of work into finding
> public domain e-texts and editing the texts, and so forth.
> If anyone wants to do all the work (unless you have publishing experience
> you probably don't appreciate how much work this is going to be), anyway, I
> think the book could be put into print but it will have to be reduced to a
> "camera ready" .pdf file before it will be accepted.
> Please don't send me your wishes, send me a detailed formal book proposal
> and I will pass it on to the publisher who is short on time since he is
> fighting a nasty lawsuit with a big (huge) literary estate. If you don't
> know what a book proposal is don't send my anything at all.
Clayton Stirling Bartholomew
Three Tree Point
P.O. Box 255 Seahurst WA 98062
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